When we enter into an agreement to love another, whether it is in choosing to parent a child or two people deciding to be together, there is a sometimes spoken and always unspoken commitment to care for each other. Though it is probably for the best, for most of us, our early days living inside…
It’s not always easy to ask for help and it’s not always easy to know the best way to give it. When a crisis hits, there tends to be a deluge of caring and shows of support. Often, in that immediate moment, we don’t know what we need and those offering don’t know what to…
Who are YOU there for? Stop. Right now. And consider that as you lead your life, pursue your goals and design your dreams it is not all about you. More than what you do or who you are, it is how you relate to others that really matters. I choose to believe we are all…
MLK’s quote on silence opens the door to exploring the challenges for caregivers in speaking up ~ and for all of us to be bold about the important conversations in our lives.
Acknowledging yourself and others for what came to pass in 2010.
In yesterday’s blog, Do Not Assume, we explored the danger of assuming you know something about a situation or situations without making direct inquiries. Someone I knew had commented to me about an assumption he’d made regarding a friend’s (let’s call him Don) current challenge.
Because of confidentiality, I couldn’t reassure him that Don was, in fact, doing extremely well and in a very positive place about reinventing himself. I couldn’t even suggest that instead of talking to me about his concerns that he might want to call Don directly and check in to see how he is doing. It was a glaring example of how assuming that someone’s life is a certain way is not helpful on any level.
How is it that you participate in conversations? Do you just hear people or do you truly listen? Today we explore the distinction between the two.
I am a big believer in individuals being independent and self-reliant. I encourage my clients to build this muscle and I live it in my own life but it is also important to know when to ask for help. Discover the power of one plus.
A reader asks ~ ”My girlfriend and I used to have a lot of fun but it seems lately we’ve been so busy trying to just keep up with life that we’ve dropped this out of the mix. Money is tight so that makes it challenging.” It takes some effort and creativity but there are lots of ways to recapture the fun…check out how.
It’s the title of a song, a line in a Hallmark card and something people often say when they speak about dating. How are we coming from a place of lack?