Do you keep hoping and praying annoying people will change for the better? If so, you are likely dreaming. That annoying whiner in your civic group or that family member who lives in a tailspin will likely stay the same forever.
A better approach is this: Figure out how you can do things differently. If you change, others will be forced to ...Read more
Do you realize that managing your overall life experience requires you to say yes or no more clearly? In other words, you have to make good decisions and you have to set boundaries.
Consider a young woman we'll call Erika. She is so full of warmth and love for others that she is injuring her own future. She needs to learn how to say no. Erika ...Read more
For those of us who've experienced divorce, we know the negative feelings of brokenness. At some point, our happy union either dissolved or exploded. The teamwork we'd pledged to honor went sour.
To examine how a marriage crumbles, we all need to remind ourselves the truth about any relationship. Even a basic friendship requires dedicated ...Read more
Would you like to heal from past hurts or horror? As you know all too well, this isn't easy.
Who can forget childhood abuse, the pain of divorce, or a rape or robbery?
These incidents can cling to you like a nightmare for decades. After all, memories both good and bad help define who we are. They are part of our soul.
One man we know can't ...Read more
Do you have an out-of-control teenager who's giving you a hard time? Maybe you've yelled something like: "You idiot! Can't I teach you anything?!"
Or, are you quarreling with a neighbor who's always making trouble? Maybe you've screamed a few obscenities in the backyard -- actually hoping that neighbor heard you.
It can be tempting to slam ...Read more
It's always easier to perform tasks and make extra effort if you're in a good mood.
If your home life, relationships, or job efforts are keeping you stressed, try playing some of your favorite tunes.
Music is an instant mood changer, and it can give you energy you didn't know you had.
Consider our friend Deborah. She was looking forward to a ...Read more