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May 18, 2017

How Not to Convey Empathy

In today’s video post, I share a quick interaction with my mother when she reminded me of the danger of this simple phrase that we all too commonly say when trying to convey empathy.
May 11, 2017

The Role of Enabler

In today’s video blog, I share an insight I discovered while watching a Postive Parenting webinar. The webinar itself is great and you can sign up for the webinar at this link. But this insight reminded me how easy it is to complain about the behavior of other people when they don’t live up to our expectations. It’s not so easy to take a hard look in the mirror and admit that maybe we’ve enabled […]
May 5, 2017

4 Easy Ways to Support Local Business (And Why It Matters)

Earlier this week, I visited our local hardware store to pick up some paint. This wasn’t just a simple “pick out a color from the giant color wall” kind of project. I asked the poor soul helping me to color match our exterior house paint that wasn’t originally purchased through their store and had been subjected to about ten solid years of sun fading. Good times. I had dragged my three kids with me and […]
April 27, 2017

When Being “Right” is Wrong…

Today’s video blog is all about relationships. Particularly, when we’ve hurt someone and we somehow feel justified in thinking they’re just “overreacting” or being sensitive. I’ll also say, if you’re on the receiving end of a situation like this, it never hurts to tell the other person you’re hurt. It’s just as important to recognize that other people can’t know we’re hurt by something they said or did, especially if it wasn’t their intention to […]