I am a big believer and practitioner of grown up time-outs. I feel that they can make you a better person.
Grown up timeouts have a different goal than the ones children have.
In kids, it is used for behavior modification. A child has broken the rules, they are taken out of their situation so they can calm down and reflect and, hopefully, realize the consequences of their actions. Adults also need to calm down and reflect but their ultimate goal is to prevent bad reactions or behavior. Or basically, modify our behavior before it occurs. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to break your bad habits or create new ones?
It’s usually easier said than done.
Jerry Seinfeld has been credited in popularizing the technique of habit tracking. He has been reported giving the advice that this is the technique he used when he was an up and comer. He simply put a red X on his calendar every day that he did some writing so that he formed a chain. He didn’t want to break the chain so he continued and then it was a habit.
Peer pressure is usually talked about as if it were just a children’s issue, teenagers in particular.
Peer pressure, or social pressure, or any other name that you give to it, never really leaves us, it just looks different sometimes. Continue reading
Back in March, I had what I would call a near death experience.
I think I can call it a near death experience even though I didn’t hover over my own body, my heart didn’t stop, and there was no white light or anyone from the other side.
I actually remember almost none of it and am going on the stories that were relayed to me. There was a life flight, a chest tube, and the card on the flowers that my daughter gave me that said, “Mom, thanks for not dying!” All this evidence points me to the conclusion that it was, indeed, a near death experience. Continue reading
It’s that time!
High school seniors all over the country are relieved. And rejoicing. And celebrating. We will join in the merriment. Then there will be those among us who will, without malice or awareness, put a damper on it. Simply with the words that come out of their mouths.
Everyone should think carefully before they speak.