Is Your Glass Half-Full?  (Three Minute Read)

Is Your Glass Half-Full? (Three Minute Read)

A couple of years ago, I posted a blog about having a positive attitude, and I think it’s appropriate to revisit this today.  I previously shared an epiphany I had as a teenager when I realized that my dad was an optimist and my mom was a pessimist.  I thought,...
Talking About Consequences (Three Minute Read)

Talking About Consequences (Three Minute Read)

As an expert on child rearing (joke — I don’t have kids), I understand that the time-out, the grounding, and the taking away of privileges are all ways to teach children about consequences. Hopefully, when you’re practicing consequence-teaching in...
Accessibility (Three Minute Read)

Accessibility (Three Minute Read)

Last week, I wrote about emotional support. I shared my opinions about the importance of providing it even when you’re not asked.  If, on the other hand, you’re able to articulate your own need for emotional support, especially in times of despair, now...
It’s Messy (Three Minute Read)

It’s Messy (Three Minute Read)

Right now, there’s a monumental mess in our world and I don’t think anyone is embracing it.  At least, I hope not.  The mess started out with a conversation about a virus heading our way, and now it’s impacting us in all directions.  I envision a...
How Good Is Your Balance?  (Three Minute Read)

How Good Is Your Balance? (Three Minute Read)

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “Minimalism.” It’s essentially about two life-long friends who gave up their six-figure corporate positions to explore a lifestyle of “less is more.”  They wrote a book, got rid of most...
The Silver Linings of Sheltering in Place (Three Minute Read)

The Silver Linings of Sheltering in Place (Three Minute Read)

After Week #1 of sheltering in place, I started looking for the good things about this awful situation.  Channeling my dad once again, because he was the most positive person I’ve ever known, I began to appreciate things I’ve overlooked in the past, as...
It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect!  (Three Minute Read)

It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect! (Three Minute Read)

Confession: I am not a perfectionist. “Good enough” and “okay for now” are sometimes the highest my bar gets set. On the other hand, I’m absolutely mortified if I find a typo on something I’ve already sent out. Go figure. I think...
Jealousy vs. Envy (Three Minute Read)

Jealousy vs. Envy (Three Minute Read)

Do you think the black cat is jealous of the grey cat in the box?  Or do you think the black cat is envious? I’m not an expert in feline feelings, but I will tell you that in humans, both jealousy and envy can be intense emotions.  We tend to confuse the two...
Has Your Attitude Changed?  (Three Minute Read)

Has Your Attitude Changed? (Three Minute Read)

It’s so interesting to me to observe the entire spectrum of my friends’ attitudes toward this pandemic.  From the virus-deniers (“it’s a hoax”), to the panic shoppers (“I’m gonna use it eventually”),  to the hazmat suit...
Cohabitation in Captivity (Three Minute Read)

Cohabitation in Captivity (Three Minute Read)

You’re all going through many different kinds of challenges these days, not the least of which is spending 24/7 at home with your spouse and kids.  These people are the ones you love the most in the world.  They’re the ones you’d rescue from a...