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The Life-Changing Power…

Have you ever set out to do a good deed that sort of backfired? I had this happen last week on my way to give blood. I can handle the paperwork, the stab in the finger, the jab in the arm, even multiple jabs. But spare…

Life Is Better When We…

Awhile back I sent an email called 10 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People. Four people unsubscribed! My Aunt Anne marked it "Spam." Well, not that email but an earlier one—and not on purpose. Good thing she's got a…

How to Stop Owning Other…

Do you know people who try to make their problems your problems? They may not even realize they're doing it—but that doesn't make it okay. A few examples and a few thoughts on how to get out of this role for good:…

Podcast: Practical Tips…

Your life matters. Your contribution matters. Yet all too often we forget this. We say yes when we should say no, we let other people cross our boundaries, or forget we even have boundaries. All of that's about to change…

10 Tips for the…

Feeling stressed with all that's on your plate? Fall can do that, even if you're not in school. Here are ten tips to help you put life back in perspective and regain a healthy sense of control—preferably before lunch:…

9 Tips to Break Free From…

Did you see my earlier Pep Talk, 9 Reasons Not to Be a People-Pleaser? Boy, did I get a lot of "amens" on that one. If you missed it, I invite you to click on the link in this paragraph. For now, let's talk about how to…

Two Simple Rules for…

Rule #1: Honor your limitations. Look, if you don't want to go to Ohio or have overnight guests or eat spiral ham or whatever, admit that. Doesn't mean we're always going to get our way—but we should include ourselves…

When Not to 'Meet Me…

My mother didn't let us get away with whining, which is yet another reason I love her. She tells me when my brothers and I were little, if one of us whined, she would say (in her signature matter-of-fact tone), "I can't…