Small Towns: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Common wisdom is that small towns are great places for kids to grow up. Yes and No. My first town had a population of 70, the next one was 800, and the next was 5,000. When my very large family Continue reading

Reader asks: My daughter is dating a doofus. Help!

Well Beth, if you are taking questions now… can you help me with my daughter? One thing that was made clear to me last year is that my daughter wants and needs my presence at the holidays. I’m dreading this Continue reading

Resilience – Finding Inner Strength

It’s dicey out there! Buckle up, the ride isn’t over yet! People are reporting feeling more stressed now than they did one year ago according to the American Psychological Association. But it doesn’t have to derail you. What can YOU Continue reading

It’s no big thing…

Valentines and elections, Marriages and lives … All are lost from little things, not big. Each decision we make impacts our lives for the long haul. We are the only person in the world who is 100% impacted by every Continue reading

Parallel Universes Revisited

Do you believe in Parallel Universes? I do. You would say yes if you think about it. I pipe in relaxing music when I’m getting a room ready for a speaking or training session. This time I played a friend’s Continue reading

New You Resolutions

So – Day 13 of the New Year. How you doin’ with those resolutions? If they were written out of frustration with yourself, I’ll bet you aren’t on track. It works better to write goals in anticipation of great new Continue reading

Best You Can…

He sat on the sidelines watching bemused as we whirled and twirled to the live country music. Wizened and slight, he had to be in his mid-90’s. His eyes twinkled as he studied our steps. When the band stopped and Continue reading

Social Media is the Bar Scene from Star Wars™

Cyberspace is packed with characters, weirdos, sweethearts, fascinating writers, boring idiots, stalkers, criminals, and hacks. And they all gather at the pool bar called Social Media. It’s fascinating and time consuming, sometimes time-wasting to hang out there. And it has Continue reading

The Myth That Causes Much Despair

MYTH: “The World Is/Should Be Fair”  This idea gets in our way and blocks forward movement. No. The world is not fair. The world is only FAIR in that it is governed by a set of natural laws. For each Continue reading

About Those Habits

This is a wonderful article from NPR – thanks to Aaron Karmin for bringing it to my attention on his blog Anger Management: Habits: How they form and how to break them From the article: It turns out that every Continue reading