Are you creative when solving problems?

In relationships and in a work environment, it is always a benefit to be creative.  If what you have been doing is not getting you the results you want, change your view.  How can you be creative?  Try looking at a problem from a different perspective.  Imagine you are a bird and look at theContinue reading “Are you creative when solving problems?”

Pandemic – Dealing with Anxiety

We are coping in unprecedented times with the Pandemic and “Shelter in Place” orders.  We are stressed over loss of work, lack of money and having enough food.  Compounding this is our inability to connect with others.  Develop strategies to cope with anxiety.  What follows are some ideas.  Connect with people on the computer orContinue reading “Pandemic – Dealing with Anxiety”

The Power of Affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements about your current world or how you envision it to be.  They could be declarations related to your personal life.  Are you looking for someone to share it with?  Do you want to attract the right person?  They could relate to your professional life.  Are you trying to work on aContinue reading “The Power of Affirmations”

Sometimes You Have to Deal With the Crap in Your Relationship

Whether it’s at home or at work, there is bound to be crap.  I personally don’t do well with confrontation.  I was raised in a household that you maintained a conflict-free environment at all cost.  Some people like clashes.  I’m not one of them.  As I have gotten older, I have improved on this skillContinue reading “Sometimes You Have to Deal With the Crap in Your Relationship”

Tools You Need in Your Relationships

Relationships take work.  They can be well worth the investment.  Choose 3 of the following to strengthen any relationship.  Communicate – You need to speak and listen to the other person.  Be honest and respectful of the other person.  Don’t blame them.  Use “I” statements to express how you feel.  When saying “you”, a personContinue reading “Tools You Need in Your Relationships”

Givers, Matchers and Takers

It is important that you recognize if you are a giver, matcher or a taker.  A giver looks for ways to help and give to others.  They keep giving and giving until they have nothing left.  Matchers give back what they receive.  Takers look at getting whatever they can from others.  Takers use manipulation byContinue reading “Givers, Matchers and Takers”

Rainbow after the Storm

Everyone has challenges.  It might be with a significant other, at work, health, money, etc.  It will help you to see these challenges as something positive.  I know, in the moment it is difficult to see.  However, afterwards life can seem so wonderful and sweeter if you have faced “the storm.”  You appreciate what youContinue reading “Rainbow after the Storm”

Online Dating and Staying Safe

Here are some strategies I have used when online dating.  Let your family or a friend know where you are going and who you are meeting.  Give them a time that you expect to be home and call them periodically to keep them updated.  Share the other person’s contact information as well. Keep the person’sContinue reading “Online Dating and Staying Safe”