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Create Your “To-Be” List

Do you have a “to do” list? I know that I do. I am so busy that if a task is not on my list, chances are that I will forget to do it. Yet, I do not have a “to be” list, a list of those traits and qualities that I would like to guide [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

In Defense of The Player

Player: One who plays. Shouldn’t everyone be a player? There has been much written about the benefit of play for children but what about adults? Is there some unwritten rule that once we cross that threshold between child and adult we must be serious, mature, and responsible? Why is it that work, family, and other commitments [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Why So Much Stuff

My building just had a clothing drive and it made me realize that it is that time of year again…spring cleaning. A recent Time magazine article stated, “In 2013 the self-storage industry raked in $24 billion in revenue, more than twice as much as the NFL. The 48,500 storage facilities nationwide, compared with only 10,000 outside [...]

By | May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

I’ve Become The Crazy Cat Lady Talking To Myself

Not really. And of course no offense to cat lovers, I’m a member of your club. Seriously though, I have written posts before about self-talk but I recently came across a different thought in the Psychology Today article The Voice Of Reason. This article sites research that shows that it is not just about using self-talk [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

The Most Important Communication Skill: Talking About Talking

We have heard it all before. The most important part of a healthy relationship, particularly a marital relationship, is communication. Yet, what is it about communication that is important? In fact, talking about how we talk is the key factor. We all communicate differently. Our family of origin, our own temperaments, and our career choice influences [...]

By | May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 6) Guilt

Welcome to the final part of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 4) Fear

Welcome to part four of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. And [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 2) Anger

Welcome to part two of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. And [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|0 Comments