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 […]
Your words are powerful; make sure your friends and family don’t misunderstand your concern. How many times have you kicked yourself for how you said something or how it was received? Your intentions may have been good, but the other person ended up feeling hurt or angry or worse. You ask yourself, “What could I […]
Spring is here–the time to blossom along with all the flowers and trees! Are you keeping yourself too busy to enjoy things you’d LIKE to spend time on? If you inventory your week, where could you, would you, put in a few hours just for you? What do you have a big appetite for? What […]
Pulling yourself out of the dumps can be as easy as five quiet minutes alone Do you sometimes just call it at a bad day and give up when things aren’t going your way? It’s easy to tell yourself you’re doing everything right — at work, with your friends, with your partner or in your […]
When you’re ready and committed, here are 11 practices to make sure your relationships stay healthy. Probably every one of us has experienced a relationship that’s gone wrong, whether with a grade school buddy, a first love in high school, a marriage, a co-worker, a friend or even a family member. Since we’re all adults here, let’s talk about relationships in our […]