Monthly Archives: April 2011

#218 – “We don’t need to take more than we need.” Tom Shadyac, movie producer.

He gave up a million dollar life to live smaller because the million dollar life did not make him happy and just overly complicated his life. If your stuff doesn’t make you happy and takes a lot of time to … Continue reading

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#217 – Make an ideal relationship list for a friend as well as for a marriage partner. Time to Break Free by Judith R. Smith

When I’m deciding whether I want someone to be my friend, I think of the things that are most important to me. A few things I look for — common interests, honesty, respects my boundaries, keeps their word, listens and … Continue reading

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#216 – All people make mistakes, but only the wise ones learn from their mistakes.” – Winston Churchill

If you made a serious mistake or didn’t get a chance to say or do what you needed to say or do, chances are good that you will get a second chance and even a third chance to make it better. What I … Continue reading

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#215 – Dealing with Emotional Vampires – Judith Orloff MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and author of Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life

 The most common types of emotional vampires are narcissist, victim, controller, constant talker, and drama queen.  Your tone of voice is critical when dealing with them.  Speak in a matter of fact or compassionate manner, set limits, and use not interested … Continue reading

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