Boundaries are tough love

You may have heard the term “tough love” when talking about how to leverage a person to enter recovery from an addiction. Boundaries are tough love and key to improving the family unit when faced with addiction. Oftentimes, this type of boundary and tough love are used in conjunction with Continue Reading

Solutions to hearing loss

My great-grandmother was a strong, resourceful woman who was profoundly deaf. This resourcefulness was forced on her through her hearing loss and a husband who abandoned her to raise their children. A woman who was a divorcee in the late early 1900s was uncommon. A single parent with a significant Continue Reading

30 years of the World Wide Web! Thank you Sir Tim!

The World Wide Web turns 30 today. Thanks to the connectivity of this amazing creation, people can be anywhere, anytime without leaving their bedroom or getting out of their pajamas. What this means is if your environment has placed limitations on you through poverty of finances or mindset, then you Continue Reading

Go slow with chili peppers and conflict

Professional and personal relationships can be challenging, especially if there’s a conflict. Somedays, they are like chili peppers. In looking at the pepper, you believe it won’t be that bad and you can handle it, but once you bite into it, you’re committed. Even if you spit out the bite Continue Reading

Wait a minute M. Post(wo)man

“Imagine you are a letter traveling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?” This is the theme of the Universal Postal Unions Letter writing contest for 2018.  Winners will be announced today. All week is International Letter Writing Week, which was started by the UPU Continue Reading

Do you need a lifeline?

Affiliate disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase of a product or service. Every so often it’s good to take a step back and take a different view of Continue Reading

A little something to get you through

Some people like to pray. Others,  as soon as they hear or read the word prayer go a different direction. They are more open to the concept of phrasing such as an inspirational quote, a mantra or meditation. What phrasing do you prefer when you are working to settle down Continue Reading

What to do when your neighbors Facebook shame you or your dog

My 19-year-old son took our dog for a walk. Like many young (and old) men (and women), he wasn’t inclined to pick up the stuff that our dog dumped on her walk. So he left it there and walked on. The neighbor who was looking out his window at the Continue Reading

How to Achieve Emotional Independence

Emotional Independence is an ongoing journey. As people grow and mature, managing their emotions in the experience of ordinary daily living tends to become easier with time. Yet, arriving at this level of maturity takes practice, practice, practice, and the willingness to be vulnerable. The best laboratory for building emotional Continue Reading

How to get what you envy in others

  Affiliate disclosure: I sometimes link to other websites that sell products. I currently do not have any affiliate relationships with websites to which I link. What that means is if you go to a website that I’ve linked to and you buy something from them, they will get all Continue Reading

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