We’ve all gone to that place at one time or another. I’m talking about that doubtful, fearful, negative place where dreams get crushed and we temporarily give up on ourselves.
This is the dark place where we feel unworthy and inadequate.
Unfortunately, it’s also the place where many of us spend way too much time.Read More»
During holiday seasons, I hear from a lot of people who anticipate all the bad that might happen as a result of interacting with family members they don’t get along with.
Certain family dynamics cause us stress. Sometimes we dread going to family gatherings because we’re not sure what may happen.
I have been in this situation. Here are 5 strategies that have worked for me:
1. Limit your interaction with unpleasant people.
Say hello with a smile. Be upbeat and if you really want to do it up, pay them a compliment.
Saying something like, “I really like your new hairstyle” can really ease the tension and make both of you feel great. You’ll be proud of yourself.Read More»