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Spring Cleaning out your life.

Spring Cleaning out your life.

Spring is coming (here in the north we’re expecting it in less than 4 months) and it’s time to clean out your house.   And for every action in your house or apartment, there’s even more important work to do on your heart and soul. We call the eyes windows to the soul, a place we see out, and others have a chance to see in.  But have you looked at your windows lately?  If you haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: At the workplace, healing, In the home, parents, Room mates, Spouse

Controlling People, really care about their own feelings.

Controlling People, really care about their own feelings.

But you don’t have to. You’ve probably been convinced that you should.  You spend lots of time and energy apologizing for holding someone accountable because they say, “I didn’t mean too!  You act like I wanted to hurt you!”  You enter the conversation wanting an apology and leave it apologizing to the person who hurt your feelings in the first place. Now how does that happen?! Simple.  You’ve been trained to care about other people’s feelings.  And whoever … Read entire article »

Filed under: At the workplace, In the home, Manipulative, Room mates, Self Centered, Spouse, Uncategorized

Avoiding Fights

Avoiding Fights

I get asked quite often how to avoid getting sucked into fights.  People are usually frustrated and worn out when they ask this.  There have been too many times where a simple request or observation morphed into the mother of all show downs.  So I understand the frustration, and I still see the need to back up and talk about the difference between a fight and a discussion/confrontation.  Lots of people ask me about stopping the … Read entire article »

Filed under: At the workplace, In the home, Room mates, Spouse

What Do I Do When Someone Acts Uncomfortable Around Me and I Know Nothing is Really Wrong?

What Do I Do When Someone Acts Uncomfortable Around Me and I Know Nothing is Really Wrong?

Question: I recently moved in with a long time friend and while we got along great before I moved in, I can tell he is really uncomfortable about some things that I do differently than him- it’s nothing big at all, just the kinds of food I buy, that I don’t watch the news, how I handle my finances. I understand that everyone does things differently and if it works … Read entire article »

Filed under: In the home, Room mates