Tag Archives: relationships

Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Boundaries

Set Boundaries to Cut Down on Stress this Season There’s no question that the holidays can bring out the best and the worst in people, particularly families.  There’s so much pressure to decorate, get the right gifts, prepare for visitors, … Continue reading

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How to Truly Give Thanks at Home this Week

Giving Thanks: Thursday is More than Just a Day for Food and Football In the United States, it’s Thanksgiving this week.  As we prepare delicious food, plan on parades and games, take the time to  give thanks  and acknowledge others … Continue reading

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How’s Your EQ?

The Key to More Effective Relationships at Home and Work Oracle Vice President Meg Bear says empathy is the critical 21st century skill. In an article in Fortune Magazine, business experts cite emotional intelligence as one of the most needed … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Your Presence

Me and Cinderella Be Here Now In the US, we celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday.  My own mother died when I was 21, after a long terminal illness.  I still miss her delectible meals, artistic talent and haunting beauty.  While she … Continue reading

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Dignity and Respect- For Yourself and Others

Helping Others Needs to Be a Two Way Street Most of us have been raised thinking it’s appropriate to be generous, kind, loving and helpful to others.  In in today’s world with so much suffering, we are increasingly asked to … Continue reading

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How Leaders Fail

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” Peter F. Drucker The Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make • Breaking agreements and … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Hugs to be Healthy?

You Need More Than You Think!   Me and Cinderella- the woman who gave me my hugs growing up! According to noted American pyschologist and educator, Virginia Satir, we need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day … Continue reading

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Asking For Help is Smart

Don’t Deny Others the Chance to Assist Recently, I heard from a  friend in the hospital who is critically ill.  She had been there for 5 days and was calling to let me know.  I was so grateful to know what … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Last Minute Unpleasant Surprises

Proactive Strategy and Collaboration Make a Huge Difference Do you ever feel you are at the mercy of others when it comes to meeting your deadlines? Are you frequently caught short in terms of time or resources because one of … Continue reading

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The Why Do It List- TIme Management Tool

THis woman needs a nap! What are your true priorities? Most of us are overwhelmed at work every day with “To Do” lists that never end.  Mike Vardy, author and blogger, says to approach your list differently.   He says make a list … Continue reading

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