It’s All in How You Say It

Ever had this happen? You say something, and all of a sudden, the other person is very irritated, and you have no idea what just happened. Well, sometimes it’s something going on inside them. It’s not about you at all....

What’s Wrong with my “But”?

I can’t resist punning with a little humor of the holiday season.  As we snack on goodies, many of us get concerned with what our rear end, our “butt”, looks like.  True? Of even more concern, though, is our verbal...

Holiday Tip: Check Our Listening Skills

Have you tried to reach a “live person” on the phone lately?  It is a recipe for frustration. Many companies seem determined to stop that from happening. The automated voice requires you push one number after another, and even if...

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

One of the things I believe in most firmly is what’s called a “Self-Fulling Prophecy”. Basically, that means that if you believe something about yourself is true, and then you act as if it is true, it can become true....

Dump the Junk In Your Trunk

Is there junk in your trunk? It tickles me how often a life lesson comes at me in an unexpected way. Here’s my “life lesson” for today: It’s important for our health and happiness to “throw away” any old irritation,...

We Are All In This Together

This is an important time in the USA. On Tuesday, Nov. 6th, we vote to determine the direction of our country for at least the next two years. This may be one of the most important elections of our lifetime....