How to Resolve A Conflict with More Respect and Less Hurt

Common courtesy is no longer common practice.  Indeed, rudeness, crudeness, and disrespect are flourishing.  And in some cases, disrespect is esteemed as a sign of cleverness or assertiveness. Nothing could be further from the truth. Disrespect is still as dehumanizing and inappropriate as ever. And disrespect is almost always ineffective when it comes to resolving a conflict. So what can …

How To Kill Off The Grouch In Your Life (and a Thanksgiving special)

This is Thanksgiving week.  And I wish you a very Happy Blessed Thanksgiving. But deep down, how thankful are you?   Really and truly?  Only you can answer that. I do know this, however.  The depth of your thankfulness is controlled by the breadth of your grouchiness.  And chances are you have a bit of grouchiness that needs to be killed …