Category Archives: Offenses

Complaining Is Bad For Your Brain ~ 5 Tips To Overcome

Did you know that complaining actually impairs your brain? Even listening to extended complaining can cause the problem solving part of your brain to shut down. You may have had this experience as I have. You’re enjoying your work or … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution–How to Resolve Conflict Quickly

When tempers flare or an offense is taken, do you resolve your conflicts quickly? Roselyn made a communication mistake. Instead of using an “I” message when she talked with her adult daughter, Lily about a sensitive issue, she used the … Continue reading

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How to Forgive–7 Tips on How to Forgive

Do you often hear about the importance of forgiveness but you are not quite sure how to forgive someone or a situation? Do you struggle to forgive? If you would like some practical tips to help you forgive, you’re in … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: Avoid This Mistake When You Forgive Someone

What attitude can sabotage an effort to forgive? How can your lack of knowledge actually make a situation worse? Recently a friend and I went to lunch together. On the drive there, I shared with Linda* about my blog to … Continue reading

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Relationship Help: Does That Person Who Irritates You, Have a Purpose?

Do you have a family member, boss or co-worker  or maybe even a friend who irritates you by pointing out some shortcoming in your life more than once? Like sisters often do, my sister and I share freely with each … Continue reading

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Is Criticism the Best Way to Get a Person to Change?

Do you think that criticizing someone over and over is the way you get them to change? You know the “How many times have I told you…” syndrome. Sometimes we think with our children or spouses or other loved ones … Continue reading

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How to Let Go of an Offense

Whatever you focus on increases. If you focus on an offense from someone, the anger and resentment increases. If you focus on trying to understand yourself and the other person, your wisdom and understanding will increase. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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What Will Sustain You in Difficult Times?

What is important to you in life? Are your relationships important to you? Do you nurture them to make them strong?  A long term friend faces an end of life diagnosis. As she faces death, she teaches me how to … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution: Do You Walk on Eggshells Around Certain People?

Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells around some people? This post will give you some tips and insights how to respond to the person that will empower you.
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Conflict Resolution: When You Feel Wronged, Do You Keep Score?

When you feel wronged, do you deal with it in a straightforward way or do you tuck the offense away and let it build up. Recently, I urged a friend to deal with an offense they had with a family … Continue reading

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