Communication

How to allow Change to…Change you

Transition creates chaos...from the fireworks comes the light of something NEW And I am embracing that 'new' with all my heart.  I have been through the dark night of the soul, as many of you have.  And from that tunnel I have emerged with new insights, new understanding, new skills and a new vision.  Over [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|All Blogs, Communication, Empowerment, Inspiration|0 Comments

Conflict: An opportunity to grow

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional~ Max Lucade I find it interesting that almost every person I have ever encountered says "I don't like conflict" as if they are the only ones who feel that way.  Truly, conflict is nothing we intentionally seek, even if it appears that way at times.  Conflict occurs when [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Communication, Empowerment, Inspiration, Relationships|1 Comment

How to empower yourself and your senior loved one

How to empower yourself and your senior This week I want to share with you an interview I did with Susan Baida of eCare Diary on empowering you and your senior loved one.  It is full of  information about how to plan for the aging process and how to have that all important conversation with your parents. Whether a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or neighbor and friend, we all know and love a senior. From them we learn a lot about life, gain wisdom, insights, and understand our history.  But when it comes time to help them in their latter years, we all feel a loss of power of some kind. For the Senior it is a loss of control. A feeling of being dependent on someone else just to maintain their daily activity. Because of that most seniors resent and resist any help from us For adult children it is a loss of peace of mind. Not knowing what or how to be the best service to our loved one. Because we just want them to be safe but we don’t really know what they want. […]

By | October 15th, 2013|All Blogs, Caregiving, Communication, Empowerment, Inspiration, Relationships|1 Comment

How to Overcome Criticism

This morning I woke as usual, made myself a cup of  coffee, and sat at my desk ready to begin my day.  First thing, look at my calendar, write out my goals for the day, and check my emails.  Nothing unusual. Except this morning the first two emails I opened were suggestions from friends who had something to say about something I did. Only it didn’t feel like a suggestion.  It felt like criticism! OUCH. […]

By | September 10th, 2012|All Blogs, Communication, Empowerment, Relationships|0 Comments