A thought to consider when you’re feeling challenged by a conversation that’s going downhill fast: Much of the time, the other person’s response isn’t really about you – it just feels as though it is. … Keep reading…..
I was in a hurry to get to a meeting. The drive that should have taken 5 minutes lasted 10 times as long. Detours were just as bad as the main route. My passenger was trying to have a conversation, … Keep reading…..
Before offering advice, ask if it’s really wanted! … Keep reading…..
My college major was special education. I loved learning about and working with kids who learned differently. Kids who didn’t quite know how to do things “right.” My friends and I were full of pride and passion about our ability to … Keep reading…..
Have you ever noticed that some folks just seem to breeze through those challenging moments that would make you just want to explode? Have you ever wondered how they manage to do that? I suspect that these “Teflon people,” who let … Keep reading…..
Someone in your life is concerned about your well-being. For the umpteenth time, that person has inquired about your well-being. At this point, what you’d really like to do is just say “STOP!” And you might just start feeling like … Keep reading…..
A while back, I had a brief chat with a rather impatient man on line in front of me at Costco. His impatience with having to wait was obvious. He paced next to his cart, sighed, and rolled his eyes … Keep reading…..
A little while ago, I posted some tips on carrying out New Year’s resolutions. (See post below this one.) Then I re-read what I wrote and realized that it isn’t obvious how this topic fits in with my overall theme … Keep reading…..
We tend to think there’s something magical that happens when we enter a new year. “New” implies change and hope. Maybe this time I’ll really, really do things differently. I’ll clean off my desk, lose weight, eat better, return those … Keep reading…..