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Posts from ‘April, 2014’

Difficult People: You Can’t Pick Your Relatives

It’s obvious that when people are supportive, you feel and act better. However, if you have to deal with difficult people, it does affect your overall mental and physical health. Family, for the most part, is for life. But when you have relatives who are toxic, it can cause major problems.

I’m sure everyone has some relatives who fall somewhere in these categories. They are the gossipers, the obnoxious, offensive blabbermouths, the irrational drug/alcohol addicts, the hypochondriac whiners or the racists who embarrass you with their close-minded bigotry. While you can’t pick and choose who you’re related to, you can manage your expectations about them.… CONTINUE READING

Aging Baby Boomers: Blessed and Burdened

Baby boomers are truly blessed. We are one of the most influential generations in the world. We are more active, more determined to stay young and healthy and more willing to live our lives freely and robustly.

In fact, as we get older, we are still getting better with each passing year. Why is that so? Because, we, boomers, can do anything you want. Think about this. Just because you’re older, it doesn’t mean you can’t find your dreams and fulfill it. It’s not too late to think BIG and pursue what would truly make you happy. If you are open to opportunities, the ideas, people, and information will fall into place.… CONTINUE READING

Taking Someone For Granted: Five Things That Turn People Off

With all the people that you deal with daily, you don’t want to put them off by doing or saying things you didn’t mean. With awareness and some effort, you can prevent the kind of social conflicts that get people in trouble. Here are some of the most common things that turn people off:

1. Sharing personal information with friends or relatives that are supposed to be kept private. You don’t want to lose trust or deemphasize the importance of confidential communication with those closest to you.

2. Not listening when someone talks. By looking around, fidgeting or brushing someone off, you are discounting their significance.… CONTINUE READING