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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Elder Care|Comments Off on Moving Mom, Again!

Thanksgiving Beats Anger

Thanksgiving Beats Anger When I am grateful for someone or something, I find it difficult to  remain angry at the same time. The holidays are quickly approaching, and with it, sometimes very interesting and conflicted family gatherings. Here are a couple of Thanksgiving Tips. First, create a Thanksgiving List of people, including some of those [...]

By | 2017-11-10T16:57:47+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Beats Anger

Do You Have a Drop Dead File?

Do you have a Drop Dead File? I hate to be so morbid, but if something happened to you today, who and how would those around you pick up the pieces? Death does not discriminate between age, sex, race, or economic status. Accidents happen. Heart attacks happen. Cancer happens. Alzheimer’s happen. Death happens. What will [...]

By | 2017-04-04T13:53:05+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Elder Care|Comments Off on Do You Have a Drop Dead File?

Why I Still Go See My Mom

Why I Still Go See My MomMy mom has dementia.  She was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment four years ago. She had a 20% chance of remaining somewhat stable, a 20% chance of rapid development, and a 60% chance of the gradual march of increased impairment. My mom was the gradual march. This is why [...]

By | 2017-02-02T00:43:47+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Elder Care|Comments Off on Why I Still Go See My Mom

Finding Your Balance

When something is out of balance, you might ignore it for a while. A wheel out of balance on your car can be an inconvenience and a rough ride until the tire wears thin. Then, you have a blow out and potential accident. Some blood levels out of balance might not even affect you until [...]

By | 2016-12-29T23:02:56+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding Your Balance

Be Naughty This Christmas and Create Peace

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Most people want to be nice at all the family and business gatherings around the holidays. When you think of being nice, it often means avoiding any potential conflict. Too often, that backfires and creates more chaos. Here are three ways being naughty can actually bring more [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:03:28+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Documents|Comments Off on Be Naughty This Christmas and Create Peace

3 Ways Thankfulness Creates Peace

Thanksgiving is around the corner. Did you know cultivating an attitude of gratitude can actually create more peace in your life and for those around you? Here are 3 things to consider . . .The first way to create more peace is forgiveness. I can already here some of you groaning. “You don’t know my [...]

By | 2016-11-03T13:29:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Ways Thankfulness Creates Peace

Taming the Tongue

20 tips for Communication in the Workplace -Dr. Randall L. Kinnison 1. Use email or text for data communication only. 2. NO EMAIL OR TEXT that can be misunderstood or escalate conflict. Consider WHO you copy and WHY you copy them. 3. Keep short accounts. Take care of miscommunication immediately. Things will only grow and [...]

By | 2016-02-02T04:19:47+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Taming the Tongue

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