• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • THE PROBLEM WITH SPOUSES OR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

    THE PROBLEM WITH SPOUSES OR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

    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 […]

  • THE PROBLEM WITH PARENTS

    THE PROBLEM WITH PARENTS

    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 […]

  • THE PROBLEM WITH CHILDREN

    THE PROBLEM WITH CHILDREN

    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 […]

  • Earn More: Corporate Consciousness

    Earn More: Corporate Consciousness

    Excuse for Failure:  Too Undeserving Too many people often determine that success just isn’t their right, in the cards, possible, or warranted because they have such low self esteem. But the odd thing about self-esteem is that it is imposed on us by ourselves—not by others. (Perhaps you should re-read that last sentence: Self esteem is imposed […]