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How To Make Lemonade From Lemons a Hijackal Left Behind

How To Make Lemonade From Lemons a Hijackal Left Behind

Been with a relentlessly difficult person? The ones I call #Hijackals? You know then that they left lemons behind: bitter, twisted stories and nasty, demeaning comments, “toxic waste” that needs to be eliminated. This show will help! HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: The great healing benefits of listening to podcasts Tips for recovering from a toxic relationship Dating…

Real Grown-Ups Don't Fight Because They Know These Three Things

Real Grown-Ups Don’t Fight Because They Know These Three Things

Fighting is what kids do because they have no skills and brains under construction! They don’t know better. Some adults don’t seem to know better, either. Hijackals definitely don’t, right? Today’s episode will help you, not them. That’s a good thing! Emotional grown-ups don’t fight. Kids and needy adults fight. You don’t want to be…

Relationship Help: Is That Communication? Really?

Communication is a two-way street. Unfortunately, it often seems to have detours and dead ends! So, here’s a little relationship help in the communication department that can really make a difference. As George Bernard Shaw says, “The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.”  Now, he said a mouthful right there. So many…

Go for the Gold. Be a Leader in Your Own Life.

Go for the Gold. Be a Leader in Your Own Life.

GUEST: Lisa Marie Platske Today, I’m sharing four important–actually essential–principles to grow your business, increase your effectiveness, and create relationships you most want. Tall order…and, these work! You’ve heard that “attitude is everything.” There’s truth in that, and we also need focus, attention, and intention, too. There really is method in the madness of achieving the success in…

Love, Dump, Or...? What About Radical Acceptance?

Love, Dump, Or…? What About Radical Acceptance?

GUEST: Andrea Miller, CEO of YourTango.com, author of Radical Acceptance DR. RHOBERTA SHALER: How Do You Create and Experience Acceptance in Your LIfe? You want to be seen, heard, known, acknowledged, appreciated, and accepted in life. By your parents. By your partner. By others in your world. Not everyone is willing or capable of doing that. I’ve written…

Relationship Help: Are You Living with a High-Conflict Person?

High-conflict people leave you feeling used, abused and usually wrong. You cannot do enough to make them happy, get their approval, or feel you can relax. That takes relationship help. You may well be living or working with a high-conflict person if: you never quite feel you can trust them you always feel as though…

You Are What You Do [Video]

3 Immediate Ways to Empower Yourself When Someone is Angry

When someone is angry–especially when you are faced with an angry, relentlessly difficult person–always remember that the angrier they are, the more brain-dead they are. (Well, not really brain-dead, but when someone is angry, s/he is incapable of thinking straight, that’s for sure.) It’s a simple matter of body chemistry and physiology. The angrier you…

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