“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.” Colleen C. Barrett Work provides little stress when it’s done for the joy of it. When watching my grandson pretend to make dinner with a wad of play dough, I began to wonder, Why is it that when we prepare a […]
How can you tell if you are addicted to approval?
One week ago my mother died, a woman who not only loved me but inspired me and suppported me like a best friend.
Micromanagement is a cluster of behaviors used by managers who closely observe and/or control the work of their employees. Instead of giving general instructions for small tasks and supervising larger concerns, the micromanager oversees and assesses every step.
Questions to ask yourself to strengthen your resilience.
Oftentimes people are attacking out of their own hang-ups and it has little to do with us.
In-law challenges are high on the list of distress to coupleships. It’s hard to have a resilient and intimate partnership if you have to deal with a resentful or interviewing in-law, often the notorious mother-in-law. Regrettably women seem more frequently to have mother-in-laws who are interfering and inordinately critical.
I add; it is about kindness and seeking to understand. My own experience with our daughter Kelly, who spent a great deal of time in jail over an eleven year period, is love draws a circle that takes the other in. One of the best ways to demonstrate that care is to seek to understand with out judgment.
The research reported by Professor Shelley E. Taylor and her team at UCLA. In 1998 they began to wonder if women had different reactions to stress than males. By 2000 they reported a phenomenon they called Tend and Befriend.
Have you had days when you thought a sneeze would blow you over? You felt dis-stressed, depressed or plain worn out. I have had days from burnt toast to a family member crashing his car that exhausted me. I’ve asked myself, We can bounce back more easily when we have developed some everyday grit or resilience. The end result of building resilience is that we have increased strength, skills and adaptability to handle life’s pains, strains and challenges. We are able to bounce back.
By knowing who contributes time to what tasks will help you better invite cooperation for sharing home responsibilities.
Daniel Amen, author of Change Your Brain: Change Your Life has amassed neuroscientific research in an effort to convince us we need to care about our brains and mental capacity.