Relationships

August 28, 2019

Tips for Managing our Own Expectations with Others

I am hearing more and more from people who express disappointment with their family or friends. They wonder why their family and friends do not do […]
August 28, 2019

The Benefits of Seeing our Similarities Through our Differences

When I was in college, I found it incredibly relaxing to sit at LaGuardia Airport and watch people coming and going. No kidding. Always the observer, […]
July 30, 2019

Tips for Times when Someone Tells Us Difficult News

It happens in life. Someone we know will be fired, go through a divorce, be informed of an illness, receive an indictment, be involved in an […]
April 30, 2019

Celebrating Memories of Cherished Friends and Family

Not long ago I lost a friend. And then another. And then…another. Still shaken by these losses, I was informed that a cousin had died. It […]
April 1, 2019

Tips about Apologies

A close friend told me about an experience she had after she worked up the courage to ask someone for an apology for something he had […]
April 1, 2019

Sparkle and Glitter

“Nana, can we do manicures?” asked my six-year-old granddaughter. “Sure,” I replied, “but I’m not sure I have the color you like.” I’ve used the same […]
March 4, 2019

Tips about The Value of Kindness at Work

“Getting paid” is the fulfillment of an employee/employer contract. The employee works; the employer pays. For some that is enough. However, we know that saying “thank […]
March 4, 2019

Acknowledging the Kindness of Others

What happens when we acknowledge another’s kindness? What happens when we contemplate those acts or experiences for which we feel grateful?   We feel good!   […]
January 3, 2019

Tips for Practicing Kindness and Compassion with People Whose Choices Disturb You.

  There are some situations that cause affective changes, resulting in our change of mood. We may experience sadness, disappointment, depression, anger, anxiety, threat, and/or impatience.  […]
November 1, 2018

Tips for Participating in a Letter-Writing Campaign to Others

Many people have been placed in detention centers or tent cities, feeling alone and isolated. Various organizations are engaged with nonprofits that focus on the well […]