Preface Self-help books can be annoying. I write them and they annoy me too. Especially those that promise the earth, that guarantee they can fix your problem in five minutes. If you have been carrying around your imposter syndrome for a lifetime, I can’t promise that you will shake it off with a flick of… Continue reading Yes! You ARE Good Enough – Book Preview
What does respect mean to you? If you are like most people your first thoughts may have been regarding disrespect. It is often easier to think of the times someone has disrespected us. Whether as a manager, a co-worker or a customer, I’m sure we can all think of times when we were left feeling we were… Continue reading Respect in the Workplace
About 5 years ago I decided I wanted to write a book. My plan was to write something that I could give to clients when they asked me for book recommendations. I often loaned out my own books or suggested others that I had found helpful. I thought it would be useful to have the… Continue reading Want To Write a Book? Beware the Scammers
When was the last time you did something for the last time? You experienced the final straw, a situation got on your last nerve. Your pain point was reached, your rock bottom, you were finally forced to make a change. The last straw according to the story is the straw that broke the camel’s back.… Continue reading The Last Straw
Confession Time It’s a few days before Christmas and I haven’t written a card or sent gifts to my family in England. I have journals that list every card and gift that I have written for decades. I also usually make a note of the design of the cards sent to each person so I… Continue reading The Pressure of Christmas Gifts
My Favorite Hobby I have to admit that as hobbies go, drinking was one of my favorites. On weekends in particular I looked forward to that first drink all day long and wondered how early was too early to begin. Yet a few years ago I wondered if maybe, just maybe, I was enjoying it… Continue reading Are You Ready to Think About Quitting Drinking?
I have met at least five people this week who have talked to me about their emotional pain. From dealing with family issues, work frustrations, financial struggles and life changing decisions. So many people are having a hard time. Everyone is fighting their own battles and yet what can we do? We can start with… Continue reading Planned Acts Of Kindness
Westworld Spoiler Alert If you are not a fan of Westworld you don’t have to be to understand a little of the way we are programmed. If you are and want to avoid spoilers watch the Season 2 Finale before reading further. Westworld is more than just Science Fiction The TV show Westworld is so… Continue reading Westworld: Can we ever escape our programming?
Spring Cleaning I have been spring cleaning, ok decluttering again. I admit it’s often a distraction. This time I’m doing it intentionally. I’ve reached a turning point where I have some decisions to make. I am finding that doing physical as well as internal cleaning and clearing is helpful. I reached into my bookcase the… Continue reading Who Are You Trying To Impress?
Do you suffer from overwhelm? When we face overwhelm and stress it makes everything we need to do more difficult. It becomes hard to focus and concentrate because our mind is being pulled in many directions. When I had a regular job I was good at getting things done, often well ahead of schedule.… Continue reading Why You Are Stressed and What To Do About It