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

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

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

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+00:00November 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+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Taming the Tongue

Becoming a peaceful person

I work with people in many different contexts; family, work, neighborhood, etc. No matter the environment or situation, I usually find some peaceful people. I call them “bulletproof.” The storms of conflict are swirling around them, yet they remain unaffected. How? What do these people possess that others do not? Here are three quick tips [...]

By |2015-04-01T20:11:18+00:00April 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Becoming a peaceful person

Three Quick Tips to Avoiding Conflict

We have all seen the YouTube videos of workplace conflict that make us laugh.  I use a compilation for training that is hilarious, that is, unless you are the one in conflict.  The reality? Workplace conflict, either between partners, staff, or employees costs businesses billions of dollars annually.  Now, you do not have a billion [...]

By |2015-03-20T18:03:22+00:00March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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