Sometimes the advice those in recovery think they hear is what not to do! All those don’ts: Don’t hang out with the same old crowd. Don’t go to the same old places. Don’t let your family talk you back … Keep reading…..
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…..
Stress happens! To all of us. At home, at work, with friends, and with family. The many published articles, books, and research reports that discuss the causes of and fixes for workplace stress could probably fill a very large library– … Keep reading…..
Commitment: “A promise to do or give something; a promise to be loyal to someone or something; the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) And most, if not all, commitments involve some … Keep reading…..
“Jeff” stormed into my office, clearly infuriated with one of his college professors. And it was equally clear that he wanted me to tell him he was right! To tell him that he had good reason for telling that professor … Keep reading…..
When you’re feeling the tension build and you just know this isn’t going anywhere good, consider this…… Acknowledging the other person’s position (even if you disagree) results in calmer discussion. … Keep reading…..
“Interesting. I’ll really need to think about that a little more.” You’ve made a suggestion to your boss, and this was her response. So what do you think? Does she really find your idea interesting? Is this a polite way of letting … Keep reading…..
Observed in a local store: Teen age boy with skateboard, shopping by riding that board up and down aisles. Store manager informs him that riding in the store is not permitted. Angry boy – ready to argue vehemently – steps off the … Keep reading…..
It appears like a shot out of nowhere. That sudden angry outburst arising from a seemingly cheery, pleasant conversation. “There you go again!” or “I knew it! You just couldn’t keep your mouth shut!” Or – some other expression of … 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…..