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The Election is Over, Can We Return to Respectful and Truthful Discourse?

Whew.

I don’t know about you, but I am glad the mid-term election is over.

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Your conversations tell others your values as well as your knowledge.

The misinformation, truth-shading and omission of facts that would otherwise provide clear understanding was exhausting, dehumanizing and demoralizing. Continue reading

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You Are Not the Show Star

Recently I have written about letting people go from your life because they are not able to give you what you need.

Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish. on stage

Ever feel like a song, or a story, or a situation, is really all about you? Even when you know that’s impossible, it still resonates with you. Make sure you are the hero, and not the villain, in the stories you tell yourself.

One of my readers contacted me after the first post, absolutely certain that I was talking about him. He was incensed that I would put his personal life on public display.

Have you ever known people who automatically, reflexively, assume that any negative event, conversation or statement is about them? Continue reading

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But Is It True?

There are many parts to the idea of being true to yourself. One of them is about setting and keeping boundaries.

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Some things capture your eye and become all that you can see for the moment. Some ideas capture your mind and become all that you can think for the moment.

Another is about doing your best to tell the truth, as you understand it. A third part is how you interpret what others tell you or what they do. It is this last part that I want to address today.

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