Stop. Look. Listen. I believe all of us recall hearing this as a small child. As well as certainly telling our own children to stop, look, and listen. Most likely when you read the title and even began reading this blog you thought of crossing the road. I do not blame you at all. Because … More Stop. Look. Listen.
Delegation vs. Bossiness I was a very choleric child. (If you haven’t read Florence Littauer’s Personality Plus – it’s a must read!) I can remember playing dolls with my friends and telling them what their dolls needed to say to mine. We would play house and I would explain to them what they needed to … More Delegation vs. Bossiness
Have you ever been talking with someone, sharing something with them, and when you asked them a question, their answer seemed way off? Or maybe they were quick to say, could you repeat the question? I am not sure that I heard that right. Or perhaps they were honest and said, I’m sorry, I wasn’t … More Deeply Distracted
Today I feel like I am in the rapids in a boat. I am holding the paddle but I’m just bouncing and slamming against the rocks as I race down the river towards the unseen; not scared just anxious. I am wondering what is around the bend? Have you ever felt that way? Like your … More Turbulent
Cutting someone off in traffic. Flipping them the bird. Making an offhanded remark. Criticizing. Demeaning someone. Talking badly behind their back. Standing them up. Giving them a dirty look. Making them feel excluded. Calling them a name. Gossiping. Bullying. Emotional abuse. Taking your anger out on someone else. Hurting people, hurt people. I agree with … More Choosing Kindness
It is that time of year again! The holidays are right around the corner and you can feel it in the air. I love this time of year, Christmas is my favorite holiday and always has been. I love the feeling in the air, the magic of the lights and giving gifts. I love the … More 5 Tips for a Happy Holiday Season
Oh snap! Have I really managed to hold back my knight in shining armor? Have I subconsciously demeaned my champion by undermining his protection? OK, so it was recommended to me to read ‘Wild At Heart’ by John Eldredge. Now, I have to admit, the relationship books that I have read over the last few … More Release The Knight!
“You are driving all the way to Tampa after work? That’s a four hour drive! That’s crazy! Aren’t you going to be tired?” Those are the questions that I was asked all week as I told people of my plans for the week, and invited them to come with me. (Not to mention the looks … More Embracing Insanity
“Boy, you are awfully happy today!” As a hostess and cashier at a local diner I hear that comment and many variations of it on a daily basis. Someone asked me how it is that I am “always smiling”. I hadn’t really thought about it until she asked me – but now it has been … More What are You Smiling About?