July 1, 2019

In the previous post (The 5 Best Relationship Self-Help Resources ) the focus was "improve yourself to improve your relationship." But, the next step after understanding yourself is understanding how your partner is different. Especially with male-female differences, but also consider individual differences. We forget that our thoughts and assumptions are not always shared. We know our own brain so well, it’s easy to forget others don’t. Even those who have known us for years. One of my favorite stories to tell on my parents is their individual perspective on a conference they both attended. They are both very bright, worked together for years and were very accomplished...

June 4, 2019

Yes, Best and Self-Help can co-exist in the same sentence. So can SELF-help and Relationship. When it comes to our love relationships, the stronger and healthier we each are as an individual, the better partner we can be.

So, guess what? It is all about YOU. Take a look inside and grow personally and your relationship will too. A bit scary? Take heart. You are not alone. In fact, you are better off navigating the path with others. All of us have to figure out our individual place in life as we journey from childhood to adulthood. No one individual can evolve without information and feedback from outside sources. We need others to help us see ourselves better. O...

April 20, 2019

So the joke goes...

A little girl and her brother are helping their mom prepare Easter dinner. Mom cuts off both of the ends of the ham and throws them away before she puts the meat in the pan. The little girl asks the obvious, "Mommy, why did you cut off the ends of the ham."

Mom replies, "Well that's how your grandmother taught me."

So, the little girl and her brother go into the family room and ask Grandmother, "Why did you teach Mommy to cut off the ends of the Easter ham?"

Grandmother replies, "Well, that's how Great Nanny did it."

Off the little girl and her tag-a-long brother go to see Great Nanny resting in her chair in the living room. "Great Nanny, why did cut...

May 31, 2017

All over the headlines is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard commencement address advocating for UBI (Universal Basic Income). Here is a short excerpt captured on CNBC: https://lnkd.in/eJ3JRxc

His concept of working for a purpose and finding meaning is definitely a millennial theme. HIs solution seems anti-capitalist, overly idealist, and downright outrageous to Americans of older generations (myself, included - yikes!).

But, take a look at the 4 minute speech by Viktor Frankl from 1972 rebroadcast on TEDx. https://lnkd.in/eR5fKZJ

Zuckerberg's solution might or might not be the answer but the rationale and quest is certainly not new.

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