Category: Communication

The Unexpected Consequence of #MeToo

I’m going to go way out of the comfort zone here for most people. We are living in a world that seems to WANT to believe every slight is discrimination, every touch an inappropriate act, and every compliment has a hidden double meaning. I fully support the original intent...

Blessed and Highly Favored

There is no better way to understand ourselves than to immerse ourselves in other cultures. I have that opportunity annually as a chaperone for my husband’s High School Model United Nations group when we take them to New York City every March. This year, our 52 students joined over...

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...

Can YOU Reach Across the Aisle?

Compromise is Not Defeat We lost a unique and well-known leader this week. Senator and Vietnam veteran John McCain died last Saturday. Even in death, the one Washington has called “The Maverick” for decades, did it his own way. He voluntarily discontinued treatment for his brain cancer and died...

How to Make a Bully Flee

Is the “Golden Rule” Dead? Do you practice the “Golden Rule?” Almost every society has some version of treating others like we want to be treated. Unfortunately, like all great advice and most sacred texts, this gets twisted by the selfish, the greedy, and those who live in constant...

3 Reasons Why We Aren’t Content

Are You Content or Complacent? Have you noticed it seems the entire world is ticked off about something? We have become intimately involved with people, places, and events that have little or nothing to do with us, our families, or our hopes, dreams, and visions. In the process, we...

Are You a Clickabator?

Self-Abuse in the 21st Century Do you feel stressed out? Do you feel like there’s too much to do and too little time in which to do it? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve written in the past about our increasing need to stay connected with everything and everyone...

How DARE You Bring That Up!

A World Without Privacy Have you ever posted a comment on social media, and then have it come back to bite you in the ass? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt … and the bite marks, which in one case is still healing. I’d be hard-pressed to think...

You’ll Never Guess What’s Killing Men

Husbands and Buddies and Friends, OH MY! If you’re reading this, there’s an 80 percent chance you’re female. My subscribers are predominately women and 35+. (If you’re a guy – thank you for subscribing and reading my work!) Truth is, I’ve always attracted more women than men in my...

Don’t Tell Me What to Do!

You Know You Should … Do you like to be told what you should or shouldn’t be doing? I don’t. People often try to be helpful by finding solutions for us. It’s not usually as helpful as they’d like to believe. I bring up “shoulding” because perhaps you’ve noticed...