My youngest child is about to graduate from high school and although it is a melancholy time for me and my whole family it got me to thinking about all the ways in which my life and our lives as a family is also ending in one area and about to take flight in other areas. … [Read more...] about 6 Ideas that “Serve Us” in Service
“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” Thich Nhat Hanh I am so blessed to be able to say that my mom is still with me. She and I no longer live near each other due to many unpleasant life … [Read more...] about Lessons from Mom’s Old Radio
How many times have you asked someone a question only to find out that the person you sought an answer from had no clue how to answer, much less desire to find the answer for you? As children we learn the word “no” by the age of two. It feels very powerful to say no. It … [Read more...] about How to Create Trust and Respect with Just Seven Words
“There are times when the ocean is not the ocean - not blue, not even water, but some violent explosion of energy and danger: ferocity on a scale only gods can summon. It hurls itself at the island, sending spray right over the top of the lighthouse, biting pieces off the cliff. … [Read more...] about 9 Ideas to Communicate Without Anger
9 Strategies to Conquer Complaining The dictionary defines the word complaining as to say or write that you are unhappy, sick or uncomfortable or that you do not like something; to express grief, pain or discontent. The example from the dictionary is, “If you are unhappy with … [Read more...] about Complaining vs. Venting: Which Way Do You Lean?