As we begin 2023, I am motivated to remember three words: Failure, fun, and fear. Three different presenters used them. Embracing failure was a central theme of the speaker at my granddaughter’s graduation ceremony at Colorado State University. The engineer encouraged everyday failure, emphasizing how it leads to innovations and inventions—failure is the root of … [Read more...]
Behavior, not anger, needs management
Behavior, not anger, needs management We’ve all heard of “Anger management.” Anger does not need to be managed; it is the behavior attached to the anger that needs to be managed. Anger is an emotion just like worry, love, or excitement. There are dozens of definable emotions and anger is just one of them. We all feel anger, and it is the behavior accompanying anger that … [Read more...]
Trapped In an Abusive Relationship?
Trapped In an Abusive Relationship? Last article from the American Counseling Association - Honoring April: Counseling Awareness Month Relationship abuse is more common than most people realize. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that as many as twelve million women and men in the U.S. were the victims of such abuse last year. Reportedly, about one in four women, … [Read more...]
Bullies Bullies are everywhere: schools, offices, churches, legislature, sports, homes, playgrounds, bedrooms, stores, hospitals, airplanes, etc. Bullies use words, aggressiveness, body language, writing, facial expressions, violence, rejection, and money to control their victims. Bullies feel empowered at the expense of someone else. If you are a bully, you know it. If you … [Read more...]
Sunday GeckoMy husband, Cal, quietly called me out of my office. “There’s another one,” he whispered. I looked where he was pointing, and sure enough there was a little brown and orange, four legged critter. He would be the forth gecko visiting us during the last six months.The first one, sorry to say, met his end under my husband’s boot. Sorry! The second and third one I … [Read more...]