Interpersonal Relationships

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    Patience or Kindness?   I’ve been tossing this question around for a while now. Some may feel these attributes are interchangeable or that one should not be greater than the other. In theory, I’d agree. And I did for many years. In application, I found something else to be true recently.   There is definitely a relationship between patience and kindness.   Without patience, a putting up with...

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How To Combat Narcissism In Our Kids

Updated from original publication on October 15, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.     I have two girls. I recently made a joke to a friend about how they are budding narcissists. I based the comment on the girls compulsion to gaze at themselves in the mirror and endlessly pose for pictures. It really was a joke, then I started to...

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      I typically write about methods involving personal health, children, household tips or about recommended books. I don’t usually write about relationship conflict and resolution. Today, though, as part of the 31-day writing challenge, I needed to pick a topic related to the letter R. I felt this topic would be beneficial, which is my main criteria in the articles I write. Let’s discuss together:  ...

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Day 17 Method: Personality

Day 17 Method: Personality


Posted By on Oct 17, 2015

  I realized that through the course of my 31-day writing challenge, you will hear about methods for every topic under the sun. The methods are my voice so I thought you’d appreciate expressing your own voice, finding your own method through the discovery of personality preferences.   Today’s letter is:   P   for Personality   I was introduced to the Myers-Briggs Personality Test many years...

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Day 11 Method: Joy In Giving

Day 11 Method: Joy In Giving


Posted By on Oct 11, 2015

  A couple of days ago, I wrote about gifts and provided a list of 25 Gifts Under $50. Today, I’m going to expand that topic, but from an aesthetic point of view.   Today’s letter of the day is:   J   for Joy In Giving   I alluded to the fact, in day 8, that gift giving can contain an element of madness to the method. For some, however, there is no method, just sheer madness. It’s a challenge...

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Day 9 Method: Humor

Day 9 Method: Humor


Posted By on Oct 9, 2015

  Today is Friday.  On the social media carousel, it is considered a day for posting humorous topics, slap-stick humor or anything to make the day fun.  It is after all #fridayfunday.   The letter of the day is:   H   for Humor   And today’s topic is how to improve our humor.  Having a good sense of humor relieves stress, is a pain management skill, and just all around makes you a...

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