Category: Blame

Three Words to Avoid

How Being Right is Destroying Our Planet When was the last time you did an “ego check?” You may not be familiar with the term, but I’ll bet you’ve heard this one:  “You’re cutting off your nose to spite your face.” No one would really do that, but it...

Mistakes “R” Us!

My CV of Mistakes Don’t you just love to tell others all the things you’ve done wrong? Hmmmm…. Probably not. But that’s exactly what this blog is about. “CV” (if you’re unfamiliar with the term – many Americans don’t know what it is!) stands for curriculum vitae, Latin for...

Can I Trust You?

Truth, Integrity, and Lying by Omission (A reprint and updated version of “Can I Trust You,” from July 2016) Are you a trust worthy person? I’m sure you probably are. I sincerely believe people usually do the right thing when it comes to honesty. But, are there trust issues...

Consequences – DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How are you liking this “new world” we’re experiencing? Are you happy with what some are calling a “Greater America” today? If so, you can stop reading now. Or not. A few years ago I coined a phrase. If you’ve read my work for any amount of time you’re...

Celebrating Our Failures

There is a danger about living our lives in a positive way. What’s that, you ask? We may feel ashamed when things don’t turn out the way we thought they would. We might feel that if our desires are sincere then the outcome should be assured. To avoid the...

Why Did This Happened?

I originally wrote parts of this week’s blog shortly after Malaysian Airlines flight 370 went missing. A recent event in my own life has had me once again asking the same question – over and over and over again:  Why did this happen? Something very personal in my extended...

Blessed and Highly Favored

I walked into a business not long ago, smiled and asked the clerk how she was. “OH! God! ISN’T it a miserable day!” I thought, Gee, I know there are a few things I’d working on changing in my life, but it just seemed like a normal, brisk, somewhat...

Seeking to Understand

Recently I came into contact with a man who claimed to be an experienced school counselor. The reason I became aware of him was because of an incident where he showed extreme judgment in a situation with students at the high school level. As a licensed social worker, my...

“You Really Should…”

  Actually, by the time you get through reading the blog this week I hope you’ll see “you really shouldn’t!” I’m not one to “should” (ahem) on others. I can tell you without reservation that I’m re-discovering enough of my own character defects through a year-long course I’m taking...

The Magic Pill

Our country is obsessed with the “quick fix.” From a pill to make it all better and fast food to satisfy our hunger, we Americans love to have it now. The challenges of life are seldom solved with the immediacy we might desire. It takes time to overcome and...