It isn’t always easy to treat other people as you would like to be treated, especially people who cause you problems. Treating others with respect who have been vindictive to you, or always seem to throw hurdles in your path, takes great patience. Unfortunately, there are some folks like that. You see, they don’t know the […]

Lessons to Share with Your Kids In 2009 As we approach the New Year, many parents tend to reflect on the past year, and make plans for the coming months. Current conditions in the economy leave parents with many apprehensions, and if not careful, these concerns can have adverse affects on the children. Consider some […]

Our self-confidence level can rise to heralding heights with genuine praise. It encourages us all to improve and take interest in our appearances, feel positive about ourselves, and we feel more self-assured. Someone complimenting or praising us lifts our spirits, increases our motivation, and builds our inner strength. We all strive to be good, caring, and […]

How do you genuinely connect with coworkers? The key is not small talk. The idea is simple to understand intellectually (another example of why the intellect is limited) but so simple practically. Why write on the topic? For the past several months, I have observed behavior and communication styles of people. Conclusion: If we removed […]

The differences between verbal and non-verbal communication is minimal. Verbal and non-verbal communication share something extraordinarily in common. Both reveal emotion. Verbal communication can be conveyed in a somber, happy, unhappy, angry, informative or loving mood or attitude, through words. Non-verbal communication can express the same sentiments through gestures, facial expression and physical actions.  A picture is said to be […]

What to say, what not to say is the dilemma we may find our selves in but shouldn’t words flow easily without thought hmm.   The words we speak have so much power, for people typically believe and take in actually what we say.  Communication is key in life and often we can be misunderstood by […]

Why do people still smoke? As part of a sociology class project some years back, one student researcher contacted five people who currently smoke cigarettes. The people included (1) a female executive secretary for a senior official at an educational institution, (2) a young male college teacher, (3) & (4) two college students (one male […]

If you want to complain effectively, you must first realize that as a consumer, you have rights. When you buy a product or receive a service that does not meet your expectations, you owe it to yourself, as well as the company that you are dealing with, to bring it to their attention. In my […]

Sometimes when a person disrespects you it is because you haven’t eared their respect yet. This happens in the work place as well as everywhere else. In the work place you couldn’t cut off contact with this person even if you wanted to. You just have to keep trying your best to get through to […]

Just like everything else in life, there are pluses and minuses to being shy. Certainly a shy person is least likely to jump into action without considerable thought, if one acts at all. Shyness is, indeed, a blessing and a curse. On the side of being a blessing, the reserved individual is a “behind the […]

There is an old joke about the difference between an expert and a generalist. An expert knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing. A generalist knows less and less about more and more until he knows absolutely nothing about everything. No one likes a know it all […]

Wow that’s huge I love it! Dirty minds! I’m referring to his new truck that he wants me to be as excited about as he is. Which brings me to the whole point, first off when they buy a shiny new toy they drag you out to the garage with that huge grin it’s because they […]

The definition of a social construct is a perception of an individual, group, or idea that is constructed through a cultural or social practice. In a more deconstructed sense, it’s simply known as stereotyping, a device commonly associated with a failure to communicate. We have been force-fed certain ideas of groups and people alike depending […]

If doesn’t matter if negativity comes from yourself or from others, it has a great deal of impact on your happiness. Communicating with negative people is difficult at best. The only way to handle this is to change how you react to their not-so-favorable attitude; modifying your views on them as a person; and trying […]

Unacceptable behavior is quite common these days.  You need only to turn on the television or take a stroll on the highway to see the debauchery of our society.   Offensive and objectionable conduct inundates us on an hourly basis.  Not only does behavioral irritation come from outside sources, it also infiltrates the safe confines of […]

Have you ever wondered how to bring the truth from someone who you know that is being untruthful.I know I have, until now. Well those days are over. I have come up with some techniques that has given me great success in bringing the truth of a liar. By the time you are done you […]

Angry people can seem difficult to deal with, as anger itself is an emotion associated with being out of control. Angry people can be unpredictable, and verbally, or physically aggressive, making them a challenge to cope with. However, there are ways of effectively dealing with an angry person which, once learned, can come to an […]

Avoiding a toxic relationship is important for any person. Toxic relationships have no positive qualities. They take away the individual expression from the person and make them incapable of enjoying their everyday life. Staying away from a toxic relationship is about having boundaries about what a person will allow their partner to do. If a […]

Obviously, cutting people out of our lives should not be our first resort, but if disrespectful behavior continues to the point where it becomes abusive, we may have no choice for our own health and well-being.  It is a painful choice and not one to be taken lightly, but sometimes it is the only choice.  […]

Without a doubt, life can be a pretty stressful ride at times, and nobody is immune. So, why are some people able to shrug off the worry and disappointment, while others spend more time feeling anxious about the future than enjoying the present? Is a laid-back attitude a sign of youth and irresponsibility, or the […]

Many young girls may notice that some or one of their friends are behaving inappropriately when it comes to the dating scene.  When a young girl is reaching out to strangers or boys she hardly knows and is trying to begin relationships with them there is usually an underlying issue that is provoking this behavior. […]

Cutting off all contact with someone who constantly disrespects you is a healthy option because sometimes the people that do this have no intention of stopping unless you stop them. Now, do you want to throw away years of your life and moments with loved ones because some guy or some woman was harassing you […]

Are you someone who encounters or works with others who have jealousy in their hearts? Jealousy is a characteristic that really has no useful place in society. You will learn some of the ways that you can deal with jealous people. You have the option of ignoring them, especially if they are only envious of […]

It can be difficult when one person is jealous at another in the workplace.  It can lead to all sorts of problems, especially if one person acts out against the other person.  There are different things that you can do to try to handle this sort of behavior. Ignore it Sometimes the best thing to […]

There is something deliciously ironic about certain catch phrases to excuse shortcomings.   They have a way of turning an awkward situation into an opportunity to share a laugh or smile over our common human failings.  They also help to put things into perspective, turning mountains into manageable molehills.   Such catch phrases tend to draw on […]

How to deal with people who dislike your partner Your relationship being the best thing that’s ever happened to you does not phase family and friends. For some reason they just don’t like your partner.  You can’t come up with a single reason for them not giving your partner a chance and you just don’t understand […]