Month: November 2013

Jumping to Offense

(Image Courtesy of The other day during a conversation with someone close, I noticed something about our interaction. It was a simple conversation, nothing too deep or seemingly important, but a pattern revealed itself. The pattern was simple: I jump to offense. Let me explain. This…

The Cost of Free

Recently, someone was describing a difficult relationship. This is no ordinary difficult relationship, but one with someone who is deeply connected with this person. They have a long history. It has been difficult. They still have to interact on a regular basis. To make…

Unspoken Expectations: Hidden Frustrations

In life, work, home, or family we have expectations of others. Others have expectations of us. Some expectations are shared and we can choose to meet the expectation or not. Your employer may expect you to show up to work on time. They inform…

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