• You  Don’t Have to be a Bad Person to be Treated Badly

    You Don’t Have to be a Bad Person to be Treated Badly

    Ever feel like you must be a really bad person because bad things keep happening to you? This is especially a problem for children. And sometimes, as children and then later as adults, we try harder and harder to be better only to have the same bad things happen. The result is that we don’t […]

  • For love or money?

    For love or money?

    Are you living life for love or money?   I spent some time recently with an 87-year old woman in a hospital.   When I asked her how she was feeling, she said she was thinking about how she had messed up her life.   I’ve known this woman for decades. I knew her husbands, her […]

  • Making New Year’s Resolutions? Keep ‘em personal.

    Making New Year’s Resolutions? Keep ‘em personal.

    Over the years, I have made New Year’s resolutions. Even set up Excel files, notebooks and calendars to achieve all my lofty goals. I went so far as to include all the S.M.A.R.T. goal issues: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely. And every Christmas as I clean out my office for the new year, I find […]

  • The Marriage Pyramid

    The Marriage Pyramid

    I was staring at my husband the other day. I do that a lot, mostly curious about: What I might have done in a previous life to deserve such a super guy –OR– What I might have done in a previous life that I got saddled with this . . . this MAN. Thankfully, Option […]

  • Why is it easier to hate than to love?

    Why is it easier to hate than to love?

    I was thinking about the Charleston massacre of nine individuals a couple weeks ago and wondered why it is so much easier to hate other people than it is to love them. Sounds weird but it’s true. Why couldn’t that gunman just have enjoyed their company and left to go about his business? Sometimes I […]

  • Daily Insanity – The Fitness Bracelet

    Daily Insanity – The Fitness Bracelet

    Two weeks ago, the company that manufactures “Fitbit,” a fitness tracking bracelet, was offered as an IPO (Initial Public Offering) on the New York Stock Exchange. Apparently, it garnered more money than anticipated which indicates just how popular this type of thing is becoming. Some of my friends wear these fitness bracelets to track the […]

  • Up Your Sex Appeal with Courtesy

    Up Your Sex Appeal with Courtesy

    Ever go to a party and watch a couple on their first date? Is she hanging on his every word or is she prattiling on to her friends, leaving him standing behind looking for another beer? Which one do you think the men find more attractive? I know. You’re going to say “It’s only a […]

  • The Pimples and Dimples of Relationships

    The Pimples and Dimples of Relationships

    We all dream of finding that “certain someone” who is going to make our lives wonderful. And we see ourselves so in love that we can’t imagine fighting or being misunderstood or disagreeing with Mr. or Miss Perfect.   Yeah, r-i-i-i-g-h-t! I hate to burst your bubble, but that doesn’t even happen in the romantic […]

  • The 6 Problems of Perfection

    The 6 Problems of Perfection

    Perfection is often a goal of insecure people. By attempting to follow the lead of others who are deemed perfect by our media, we are trying to overcome a feeling of inadequacy. This goal has as much chance of success as trying to swim across the Atlantic under water on one breath. Here’s why: It’s […]

  • PRAISE FOR SUPER WOMEN

    PRAISE FOR SUPER WOMEN

    Just who are you “super women”?   You are the single mother of 3 children with a dead-beat husband who thinks child support is a pair of suspenders.   You are the up and coming executive trying to be “guy-like” at work and “gal-like” after hours.   You are the grandmother who thought she had […]