We've all heard this before, but what does it mean? As the holidays approach, remember that the quality of the time spent with your loved ones -family or friends- is more meaningful than having ten thousand friends on social media.
In a world where technology leads our daily lives, don't forget that quality time is what grows any relationship. I believe in technological advance, but remember not to lose touch with our human connection.
Not too long ago, I had a dream. This was months after a long relationship ended with a parting of the ways and I found myself once again open to developing a new relationship. Not something that happens right away for sure.
One of the simplest ways to support and recognize each other, whether it’s at work, school, or at home, is to offer timely, sincere, 100-percent positive praise. But is your praise as effective as it could be?
A friend's son recently moved back home so that he could afford to go back to school. He would often leave the kitchen a mess after making a meal. Once they had a conversation about the importance of cleaning up after yourself so everyone could enjoy the space, they have been able to enjoy time together with few disagreements. He recognizes the importance of cleaning up after himself and keeping the shared space enjoyable!
We all have trouble communicating at times. We get tired, we are stressed out, we lose patience and sometimes we just don’t get our co-workers or bosses. If you’ve ever lost your temper at work, had a misunderstanding or had to deal with a conflict, you know how important it is to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the skills or awareness to know exactly what to do. Or, we’re good communicators who sometimes forget our skills at the door.
Once again the dreaded month of February – LOVE MONTH – is upon us men! Oh lord! It’s the month where more men than not are left scratching their heads trying to figure out what in the world they can do to demonstrate their love for their significant other year after year. No doubt its tough men, and unlike the early relationship, days where life pressures were lower and our attraction sensory systems were on high alert, the longer a relationship goes the more obstacles old man life puts in the way – all designed to suck the word “romance” right out of a relationship.
February marks a romantic opportunity for men to make a statement to that special person in their lives. For me, February is the month that I proposed to my wife (Kathy). Kathy and I were not able to spend our first Valentine’s Day together as Kathy was away at a conference in Vancouver, Canada. We lived in a small northern community at the time so had planned to have me join Kathy in Vancouver once her conference was over. I flew in late Valentine’s evening to spend...
Granny, Abuelo, Pop Pop- these are magic labels in our imagination when we think about our children and their relationship with their grandparents. But what if their presence creates more chaos than help? We want them to be a part of our children's lives and sometimes we need them to help us with the care-giving. Watch this interview I hosted with mommy blogger LadydeeLG and get some answers around this topic.