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Mind your own damn feelings

December 18, 2013


{Full disclosure: An old friend asked me for some coaching advice about this topic. I am, however, so not the expert in this area and struggle with the same issues myself, almost on a daily basis. I hope, by examining this question, we all can come to a more empowered place of relating to others. } The […]

Assess the Messenger

March 18, 2013


Feedback can be really useful. In your work life, being able to graciously receive feedback and adjust one’s work accordingly is an essential  component of success. Feedback from the people you love can also help you to become a better partner and a better friend. So of course I’m not going to advise you to […]

Are YOU giving off “Use Me” Vibes? 4 Signs of Exploitation

June 3, 2010


As women, most of us know the common sense rules of keeping ourselves safe. We don’t walk by ourselves through dark, sketchy alleys, we park under the lights in the parking lot, we know better than to be on our cell phones if we’re alone and it’s dark out.  (You do know that last one, […]

Four people who will waste your energy in conversations

May 21, 2010


In my last post, I discussed one of the most important relationship tools anyone can use to deepen their relationship with someone they love-empathetic listening. Listening and communicating with empathy can be transformative. But let’s face it-there are some people with whom this communication tool will be a waste of your time. Why? Because some […]

The most important (and rarely used) communication tool

May 19, 2010


Several weeks ago, while on Facebook, I noticed a status update from a girl I went to high school with stating how hurt and disappointed she was. She and her fiance decided not to invite children to their wedding and some of her guests were declining their invitations because of this. Her post had over 25 […]