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!

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+00:00November 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+00:00April 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+00:00February 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 8th, 2016|Documents|Comments Off on Be Naughty This Christmas and Create Peace

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