Are Real Conversations Becoming Extinct?  (Three Minute Read)

Are Real Conversations Becoming Extinct? (Three Minute Read)

I am not a dinosaur. I love technology. It makes my life run more efficiently. I can send a text to tell my friend I’m running five minutes late, and I can confirm tomorrow’s appointments without having to make a call, wait for an answer, or be required to leave a...
Staying Put (Three Minute Read)

Staying Put (Three Minute Read)

Which takes more effort, staying in a relationship or ending it? In my last post, I talked about the challenges of ending a relationship.  Staying in one can also be a challenge. I’ve read dozens and dozens of articles, each claiming to reveal the secret to...
Should I Stay or Should I Go?  (Three Minute Read)

Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Three Minute Read)

Making the decision to end a relationship can be more challenging than actually ending it. This is true whether you’re thinking about ending your marriage, quitting your job, or selling your house. And if you’re indecisive by nature, the choice can be...
How to Win an Argument (Three Minute Read)

How to Win an Argument (Three Minute Read)

I’m not supposed to tell you this.  I’m giving away some (but not all) of the secret techniques used by Mediators.  You’ll probably want to thank me later.  For now, please read on. Obviously, we all want to win our arguments.  We want to be told...
How Many Friends Do You Have?  (Three Minute Read)

How Many Friends Do You Have? (Three Minute Read)

A recent survey conducted by Evite concluded that adults find it difficult to make new friends.  In fact, the survey indicated that the average American adult hasn’t made a new friend in five years!   Evite reported that we have 16 friends:  three for life, five...
Should I Say Something?  (Three Minute Read)

Should I Say Something? (Three Minute Read)

I recently experienced a very awkward moment when I bumped into my neighbor’s husband at a Caesar’s Palace cocktail lounge. I saw him canoodling (that word kinda grosses me out) with a woman half his age. We made eye contact and then I continued on my...
Is It Possible to Mediate With Yourself?  (Three Minute Read)

Is It Possible to Mediate With Yourself? (Three Minute Read)

Remember when The Great Gazoo gave Fred Flintstone advice? I’ve tried to channel that inner voice and, for some reason, Gazoo has yet to appear  It’s not a bad thing, however,  because Gazoo usually gave Fred and Barney the kind of suggestions that got...
Starting a New Business Partnership?  (Three Minute Read)

Starting a New Business Partnership? (Three Minute Read)

You’ve had four dozen breakfast meetings, numerous enthusiastic phone conversations, and you know you’re both completely in sync about your plans, goals, and vision. Now is the time to actually start that business you’ve been talking about forever. Is the first step...
It’s So Annoying!  (Three Minute Read)

It’s So Annoying! (Three Minute Read)

If I made a list of the things that annoy me, I could be writing for days and days.  Well, maybe not days, but I’m certain that this post would be way longer than a three minute read. Do you feel the same way? I’ve been wondering whether I need some...
If You Don’t Say It, I Can’t Hear It (Three Minute Read)

If You Don’t Say It, I Can’t Hear It (Three Minute Read)

Raise your hand if you wish you had a magic crystal ball.  Newsflash: I’m not a mind reader. If you want me to start doing something, stop doing something, do it more often, or do it less often, you’re going to have to say something. Your...