Do Whatever You Can with the Space You Have (5/6/22)

Searching for my usual blend of encouragement and practical ideas for this week’s blog, I found it on a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. It didn’t come from our wise Founding Forefathers but from a speaker at a three-day...

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Don’t Get Your Wires Crossed – Part 2 (4/29/22)

As I wrote last week in Part 1 (below) getting our communication wires crossed can lead to misunderstandings, anger, frustration, resentment, low morale, less productive days at work and at home, and physical ailments related to increased stress levels....

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Don’t Get Your Wires Crossed – Part 1

Throughout my childhood my parents constantly preached about safety issues. First we got the basics: don’t run with scissors, don’t throw pencils, don’t pet stray dogs and don’t talk to strangers. Sound familiar? When we became teenagers the list...

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Help is Only a Conversation Away! (4/15/22)

If you’re a regular blog reader, you've heard me speak or read my books, you know that I don’t tell other people’s stories. I only share my own life experiences and what I’ve learned from them. Since today is...

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Talking to Yourself is a Good Thing! (4/8/22)

When it comes to getting what you want, what’s the difference between persuasion and manipulation? We all negotiate every day - a lot more than we realize. Some people think that negotiating means getting your way, even if it...

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Winning an Argument with a Three Year Old (4/1/22)

“How do I handle the angry person in my life?” That’s a common question during my women’s programs. As adults we know how to express anger, seek satisfaction and get results in a positive way. But angry people don’t...

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Dealing with the “Squirrels in your Attic” (3/25/22)

Our troubles began one morning with the pitter-patter of little feet in our attic. This worried me because, as far as we knew, no one was living in our attic at the time. We soon discovered that a crafty...

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Tough Decisions with No Easy Choices

“Did you really give your sister a kidney, or did you make up that story to add punch to your keynotes?” Whenever I get that question my answer has two parts. “Yes, I did give my sister a kidney...

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