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10 Tips to Boost Morale

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10 Tips to Boost Morale 01 | Focus On The Good Stuff …of what your people do, what they say, intend, contribute, sacrifice, risk,and hope to achieve. Instead of asking, “What’s going on here?” or “What’s wrong here?”, ask “What’s wonderful? What’s working?” 02 | Reward Good Behavior Do this both formally and informally. Enthusiasm, […]

Advocating with Non-Violent Communication

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Advocating with Non-Violent Communication Happiness and harmony are established in proportion to how well we get our needs met. When we get what we need, and especially when we get what we want, we feel at peace, satisfied, joyful. So, how do we get our needs met? First we become aware of them. Often our […]

Resolving Conflict with Ease

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Resolving Conflict with Ease The gift of non-violent communication. Many times we come up against conflict or discord with another because of our differences—differences in culture, age, background, resources, knowledge base, preferences, or attitude (to site just a few). However, if we bolster our ability to communicate well, namely our gifts of speaking and listening, […]

Unveiling Your Essential Beauty

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Unveiling Your Essential Beauty The Essence of Every Woman’s Happiness. Whether you approximate the cultural ideal of beauty or not, are you like most women who suffer because they believe they’re not beautiful enough? Women young and old, slim and fat, yearn to behold the power of attraction that comes with beauty. Their suffering ranges from […]

Our Greatest Power

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Our Greatest Power The Power to Choose The greatest power of human beings is not their ability to think, speak, to plan or to build. No. It is their capacity to choose. The power of choice is the greatest power we possess. Our day-to-day choices make us or break us. Every day we make zillions […]

Transforming Difficult Emotions Into Powerful Resources

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Transforming Difficult Emotions Into Powerful Resources Have you ever felt like throwing your computer out the window? Ever wanted to punch your boss in the nose? How about scream so loud, you’d make the whole office shake? If so, I’d say you are alive and well! Anger is usually a sign that something needs to […]

Five Steps to Flourishing Friendships

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Five Steps to Flourishing Friendships Friends are the greatest gift in life! They bring love, comfort, joy and celebration. When it comes to attending a yearly conference, meeting, reunion or camp, one has a unique opportunity to create friendships that last a lifetime and bring us joy over many many years. Feeling excitement about attending […]

To Fully Embrace Diversity Celebrate Your Uniqueness!

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To Fully Embrace Diversity Celebrate Your Uniqueness! Permission Giving ourselves permission to be all that we can be is another giant step towards creating a culture that values diversity. But first, a reminder – I’ve noted several times that self-actualization is the at the pinnacle of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Expressing our greatest self, our […]

Creating Common Ground

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Creating Common Ground Have you ever listened to a new friend telling you snippets of his or her life story, and after sharing portions of yours, maybe after every third sentence or so, one or both of you exclaim, “Oh wow! That happened to me too!” Did you notice that each time either of you […]

Communicating to Connect

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Communicating to Connect The way we communicate can make or break any situation. It can bring people together or tear them apart. It can build people up, or beat them down. It can elicit coming together in love, or breaking into battle. As the saying goes, “it’s not what, it’s how.” Communication is primarily expressed […]