Category Archives: Positive Living

Every Difficult Relationship Has Lessons

As much as difficult relationships can give us heartburn and sleepless nights, they are an essential part of our  growth  as people. Difficult relationships not only teach us a lot about others,  but they also teach us more about ourselves—such … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Assumptions

Do you know what assume spells? Assumptions make an ass of u and me. Assumptions are dangerous, yet we make them all the time. We assume that other people know something. We assume that others are in agreement with us … Continue reading

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Forgive Yourself for Failings

So, you messed up. Have you taken the steps outlined in this book, such as mending fences, eating crow, offering a peace pipe, and  breaking bread? If so, then all you can do is get on with your  life.  You’ve … Continue reading

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Choose Words Carefully

Words can kill! Choose the wrong words and they can kill a relationship. In fact, words have two meanings: denotation and connotation. Denotation is easy: the definition of the word. We  learn those in school. Connotations, however, are the real-world … Continue reading

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Give Honesty With an Equal Dose of Compassion

It’s  been  said  that honesty without compassion is cruelty. Yes,  it’s  true  that  we do prefer people who are straight up with us. We all want to know where we stand. But ever met someone who prides herself on brutal … Continue reading

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See Both Sides

There are indeed two sides—or more—to every issue or argument. And people will trust and respect you if you show them you can see the different dimensions of a situation, and not just the  one  you prefer. By actively seeing … Continue reading

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Get Inspired

The people in our lives who see us as bigger and bolder than we see ourselves are the best friends to have. These are the people who inspire us—they tell us to believe, they show us how to believe, and … Continue reading

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