The Power of Forgiveness
You may have times when you’ve been hurt or feel angry toward someone close to you. They may have said something that devastated you or performed some behavior without thinking that triggered feelings of frustration and anger. And yet you still hope to include them in your life.
The wisest thing to do is to forgive whenever you have these experiences.
But forgiving often proves to be more challenging than you think! Fortunately, it’s one of my specialties and if you need assistance, contact me…
Your Body Language: What Are You Really Saying?
Do you know that you can communicate your feelings and attitudes to others without even speaking? How you sit, stand, and conduct yourself physically is your body language. You send messages you may not be aware of.
Use your body language to your benefit with these common body language cues:
1. Sitting with your arms crossed. When you sit with crossed arms, you’re covering up your heart and your midsection. This posture sends the message that you’re closed and you’re not going to reveal anythi…
Choosing Your New Year's Resolutions
At this time of year, you may be considering whether you're going to make a New Year's resolution. Maybe you've made them in the past and lost interest over time. Or perhaps you buckled down and followed through. Either way, you're now facing the beginning of another new year.
Even if you're less-than-thrilled with your follow-through in prior years, the new year brings amazing opportunities to challenge yourself in all kinds of ways.
Try these ideas to help you set up your resolutions so you'…
5 Ways to Embrace the Season of Giving
The season which runs between Thanksgiving and Christmas goes by all sorts of names, depending on who you talk to, and you probably even have your own name for it as well! If you haven’t yet been able to truly embrace the “reason for the season,” as some call it, you might want to give it some serious thought.
Joining with others in giving back for the blessings that have been bestowed on you is a great way to make it joyful and memorable for you as well.
But just how do you do that? How do yo…
Grief: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
If you live long enough, you’ll eventually have to deal with the death of a loved one. Everything that lives eventually dies, but just because death is natural doesn’t make it any easier to navigate.
Grief is a universal consequence of loss, but it is also a very individual experience.
Since everyone is likely to face this type of loss more than once in a lifetime, it’s worth the effort to understand the grief process and how to navigate it.
Grieve in your own way and at your own pace:
Fall Home Cleaning Projects Provide Teachable Moments for Your Kids
As summer shifts into fall, the kids return to school and you settle in for whatever the season brings.
For many of us, this means tasks around the house. Including the children in home cleaning will provide you with plenty of opportunities for teachable moments.
Whether you plan to clean from floor to ceiling or just do a few little things, you can use some of your fall projects to educate your kids about a variety of topics.
Cleaning Out Drawers
One task that many parents face with disda…
Love Your Home: Creating Your Own Paradise
Do you have fantasies about where you’d like to live someday? Maybe it’s a beautiful little seaside town in the south of France or a logs home in the mountains of Denver. Fortunately, you can have a bit of your dream right now, where you live today, without uprooting your life!
Although it’s important to strive toward making your dreams a reality, you’ll live a happier existence in the meantime if you work to create your own paradise wherever you live.
Try some of these tips to ensure you’re l…
Helping Too Much? You Might Be an Enabler
Have you ever found yourself in a position where you felt you were doing everything you could to help someone yet their negative situation just got worse and worse? If so, it’s possible you were enabling the other person.
You might be enabling whenever you’re trying to help someone, but your actions are, instead, exacerbating the issues.
What can you do to break the cycle of enabling someone you care about?
Follow these helpful tips:
- Stop. Even though it’s your friend or loved one, picki…
Could You Use an Attitude Makeover?
If you're blessed with a naturally positive dominant attitude, you're in solid command of your life. You're most likely already living the good life you deserve.
But if you notice that a less positive attitude is pervasive, make the decision now to alter how you think and feel.
Consider the following regarding these more challenging attitudes and the ways in which they can detract from the quality of your life:
- Sluggishness. If you have a sluggish attitude toward life, you'll find yoursel…
9 Ways to be a Better Friend
You can be a poor, fair, good, or great friend. Take stock of your own stable of friends. Some are just better than others at being your friend. You have friends that you trust more than others. Some friends are more enjoyable to be around.
Being a great friend is a skill that you can cultivate. There’s no risk incurred by making an effort to enhance this part of your life.
Use these strategies to be a better friend:
Keep an open mind. Most of us could stand to be a little more open-minded. W…