Yearly Archives: 2018


There are No Perfect Families, So Get Over It!

Families can be interesting, to say the least.  Some of you are old enough to remember Archie and Edith Bunker.  Often, we laughed with them instead of at them.  The characters on the show could come very close to describing some of our own family members.  Families come in all shapes and sizes, functions and [...]

By |2018-07-31T20:09:51+00:00July 31st, 2018|Families, Uncategorized|Comments Off on There are No Perfect Families, So Get Over It!

Three Things to Remember When Your Day Gets Blown Up

Last Thursday, I had a number of things on my TO DO LIST, when suddenly my day was blown up. I was frustrated in the moment. After reflection, I remembered three things that helped me and that might help you as well.  Gratitude. The problem was a brief medical issue with my mom. She is [...]

By |2018-07-10T13:02:22+00:00July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Things to Remember When Your Day Gets Blown Up

Staying in Your Lane

We literally trust our lives to strangers every day while commuting to work or picking up some groceries. We, as well as others, need to stay in our lanes. If we venture outside the lane, either accidently or purposefully, we endanger others and ourselves. As a mediator, I constantly deal with the conflict and damage [...]

By |2018-06-04T20:48:00+00:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Staying in Your Lane

Six Good Reasons Why You Want Conflict

What did you say?  I should want conflict, welcome conflict, even seek it out?  Exactly!  Why do you want conflict?  Here are six good reasons: You want people willing to disagree with you.  You are not as good, perfect, intelligent, and amazing as you think.  I am part of a small group of business men [...]

By |2018-05-03T18:04:48+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Six Good Reasons Why You Want Conflict

Moving Mom, Again!

I am the one responsible for my mom. I must make the best decisions on her behalf. Last Saturday, I needed to move her for the third time. Moving someone you love three times in three years just plan sucks! The first move was over three years ago from her condo to an assisted living [...]

By |2018-04-02T16:42:32+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Elder Care|Comments Off on Moving Mom, Again!

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