Going Into Business With A Family Member?  (Three Minute Read)

Going Into Business With A Family Member? (Three Minute Read)

With the drastic changes we’ve seen over the past year in the business world, it might be the perfect time to put on your entrepreneur’s hat and try something new. And you understand that it might very well take a village (or a rich relative) to turn your...
Silver Linings One Year Later (Three Minute Read)

Silver Linings One Year Later (Three Minute Read)

It’s been a year since a worldwide pandemic was declared, and society as we knew it went into lockdown. We’ve seen a lot that we never could have imagined in a million years (toilet paper, anyone?) and watched with both terror and sadness as hundreds of...
The Importance of Civility (Three Minute Read)

The Importance of Civility (Three Minute Read)

I think I fell in love with the message conveyed by this illustration the first time I saw one of those “co-exist” bumper stickers.  Diversity, inclusion, and respect are words that have always had deep meaning to me, and the January 6th attack on our...
Coping Skills (Three Minute Read)

Coping Skills (Three Minute Read)

For the past few years, I have had the honor of volunteering at Adam’s Place, a southern Nevada non-profit group helping children to deal with loss. I work with the adults who have the love and foresight to introduce their kids to the support they can find at...
Baby Steps . . . Yay Me!  (Three Minute Read)

Baby Steps . . . Yay Me! (Three Minute Read)

One of my all-time favorite movies is “What About Bob?” If you’ve never seen it and want to laugh, do yourself a favor and find it somewhere. This wonderful comedy made me a big believer in the concept of taking baby steps and congratulating...
Is It A Good Idea To Be Friends With Your Ex?  (Three Minute Read)

Is It A Good Idea To Be Friends With Your Ex? (Three Minute Read)

My answer to this question, in a word, is maybe. So maybe I should ask you to take this short quiz:   True or false: Our differences in philosophy or religion or politics or etiquette became more and more problematic. True or false: He/she cheated on me and left me...
Our Parents Are Aging (Three Minute Read)

Our Parents Are Aging (Three Minute Read)

Have you begun to notice a gradual shift in the lives of your parents?  Maybe they’re asking for help with the simplest of things, or maybe they’ve stopped doing them completely.  Giving up independence might be the most difficult task we face as we age. ...
Mansplaining (Three Minute Read)

Mansplaining (Three Minute Read)

In case you’ve never heard of the term “mansplaining,” I’ll give you an example.  A few weeks ago, in response to a question posed by a Facebook friend (“Share something about yourself that not many people know”), I confessed that...
You’d Better Read This . . . Or Else!  (Three Minute Read)

You’d Better Read This . . . Or Else! (Three Minute Read)

The subject for this article, in case you haven’t figured it out, is the ultimatum.   I recently met with a couple and learned that the husband had been having an affair.  When the wife found out, she demanded that he immediately end the other relationship and...
Magical Thinking (Three Minute Read)

Magical Thinking (Three Minute Read)

Urban Dictionary defines magical thinking as “the belief that one exerts more influence over events than one actually has.”  Wikipedia likens it to superstitious thinking.   I was recently introduced to this concept in a casual conversation with a friend. ...
The One Who Got Away (Three Minute Read)

The One Who Got Away (Three Minute Read)

Do you remember your first real love?   I struggle with the answer to this question because sometimes I count the boys I kissed in kindergarten, and sometimes I count the boy I made out with in junior high, and sometimes I count my first real long-term committed...