Life Advice

/

Health

Dreamstime/TNS

Person to Person: Fear of telling the truth signals abuse

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you need to speak up and tell the truth about something? If you can't, you might be a victim of abuse.

Those who don't respect your feelings will make you fear speaking up. How? They'll use anger and other emotions to intimidate you.

Maybe you need to share information about your kids with your ex-spouse. Or maybe your stressful workplace ...Read more

Dreamstime/TNS

Person to Person: How to create balance in your relationships

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

In dealing with people we know, it’s easy to feel a lack of closeness or too much closeness. There is tension either way. Finding middle ground can be tough.

Relationships are important, but they can put a strain on our mental wellness. We struggle to find balance, while trying not to offend those we care about.

Maybe you’re neglecting ...Read more

Dreamstime/TNS

Person to Person: How to gain more respect from others

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you get upset just thinking about unkind people? Some may ignore you. Others may criticize you behind your back. And worse, some may verbally disrespect you face-to-face.

Gaining respect starts with becoming centered in feeling good about yourself. If you present your best self to the world, it’s easier to ignore those who don’t respect ...Read more

Dreamstime/TNS

Person to Person: How to put a positive spin on your language

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you realize your negative speech might be damaging your marriage? Or could your employees be reacting to your negative remarks by failing to do their best?

Any way you slice it, the fact is this: Positive language has a positive impact on every area of your life. It ignites hope and cooperation in other people. It’s one of your best tools,...Read more

Dreamstime/TNS

Person to Person: Why it pays to grant mercy to others

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Are you someone who gives others the benefit of the doubt? Do you cut them some slack, knowing anyone can be a victim of circumstances?

That’s a good way to behave. Lots of stressful issues can be impacting the person in front of you. Try to use a little mercy instead of judgment.

It’s easy to feel angry when someone owes us money. Or we ...Read more

Dreamstime/TNS

Person to Person: How to repair broken relationships

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Are you refusing to speak to a family member? Maybe this person did something harmful to you. Or did an old friend betray you with gossip or lies?

We’ve all had relationships go sour at some point in our lives. Parents and adult children can have a falling out. Co-workers can have conflict. Neighbors can get into quarrels.

Not all ...Read more

 

Comics

Barney & Clyde Mallard Fillmore Garfield Ginger Meggs Fort Knox Cathy