He Told Everyone to Stop Complaining – A glimpse behind the curtain

I was training a department that was going through a lot of change. People were sharing how stressful it was and how hard it made their jobs. I noticed a gentleman in the back with his arms [...]

Do You Know When NOT to Encourage Others? The Difference Empathy Makes

Imagine your coworker comes back from a meeting and starts venting about how humiliated they were by another person’s response to their project update. Their frustration is boiling over as [...]

Misunderstandings and Hurt Feelings – The role of our survival instinct

We just bought a popup camper! Yay! Since we’ve always used a tent, I’m looking forward to a more luxurious and comfortable experience. But we have a lot to learn. For example, my [...]

We were driving down a four-lane highway on our way to an appointment. My husband was at the wheel. As he pulled over in the left lane to pass another driver, he commented on the long line of [...]

The Battery Was Dead! The Difference Between Judgment & Discernment

We got in the car to head home, only to find that the battery was dead! I noticed my initial thought, “Oh no! This is bad!” Then I switched my focus and told myself it wasn’t a [...]