Tag Archives: Relationships

If It’s Not Fun…

Truth Byte #50  “If it’s not inspired, it’s just busy work.”   I used to be a really busy person.  I rushed around from one thing to another, always feeling like I was squeezing in life between events. Even when I was with people I Ioved being around, my mind would flit on to the…
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When They Don’t Want Your Help

Truth Byte #46   “Not everything is your business.”   I am a helper.  Always have been and probably always will be.  So when I hear a cry for help, even a silent cry for help, I spring to action.  I want to heal your pain, solve your problem, and make you smile again.  …
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Two Decades to Build a Tribe

Truth Byte #43 “Life is a team effort.”   For many, many years, I bought into this lie that I was supposed to be able to do everything.   All by myself.    As soon as I launched from my mother’s home into the big, complex world of adulthood, I assumed that I was on…
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A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way

Truth Byte #39 “It doesn’t take much to make someone smile.”    Today, I read a story to my 3-year-old daughter as she waited for her dance class to start.  While we were reading, three other little girls and and older brother that was dragged along for the carpool snuggled up around me and secretly…
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The Ice Cold Contraction

Truth Byte #30 Stay and play, don’t run away. I was a pretty even-tempered child.  That is, until my feelings got hurt. Growing up in the 80’s in a large, close-knit extended family that loved to tease, that happened often.  When I felt that lump in my throat, I would quickly change the subject and…
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Am I cut off?

Truth Byte #28   If you’re not supported, you are the one to blame.    People tell me they are lonely.  That they have no friends.  That no one supports them.  And maybe to a point, this is true.  But let’s get honest: if you have no one to turn to, it’s probably your own…
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On Listening

Truth Byte #27 No one is listening to you.    You keep talking and talking.  And no one seems to hearing a word you say.   Sound familiar?   I have this experience when we are running late for something.  I tell them and tell them that we are late, but my kids just don’t…
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The Past is Holding You Prisoner

Truth Byte #20: “It’s time to let it go.” You have been holding on to something.  Something that still brings you pain or sadness after all these years.  And I am not talking about the ultimate loss of someone you loved dying, because really, there is not much you can do about that, and we…
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