Self-Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Addiction Watch out for signs of serious trouble, depression, or self-abusive behavior, especially in the teen years. Keep paying attention to what is going on, even if the child initially ignores you. The more trouble she is in, the more she will ignore you. Part of step parenting (all parenting) means persistently showing you care, … Read More
A Good Resume
Recruiters spend an average of four to six minutes on a resume. For many it only takes six seconds to check for key words that would indicate if a potential candidate will be scheduled for an interview. A good resume includes (or excludes) the following: No crazy fonts, colors, pictures, anything that’s going to distract them from the content It’s … Read More
You Are Who You Associate With
There is an old saying “you are who you hang with.” If you hang out with positive-minded people, you are positive about your situations and can grow in a positive direction. If you hang out with negative people, you will generate negative outcomes. Your friends can be the most powerful influence on your attitude, opinions, and how you handle different … Read More
We are full into summer and the bugs are bigger than ever! No one wants to see unwanted pests in the home. This includes roaches, spiders, ants, flees, and mice. If you have pets in the home, be careful what you leave on the floor. Do not leave poisons where your pet could get into them. Make sure to limit … Read More
How do You Feel About Your Life?
Are you accepting mediocre? We can make our life a life worth living and fill it with meaningful things that we want to cherish. Our defined fate and the choices that we make throughout the years work in harmony and give us a life that we have earned for ourselves. It is our own choices that make our destiny a … Read More
What is Your Approach to Life?
To Stress or Not to Stress Stress and worry is a normal part of life. In small quantities, stress is good — it can motivate you and help you be more productive. However, too much stress, or a strong response to stress, is harmful. Stress takes its toll on all of us to varying degrees, and how we deal with … Read More
Who are you to your step-children? It is only natural you would want your step children to love you, respect and obey you. It is also only natural you might feel you have no right to their love, respect or obedience. The only thing you may be certain of is you feel out of place and uncertain of what your role … Read More
Display it Wisely Self-expression is a display of individuality whether it’s through words, clothing, hairstyle, or art forms such as writing and drawing. Being self-expressed means that you show your spirit and true character; you display the totality of who you are. And sharing of one’s “self” fully is the ultimate in generosity and is vital for love, peace, happiness … Read More
What is Your Belief?
Belief drives behavior, behavior drives results. We create our life experience. There is no such thing as luck.