Phrase by 'Rachel Simmons'

A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It's also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  You , Yourself , Relationship , Friendship


There are no shortcuts to genuine friendship. Relationships are built over time.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  Time , Relationships , Genuine , Friendship


Harassment is one of puberty's darkest, most unreported rites of passage.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  Most , Darkest , Harassment , Puberty


Somebody once told me I treated my smart phone like Wilson, the volleyball Tom Hanks turns into a friend when he's stranded on a desert island in that movie 'Castaway.' It's an apt comparison: parenting a toddler occasionally feels like being marooned, and your phone is your only connection to the rest of the world.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  Me , World , Rest , Parenting


Self-compassion encourages mindfulness, or noticing your feelings without judgment; self-kindness, or talking to yourself in a soothing way; and common humanity, or thinking about how others might be suffering similarly.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  Yourself , Thinking , Suffering , Humanity


Teaching girls to agitate over every problem implies that relationships, and people, can bend to our will.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  People , Will , Relationships , Problem


Failing well is a skill. Letting girls do it gives them critical practice coping with a negative experience. It also gives them the opportunity to develop a kind of confidence and resilience that can only be forged in times of challenge.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  Experience , Opportunity , Confidence


The Internet foments outrageous behavior in part because it is a 'gray area' for social interactions.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  Internet , Social , Behavior , Gray


There are times in every friendship when you or your friend are too busy to call or are more focused on other relationships. It will hurt, but it's rarely personal. Making it personal usually makes things worse, and being too clingy or demanding can drive a friend even further away. Like people, friendships can get 'overworked' and need to rest.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  You , People , Drive , Friendship


Intrinsic motivation is one of learning's most precious resources. It bolsters us to stick out the tough moments of a challenge and pursue what we love to do.

Author: Rachel Simmons - American Author
  Love , Tough , Challenge , Learning