Six Easy Ways of Decency

Host social gatherings that leave the guests walking out happier than when they arrived.  Doing this will keep your social skills sharp, because believe me, we all need them. Use anger to your advantage. Anger is your call to action. Don’t react; think about strategy and respond in a smart way. Practice active listening.  This…

5 Ways to Make it Thru the Day

I work at a huge organization, primarily made up of socially self-conscious people.  Conversations are awkward and uncomfortable.   The communal anxiety is contagious and sometimes even people who start this job ‘normal’ give in to the beast. Being socially cool at a place like this is not rocket science, but rather less work than one…

Four Writing Tips

As a writer who experiences writers block from time to time, I found these guidelines helpful. Get to the Point Make your bottom line the top line Answers before explanations General before specific Reader:   Your writing tips?

This, I believe

“Love means going first class.” –79sparrows Life is tricky.   I’m an idealist, but at the old age of 31, I’ve come to terms with certain inalienable truths.  No one but you can save yourself.   Eating late at night will make you fat.  Trust your gut above all else, it is your best friend who tells…

6 Easy Ways to Lose Weight

Living healthy is not so easy for everyone.   I love food.  The idea of sticking to a diet or nutrition plan is as appealing as visiting the grocery store right before a snowstorm.    Also, I am lazy, so confinement to a routine of some sort never works out for too long.  However, the last month has…

Good to Know

Peter: I want always to be a boy, and have fun. Wendy: You say so, but I think it is your biggest pretend. –Peter Pan Some things you just don’t know until you figure them out for yourself. Some lessons are learned “the hard way”; others present themselves through simple observation. A new decade is…