It’s Still About Communication

Whenever things go wrong, most of the time it’s still about communication. Is that what they said, or is that what they meant to say? Is that what they told you, or what you heard? Is that what SIRI heard, Read More …

Change the Group

When you change the group so many things happen. You learn new things. You see a different perspective. You create a new dynamic. You have to think about what you say more carefully. You may wonder if everything is authentic. Read More …

Know the Whole Story

It is always best to know the whole story before you react. In the age of e-mail, Facebook posts and text…it is easy to misinterpret someone’s simple communication. Years ago, before all of that existed, it was just a little Read More …

The Phone

Sometimes, I think the phone is the bane of my existence…our existence. As humans. Maybe it is just a love-hate relationship. Or, a Stockholm syndrome in hiding. I thought it was just me. Formerly a girl…It was something that I Read More …

Setting Expectations

At the heart of most disputes or disagreements is the lack of communication in setting expectations from the beginning. You don’t have to have detailed contract terms and lengthy agreements, but you should at the very least have a conversation. Read More …

Stories We Tell At Dinner

Sometimes, the stories we tell at dinner drive the kids to laughter. Sometimes it is confusion. Other times, down right teenage-angst. Go figure. It happens. When we were kids, we had to be careful. Dad would go on and on Read More …

The Life You Live

The life you live is not a soap opera…but it can have drama, laughter, tears and arguments. Also, it is entirely yours.  Even the parts you share, which may be many and frequent…it is your own life. Your experiences could Read More …

Starting Again

So many things have new beginnings, new school – kindergarten, middle school, high school, college, new job, work…marriage, having children, raising them and then sending them off – always starting again and again. We have been talking to friends and Read More …