Having an Exit Strategy (Three Minute Read)

Having an Exit Strategy (Three Minute Read)

Whether you’re about to give notice to your employer or to your spouse, strategically planning your exit means sliding your emotions off to the side while you make a practical “to do” list.  This is neither the time nor the place to improvise. ...
I Like to Spread Good News (Three Minute Read)

I Like to Spread Good News (Three Minute Read)

I learned a long time ago to choose optimism, and anyone who knows me will confirm that my glass is always half-full.  (Thanks, Dad!)  Psychologists generally think that positive and negative emotions cannot occupy our minds at the same time.  Therefore, one tends to...
The Value of Your Value (Three Minute Read)

The Value of Your Value (Three Minute Read)

Just before the end of 2019, a client mentioned that her word for 2020 was “value,” and my brain immediately went to work.  What happened next was kind of confusing because I didn’t exactly know what “value” meant to me.  Did it mean...
Our Parents Aren’t Getting Any Younger (Three Minute Read)

Our Parents Aren’t Getting Any Younger (Three Minute Read)

As our population ages, we’re seeing older folks everywhere. Seniors are living longer and leading active lives. That is, until things start to change. I frequently talk with families about how roles have reversed when adult children find themselves becoming...
I Will Not Self-Sabotage (Three Minute Read)

I Will Not Self-Sabotage (Three Minute Read)

How about that for a New Year’s resolution? Whether knowingly or inadvertently, we humans sometimes have a knack for sabotaging ourselves. What do I mean by that? According to “Psychology Today,” it’s behavior that creates problems with our...
Life Is Good (Three Minute Read)

Life Is Good (Three Minute Read)

As 2019 draws to an end, I’m taking time this year to make my own personal list about why my LIFE IS GOOD.  I’ve chosen to do this instead of making New Year’s resolutions, first because everyone makes them and second, because I never keep them. ...
Making Amends (Three Minute Read)

Making Amends (Three Minute Read)

Both the ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans used an olive branch as a symbol of peace.  The expression, “to extend an olive branch,” is often used as a metaphor for reconciliation.  And now as the new year approaches, I tend to think about...
Handling Emotional Blackmail (Three Minute Read)

Handling Emotional Blackmail (Three Minute Read)

It’s the holidays. Your fuse is as short as daylight in December. You’ve got many things on your to-do list and not enough time or money to get them done. So you lash out at your partner, finally telling him what you’ve been thinking about for a long...
Faking It On Thanksgiving (Three Minute Read)

Faking It On Thanksgiving (Three Minute Read)

This is an encore of a blog which I first published in November of 2017, and again in November of 2018. By popular request (and by popular, I mean three different people asked me), I am again offering you the gift of peace with your family over the holidays....
Random Acts of Kindness (Three Minute Read)

Random Acts of Kindness (Three Minute Read)

Two years ago after being inspired by a friend, I posted some nice little tidbit on a different friend’s timeline for 100 consecutive days. I had fun doing it until I ran out of friends. Looking back at it now, I’m pretty amazed that I have 100 friends and...