Your Joyful Place

friends find joy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Close your eyes and think of your happy place, what comes to mind? Who and what are you thinking about? Have you discovered where you find joy? Where is your joy place? Me? Well, I’m happiest when I am hanging with my gal pals, chatting, and laughing. Talking about relationships gives me energy. I couldn’t … Read more

Be Purposeful

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am a people watcher. I amuse myself all day, imagining and writing people’s life stories as they walk pass me.  People Watcher  I can read lips too. Being deaf on and off from the age of four, I learned creative ways to communicate and reading people’s body language just became a natural source of … Read more

Unmet Expectations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Unmet expectations are most often the root of all anger. I heard Dr. Phil give that as a definition of anger years ago and it stuck with me.  Unstated, Unmet Expectations  I would go one step further and say that unstated, unmet expectations cause most of our anger. Expecting people to know what we want … Read more

Be Wary of Wet Leaves

Reading Time: 2 minutes The woman in her early thirties walked up to me after a luncheon and proudly declared, “I didn’t speak to my husband for three days this week.”  I was stunned. Being a woman, especially a woman of many words, I could not imagine not speaking to my husband for three days.   “Seriously.” I squeaked out. … Read more

Does your husband have a brother?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, he does have brothers. No, they are not like him and are not available. In answer to your next question (I get this one a lot), No, my hubby doesn’t hire out for husband training.   He wasn’t exactly self-taught. My mother-in-law was an amazing woman who raised a son who is romantic, caring, funny and … Read more

3 Steps for Great Communication

Reading Time: < 1 minute Keep it Simple. Take a moment. Breathe. Try to never complicate situations with more than one issue at a time. It is easy to start piling on issues when we get frustrate and have finally reached the point of confrontation. (Extra Tip: Discuss and deal with issues before they become a confrontation.)  Step One Resist … Read more