How To Overcome A Fear Of Conflict

How To Overcome A Fear Of Conflict

Conflict can be scary for many people. If you are one of those people, it can put you into Fight or Fright mode. Once your adrenalin kicks in, your frontal lobe is bypassed. This causes you to react in one of three ways: Fight, Freeze, or Flight.  We often fight if we...
Holiday Family Fights

Holiday Family Fights

For some, getting through the stress of the holidays means trying to avoid the traditional family fight at Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I remember my grandfather drinking too much, getting mad at my mom, she ends up crying, and him leaving early huffing and puffing out...
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 coming. Families gather. And when families gather, there can be DRAMA! Here are a couple of tips to avoid the drama. First, create a list of people,...
Why I Still Go See My Mom

Why I Still Go See My Mom

My 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. Why...