Fun, Fun, Fun

We’re busy getting ready for Halloween here at our house, the most joyous holiday of the year for Brad. His inner

young black woman and young white man dancing outside in renaissance-period clothing.

Dressing up to play a part is a perfect way to escape your adult routine and have a little fun. Let this Halloween weekend be a time of joy for you and your inner child.

child will have the kind of fun over the next two days that makes most adults envious and scares the dickens out the pint-sized.

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You Are Not the Show Star

Recently I have written about letting people go from your life because they are not able to give you what you need.

Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish. on stage

Ever feel like a song, or a story, or a situation, is really all about you? Even when you know that’s impossible, it still resonates with you. Make sure you are the hero, and not the villain, in the stories you tell yourself.

One of my readers contacted me after the first post, absolutely certain that I was talking about him. He was incensed that I would put his personal life on public display.

Have you ever known people who automatically, reflexively, assume that any negative event, conversation or statement is about them? Continue reading

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Manipulation Misery

Years ago I met a man who spent his days manipulating certain people in his life to do for him what he wanted.

white man in pirate costume, holding mug, wearing elaborate headwear with parrot.

When you don’t trust yourself, you steal from others and give them nothing in return, while holding yourself above responsibility for yourself or accountability to others.

He took from those who loved him all that he could, while giving nothing to them in return. Not surprisingly, his life wasn’t going too well the last time I saw him. He was miserable. Continue reading

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