During a recent show, I talked to a 36-year-old divorced mother who’s looking for love. Like me, this caller was raised by a single mom. She said that she doesn’t have a blueprint of what a healthy relationship should look like. So far, she’s taken her relationship cues from romantic comedies. The conservative side of me answered: We know what a healthy relationship looks like because we know what an unhealthy relationship feels like. Listen in to this week’s audio clip, to find out what else I had to say about this. Then join the conversation and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Any relationship worth keeping is worth working on. A technique I use to maintain, or cultivate healthy relationships is to use the same strategy many adults use when playing games with young kids.
I’m sure you’ve witnessed a time when adults let kids win a game. If you’re an adult, you’ve probably done this yourself. It’s easy to let kids win because we want to make them feel good, we don’t need to feel superior to them.
In my adult relationships, I do the same thing. Sometimes it’s so annoying because I know I’m right. That’s when I say to myself, “Laurie, who cares? It’s not that important.” I may cringe on the inside before I let it go – but then I really let it go.Read More»
There’s a proverb that says, “If you’re facing in the right direction, all you have to do is keep on walking.” In this week’s radio show, I had the opportunity to speak with a 31-year old who’s passionate about what he’s doing and is clear about his intentions. He’s written out his goals and everything. Sounds like a winning combination to me! Then, the call takes an unexpected turn – He asked me how I transitioned from being a performer to being a business person. I confessed about some of my difficulties, but you’ll have to listen to find out what I told him… Do you think this 31 year old has what it takes to grow his performing arts business?
In this call from my radio show, I talk to an 18 year old who wants to make sure she’s not being treated as a doormat during dance auditions and in life. Sometimes, it’s hard to be nice and sweet while at the same time standing up for oneself. There’s a thin line between being nice and being perceived as a doormat. So how do you strike a balance? How would you answer this life-defining question? No, really! What would you tell her? Please comment and give her (me) your suggestions. Listen now and then offer your advice.