Life Advice




Person to Person: Parenting skills have huge payoffs

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

If someone took a poll on what supports good mental health, it’s likely this concept would make the list: “Have two great parents who love you.”

Being loved and feeling lovable will seal your fate. This mental state of knowing what it’s like to be valued carries a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings.

The truth is, however, this love can ...Read more


Person to Person: Why trying to change people will backfire

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

If you’re hitting your head against a wall, could it be that you’re trying to change someone?

Instead, think in terms of how you can bring out the best in someone. In other words, help them change themselves by their own willpower.

Maybe you want your stepson to stop taking drugs. Or you want your daughter to stand up to her supervisor at ...Read more


Person to Person: Why telling the truth can be hard

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Have you ever needed to report a wrongdoing? Maybe your neighbor is selling drugs, or maybe your nephew is physically abusing his wife.

Telling the truth about people will land you in more trouble than lying. Why? Because your listeners, if they agree with you, will feel compelled to jump in and do something.

Instead, they might try to find an...Read more


Person to Person: Working to create your best self

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Are you frazzled because the pandemic has shaken your lifestyle? Has it left you with muddy goals and a scary feeling your life is off track?

If so, you’re normal. All of us must reconnect with our vision of who we are.

Most of us would like to be our best self. But, during our national crisis, it’s been difficult to hold onto that vision....Read more


Person to Person: How to steer clear of divorce

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Have you wondered why some people can make marriage last? They just keep moving forward for 20, 30, or 40 years. Some celebrate 50 years or more.

You know there must be factors affecting their success, but the magic formula seems elusive.

For example, one man we know has an overly simplistic formula. He says, “The secret to staying married ...Read more


Person to Person: Finding supportive people powers your life

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

If you want your life to flow more smoothly, take a close look at your “support system.” This system is comprised of those people who help you get things done.

Do you have enough dependable, stable people to help you in lots of ways? Or, do you cope by relying on one or two friends too much?

While health, money, and education strengthen ...Read more



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