Everyone has a story

When someone shares their grief and pain with us we should not take it as an opportunity to share ours. The problem is, that is the default response most of us have in our conversations. We wait for the tiniest of pauses while the other person takes a breath and we jump in with ourContinue reading “Everyone has a story”

Getting better sleep

Separating Sleep Time From Screen Time Ensuring that screens don’t stifle your ability to get enough high-quality sleep is easy, but requires planning. The Sleep Foundation offers the following tips: Create a technology-free bedroom. Decrease your screen time during the day and the night. Don’t work in bed. Avoid looking at screens two to threeContinue reading “Getting better sleep”

You’re not perfect

You’ve been impatient – even if it felt like they deserved it you don’t feel good about it. You let your feelings out – which can be a good thing, in general, because if you don’t some part of you is going to break. But was it the best way to express them or theContinue reading “You’re not perfect”

They’re angry at me?!

Fear and helplessness are often the source of anger. Ask yourself, what might they be afraid of? Are they really angry at you, the person trying to save their loved one? That would be so counterproductive. Are they, rather, lashing out in fear? Step back emotionally, let go of defensiveness, it’s not really about you.Continue reading “They’re angry at me?!”