Posts Tagged ‘ self-awareness ’

Caught in Between

I’m at 30,000+ feet, flying home from Salt Lake City and my annual trip to the Usana International Convention. “Convention” is much like the fair was to me when I was a child. Lots to see, lots to learn, friends to hang with and lots of energy. From each presenter at the convention there was […]

Posted on 08/24/2017 11:05 am | Comments Off on Caught in Between
 

Road Closed, Change Directions

Late last summer I had to change my route from home to wherever I was headed. The most expedient, convenient, logical way from my house to the main thoroughfare was inaccessible. My road was closed. I could no longer take my familiar way through by driving around barriers or outwitting the road construction. A new […]

Posted on 08/15/2017 07:00 am | Comments Off on Road Closed, Change Directions
 

Do You Know What You Want?

This is probably the most difficult question for people to answer when they meet with me. The answer usually quickly degrades into wanting people in their lives to change and do something differently. But those things are not up for grabs here. Directing the lives of others is beyond your authority. This is not about […]

Posted on 08/08/2017 10:31 am | Comments Off on Do You Know What You Want?
 

Go Slow. Take Notes. How to Avoid Another Narcissist in Your Life

Whether I’m getting my hair cut, having dinner with a friend or sitting on the therapist’s seat, I hear stories of emotional and physical abuse. Maybe this is because some people I come across know of my book, Sweet Relief From the Everyday Narcissist, and feel safe talking with me.  Or perhaps it’s because the phenomenon of narcissistic […]

Posted on 07/24/2017 05:45 pm | 1 Comment
 

Body Talk: How to Read What You’re Feeling

Ever get to that place where you “lose your cool”? The hotter it gets, it seems, the easier it is to lose it. And when you loose your cool, nobody feels good afterwards. Your target doesn’t like that kind of attention, and then there’s the guilt that swamps over you, leaving shame and embarrassment in […]

Posted on 07/17/2017 05:34 pm | Comments Off on Body Talk: How to Read What You’re Feeling
 

Witnessing: The Under Rated Gift of Independence

My son is living with me this summer as he commutes to his college internship. He’s a kind and gentle young man and I like him a lot. But, having him here reminds me how much I have to work with myself to refrain from taking his learning away from him. In that refrain is […]

Posted on 07/04/2017 05:33 am | Comments Off on Witnessing: The Under Rated Gift of Independence
 

Reflections on Father’s Day

Years ago I was in a workshop with my professor, Sam Osherson, who offered a four-day workshop on “Restoring the Broken Link between Fathers and Sons.” (That probably wasn’t the exact title, it was a long time ago, but that was the gist). I was intrigued and signed up for it. The next three and […]

Posted on 06/19/2017 03:48 pm | 1 Comment
 

Shifting Gears: More on Transitions

If you follow along with me on FB, you know transitions have been a theme the last few weeks. One thing that makes them doable is the punctuation at the end. (I was saddened when I learn that two spaces after a period was no longer proper grammatical style.) Ok, so I’ll change metaphors. The […]

Posted on 06/13/2017 05:39 pm | Comments Off on Shifting Gears: More on Transitions
 

How to Weather Spring’s Rites of Passage, Summer is Almost Here

I remember the excited delight of getting out of school for the summer. It was great and we students were ready to jump long before the final bell rang. Sweet memories I cherish, but not so much how I feel about May these days. Nevertheless, here we go. It’s the end of May, heading into […]

Posted on 05/25/2017 05:45 pm | Comments Off on How to Weather Spring’s Rites of Passage, Summer is Almost Here
 

How’d it Go? Mother’s Day Part 2

You’ve celebrated—or survived—another Mother’s Day. Whatever the day held, your experience of Mother’s Day was unique. It was yours, and yours alone. But the question I want to ask on this week after Mother’s Day is universal. Now that you’ve had your experience of Mother’s Day, how did you mother yourself? Were you kind and […]

Posted on 05/15/2017 06:01 am | Comments Off on How’d it Go? Mother’s Day Part 2
 
 
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