Too “busy” to voice your opinions?
What’s worth fighting over and what isn’t.
Is it odd to rebel… or only to rebel late?
Tone, body language, and straight talk.
When tragedy strikes, we retreat to silence. When tragedy strikes, we speak more plainly. Tragedy struck our nation in recent days. It isn’t the first time; more tragic still, most of us fear it won’t be the last. So perhaps it is time for us to talk about love, plainly. To talk about loss, plainly. […]
It was an accident. A dropped vase. Broken, mostly in large pieces, but glass shards covered one corner of the kitchen floor. I picked up what I could by hand, careful not to cut myself, then fetched the vacuum. We’re a household that goes barefoot, so I was thorough in cleaning up every inch of […]
I don’t think I learned to talk – to really talk – until I hit 50. That’s a difficult admission coming from a woman who spent most of her career in communications. But I’m not referring to a professional context. I’m referring to a personal one – talking to our partners, to our friends, to […]
When NOT talking is the right thing to do.
There are times I want to reach out to someone, but I hesitate. I don’t want to embarrass them. I don’t want to make assumptions. I don’t want to embarrass myself. There are times I’m skeptical when someone praises me, though that happens less as I get older. These days? Offer me a kind word, […]
You’re dating a nice man and he whispers “I care for you.” Now you’re convinced that it’s love. But he hasn’t said love. It’s early in the relationship and you’re about to tumble into bed. He says “You’re special, you’re sexy, you may be the one,” and you’re certain monogamy is part of the package. […]