Relationships

How important are your friends?

When we take life on in a bigger way, our friendship circles expand, too. I was reminded of this recently when I headed out for an early breakfast with a dear friend. We “do life” together and I love spending time with her. I have other friends that meet other needs and feel content with…

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Why most people suck at relationships…and how to fix it.

Unless you live a solitary life on an island somewhere, you are in relationships in every area of your life. Yet, successful relationships take hard work and so many people are just not prepared to make the effort. Conflict, arguments, gossip, criticism, resentment…the list goes on. These are all the result of bad relationships. It’s…

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Dump your baggage and grow up

Many times people refer to “baggage” that we bring into relationships, the work place, in our own internal dialogue. We all have some level of baggage. In the book, 5 Simple Lessons to be the Boss of You I take you on a journey of baggage disposal. Why is it so hard for us to let…

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How well does your mask fit?  

The value of authenticity and honesty in a world of fake. Becoming truly authentic in everything we do, takes hard work. It also takes being totally honest with yourself. It takes keeping a healthy perspective on who you are. Never putting yourself above or below what is really your position. It is never compromising your…

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How to have that tough talk you’ve been avoiding…

We have all had the situation where a really tough conversation is necessary, but we procrastinate, avoid and feel afraid. It’s because we’re making it about ourselves, and not them. Here are 3 Tips to succeed at tough talks. #1  Realize that it’s just as tough for them to hear, as for you to say. If…

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SUNDAY TIPS # 1: 5 Tips to Build Better Relationships

These apply to all relationships, but are most critical in a long term partnership. #1:   Be clear about, and regularly articulate your feelings. The #1 source of conflict and destruction to a relationship is the assumptive nature taken toward the other person. Don’t expect the other person to “guess” what you’re feeling in any given…

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