Is Your Help Helping or Hurting?

Is Your Help Helping or Hurting?

Confession: I am not a giver. I am a self-absorbed taker. On occasion, I may appear generous or thoughtful, but in my heart I know the truth, especially when compared to so many of my selfless friends and relatives. Living in the shadow of their examples, and acutely...
7 Smart Steps for Handling Hard Conversations

7 Smart Steps for Handling Hard Conversations

What conversations are hard for you? Is it difficult to receive criticism? Or to share feedback that could hurt someone’s feelings? Is it hard for you to stand up for a third party, to confront someone who owes you money, or to defend your beliefs when they are being...
4 Ways to De-bug a Relationship

4 Ways to De-bug a Relationship

Welcome to summer in Atlanta, a bug lover’s paradise. Filled with the joy of catching lightning bugs, the annoyance of mosquitoes, and the avoidance of ticks. I don’t love bugs, but they are strangely attracted to me. In the early evening, I can stand with a half...
Self Knowledge: Harness your Power

Self Knowledge: Harness your Power

What one thing would you change in your life if you thought you could? Would you shake off a self-destructive or expensive habit? Conquer a shortcoming that leaves you embarrassed or insecure? Transform an aggravating or frustrating relationship? Those situations may...