Posts Tagged as help

6 Steps for Navigating Contentious Conversations

These days, with communication happening across many avenues like texting, social media, voice mails, etc, much can get lost in translation. Virtual modes simply can't express tone no matter how many emoticons you use. These modern tools have made us impatient in our dialogue, making us often speak in bullet points when more is ...

How To Expand Your Vision

We recently had friends visiting us from London, and as we strolled around our small, quaint city, it was fun to hear their comments. "Look at all these wooden houses. And all the different colors!" "Everyone is so happy here." "I love how clean everything is." Showing them around turned us into tourists in ...

Isaac Newton Was Onto Something

My health journey has been up and down this summer. My plan was to say adios to at least 10 more pounds, and I thought that was being conservative. I mean, it's the season of outdoor activities and salads, for goodness sake. Yeah, it's also the season of fruity cocktails, barbecues, ...

Free To Be You and Me

My niece is getting married in a week. She's the first of the grandchildren to tie the knot, and even though she's 26 years old, it's hard for me to not think of her as 12. Liamarie is a special soul. She is spiritually wise beyond her years, very in touch with ...

Are You a Speed Bump or a Green Light?

I'm at the nail salon getting a pedicure. The customer in the seat next to me has been on her phone for a while, clearly being a sympathetic ear for the person on the other end. "You need to eat," I hear her say. "Do you want me to stop by with some ...

A New Approach to Deal with Change

We did it! We sold the house and are settling into our downsized space. Phase 1 on the journey to the new American dream is in the books, but it hasn't come without its challenges. Change often isn't easy. That which feels unfamiliar can sometimes be terrifying. While packing, Little Kerri would take ...

It’s OK To Be Needy… Right?

In just over a week, we will no longer be homeowners. It's surreal, exciting, terrifying, relieving, and sad. We'll become apartment dwellers again, at least temporarily, before embarking on our cross-country, RV adventure. It can sometimes feel like we're going backwards, that is until I remember that my dream is ...

5 Steps To Get Unstuck

Have a lot going on and can't seem to get out of your own way? When you're feeling pulled in a million directions, it can be impossible to make any progress at all. You either flit from one task to the next, doing a little on a lot and a ...

#1 Skill to Get Anything Done

As we'd been prepping our house for sale, we were selling items through a virtual yard sale Facebook group. Periodically, I'd scan the site for the ISO posts (in search of) to get an idea of what people were looking for in relation to what we had to sell. One ...

Strength in Vulnerability

A couple of weeks ago, my mother took a pretty bad fall down a flight of stairs. Miraculously, she walked away from the accident without any broken bones, except for a small fracture in her foot. While she did have a lot of bruising and some intimidating-looking hematomas, it could ...

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