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 [...]

I’ve Been Saving All My Problems for You. Fake Positivity is Exhausting!

If you live with kids and/or a partner, have you ever felt like they save all their problems until they get home? Then they dump them out on you? After all, you’re their safety net, [...]

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 [...]

Let Me Tell You About My Sprouts . . . even if you don’t care

Life is richer when we have interesting things to think about, to talk about, and to do. These are topics that we may find fascinating, want to learn more about, or just enjoy. For example, I [...]