Not About Them

When we reject, overlook or criticize others, it’s never personal. It’s almost always about our┬ápreconceptions, projections, insecurities or need to control. When we judge, it’s usually due to the mistaken belief that others are responsible for how...

Nerves on Edge

Now that we’re six weeks or more into this pandemic, it’s normal to occasionally feel unnerved. Conflicting information about what is sensible and what might be lethal behavior keeps us on edge. Some are experiencing extreme hardship and others, extreme...

Appreciation Enumeration

Now is the perfect time to take a moment to count our blessings. Embodying gratitude not only improves our lives, it benefits those around us. The easiest way to develop a reflexive and resounding sense of gratitude is to make it a habit of regularly acknowledging and...

Healthy Friends

Those we spend our time with have an enormous impact on us. Ideally, it’s best to seek companionship with people who add to our sense of well-being. Some people immediately lift us up while others bring our energy down. If we feel judged by someone or find...

Clear Communication

Clear communication enhances relationships, while careless expression can cause misunderstandings. It’s important with verbal communication and even more so with shorthand communication such as text and email. When we’re overly terse or vague, others read...