Losing our parents: If it's an inevitable transition, then why's it so hard? Nearly two and a half years after losing my Mom to breast cancer, I still struggle with being an orphaned adult. Intellectually I know it's something that happens to the best and the worst of us... if we're lucky enough to live … Continue reading Adult orphan: Why is life’s inevitable transition so hard?
First world problems: I've got a few of these. I tend to brush them off or feel ashamed when I talk about them. But that doesn't mean that they don't cause me a great deal of discomfort and pain.First world problems are deeply important because in a few decades from now millions more people will … Continue reading First world problems: Bigger than you think…
I think, it depends how you look at it and what mindsets influence how you perceive the term and any words you might associate with it. I see it as a gift if it's not confused with social isolation or loneliness. These things are social withdrawal in its extreme form... and they're not always voluntary. … Continue reading Social withdrawal: Gift or punishment?
Ladies, speak up; don't squeak. Men, don't speak down to them; get off your ladder.
To truly master of the art of not being offended, we must be able to see that every statement, action and reaction of another human being is the sum result of THEIR total life experience to date. In other words, the majority of people in our world say and do what they do from their … Continue reading Learn the fine art of not being offended
I came across this wonderful article earlier today. It really resonated with me so I thought I'd share it - see the link at the bottom of the page. Like most people, I've experienced grief in my life. My Dad died when I was three. I left the country of my birth when I was … Continue reading Some things about grieving
Who do you learn from? And what are they teaching you? I love words - spoken and written. I enjoy authors who make me think. I collect the quotes that push my buttons or resonate with me. And think I muse of what I'm learning from them. Here are 13 lessons I've learnt - and … Continue reading 13 lessons from one man’s writings
What's your rejection story? Being left out of a work meeting? Not getting that promotion you applied for? Being dumped? Not being invited to lunch with friends and finding out everyone else was there? Being snubbed by strangers? Being unfriended on Facebook? Having family not include you? Your business idea was ridiculed? Your services were … Continue reading Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector
Get to know yourself, get to know others, then follow the platinum rule: Treat people as THEY would like to be treated. Yes, your parents didn't get it completely right with their golden rule: Treat people as YOU would like to be treated. It's about THEM not you. The golden rule is only a guideline … Continue reading The platinum rule works better than the golden rule
Did you know that we respond very differently to what people write than to what they say, even if those things are exactly the same? That's the result of a fascinating new experiment by UC Berkeley and University of Chicago researchers. This research shows HOW we interact makes a huge difference. It's best not to … Continue reading According to science, you should never argue with anyone in writing