Category Archives: Personal Growth

What Good Is There In Receiving Criticism From Someone You Hardly Know?

Have you ever experienced receiving criticism from someone you hardly knew–and, who hardly knew you?  It’s a strange situation, isn’t it? I think so. I wonder if they think it is a way to build intimacy in a relationship that is barely past the acquaintance stage? Or, is it an attempt to demonstrate their vast awareness…

What Is Narcissistic Behavior? Believe Actions, Not Words!

Have you ever been lured into a store with the promise of a great–almost unbelievable–deal? Then, you get there and find that there are conditions: the deal is only available for people with perfect credit, green hair, purple eyes, an IQ of 220 and whose mother had no children? Otherwise,  you’re out of luck. Or,…

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Manage Anger Or It Will Manage You!

When people come to me for anger management coaching and classes, they often say: “I don’t like who I am when I let my anger fly!”  They are disappointed, embarrassed, humiliated, and/or, having to mop up a big spill of emotions that didn’t need to happen. You might say, “Yes, it did! I just couldn’t stand…

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Stop Blaming Others: Why You Need To Give Up The Blame Game.

Have you noticed that, when anything negative, unpleasant or embarrassing happens, people look for something or someone to blame? Even if they trip on the sidewalk, it’s the city’s fault, or bad workmanship, or the Universe out to get them! What about thinking about their part in it?  Not so much! How about you? Are…

Healing After A Loss Takes Longer Than You Wish It Did!

We all experience loss. Someone leaves us. Someone dies. Jobs end. Children leave home or stop talking to us. Loss feels bad. And, it takes longer to heal after a loss than you wish it did! Loss hurts! It makes you question life, love, values and beliefs. It can turn you from a peaceful person…