• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Revenge of a Smile

    The Revenge of a Smile

    Revenge doesn’t have to be huge or dramatic. Sometimes all it takes is a smile. When confronted by naysayers, smile. It makes them wonder what you know that they don’t. When confronted by argumentative people, smile. It’s hard to carry on an argument while facing a smiling opponent. When confronted by people who don’t understand […]

  • 5 Rules for Success in the Workplace

    5 Rules for Success in the Workplace

    All of us spend a great deal of our lives working and many of us spend an equal amount of time complaining about our jobs. If we devoted as much time and energy to finding work we enjoy for people we like, or simply doing our jobs to the best of our ability, we might just get […]



    Why couldn’t my spouse just be a Mini-Me?  Then we’d both do things the right way! (Dream on, mere mortal!) Long ago I learned that even though people might love each other deeply, they may not be able to live together in perfect harmony. The problem lies in that fact that couples don’t always think […]



    If you’re like me, you might be finding yourself not only dealing with the aging process, but also in a role that there is no script for—taking care of an aging parent. People throughout history have been dealing with this issue and yet—even with all the television ads about getting older—we never really comprehend that aging and all […]



    Our children: They say children are a blessing, but we all know that’s not always true.  A few weeks ago a dear friend of mine was lamenting how her children had grown into thoughtless adults. Before I go any further, let me say that I know this lady and her husband well and they are […]

  • Toxic People – Energy Stealers

    Toxic People – Energy Stealers

    Do you have any people in your life who just suck the energy out of you? They demand that you boost their morale (all the time). They demand that you always listen and never criticize.  They demand that you make time for them regardless of your schedule. They demand that you do all these things […]