I bet you’d be happier if you focused on what matters to you. Try these ideas and see. There’s a kid’s song that goes, “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands…” Aren’t the words interesting–“…if you KNOW it…” How many of us KNOW whether we’re happy or not? Are we living by […]
Do you put things off that you shouldn’t? Try these practices, and finish your tasks! How often have you asked yourself what’s stopping you from completing a task? I’ve asked myself this question, or variations, on an ongoing basis. For those of you who want a solution and like lists, I’ll share the Top Nine […]
Do you have difficult conversations with a partner, boss, or child? Here’s how to change that. I bet all of you have shared your real feelings at times when you didn’t get the response you wanted. If you said to your partner “I’m tired of you never helping me with the laundry,” he or she will probably not be […]
It doesn’t have to be a stressful encounter. How many of you count on your friends to be supportive when you’re feeling anxious or stressed? Are you embarrassed to admit you’re not always “on top” of things? Me, too. It’s hard sometimes to share your disappointment, frustration, and self-pity with almost anyone. And when I […]
When you’re feeling like you can’t live with a particular loss, try these ways to lessen the pain. Have you lost a loved one in the past year? A job you liked? A dream? A pet? Have you dealt with the loss of a friend who’s moved 100 or 1,000 miles away? Yes, at least […]
What are some activities that you or others do that you have judgments about? How would it feel to eliminate rules about right and wrong ways to behave? Come along with me as I share experiences that may help YOU be more free. I like pursuing pleasure. It may be that part of me that doesn’t […]
Take time to explore your expectations from past and present. Are you content or ready for change? When do you expect too much of yourself? Do you ever expect too little? I have no experience expecting too little of myself, but would be curious about others’ experiences with that. (How about a comment after you […]
Maybe you’re that rare man or woman who is past making dating mistakes. Or maybe you just make different mistakes than you used to—your incorrect perceptions and misjudgments may be more sophisticated than they were in 1990. Perhaps you have different priorities for a partner now; tall and handsome may be replaced by warm and […]
What would it be like to have the extra income from a renter in your home?
Could you pay down your mortgage?
Go on trips?
Enjoy more entertainment?
If you’ve been considering renting out one or more of your spare bedrooms, let’s get started!
Always go for what you want; you may not get another chance. If you look around and see married people who seem to be a lot happier than single people, look a little closer. A lot of us don’t want to be married; we like our single life. We can still meet potential romantic partners […]