LOST YOUR STOP SIGN? Braking that impulse in three steps!

Learn how to get in front of those impulses that cause conflict and stress! Oops! It happened again. David meant to express empathy and concern to his father, who was upset about a business problem. Instead, he blurted out, “Well, … Keep reading…..

Words Really Do Matter! Which words we use, the tone of voice in which we say those words, and the body language that goes along with what we say. All of this matters – a lot!

Families sometimes forget how important those words are. After all, we’re family. We know we love and care about each other. We don’t have to watch our language, be careful about how we say things – right? Well……  maybe. Sometimes. … Keep reading…..

HOLIDAY CHALLENGES: Do we really “have to?”

Overheard at the mall: “She’s just gonna do it again! It always happens, so why should I go?” And, the reply: “Because you just have to!” (A conversation between two 30-something women that seemed to be about attending a family event.) … Keep reading…..

FAMILY COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES AND TIPS: Visiting with your family? Avoid the wars by doing something different!

Family commuication challenges interest me. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how much you’ve grown, how successful you’ve become – going “home” again can make you feel like that kid you once were! My article on that topic has been linked … Keep reading…..