I am currently in the middle of a three-part training series for managers where we have been encouraged to establish mini-habits to increase the effectiveness of our communication with our direct reports. I feel that I can summarize these mini-habits in three words: be here now.
Last week I made one of the most difficult decisions of my career: I turned down the opportunity to co-chair a national conference for senior professionals in my field.
I love summer. I love swimming in the pool, the smell of food cooking on the grill, eating outside on the back deck and having a constant excuse for craving an ice cream cone (which - let's be real - I crave all year long, but it's more socially acceptable in the hotter months). In the summer I want to go out and DO things with our kids! But I'm not so good at coming up with something fun to do on the fly (no one has ever accused me of being spontaneous)
High rates of conflict among siblings is better than them ignoring each other in the long run, but It takes 5 - 7 positive interactions to counter act one negative interaction. Here are some tips to promote those positive interractions.
During the week, we're not able to get much accomplished around the house other than making dinner, helping with homework, bath time, story time, bed time, cleaning up the dinner and making lunches for the following day. Everything else? That gets done on the weekends.
Tuesday nights at our house are not very exciting after we put the kids to bed. There is no romance, no binge-watching our favorite shows, not even chit-chat recounting the funny stories from the day. Every Tuesday night, Matt and I convene at the kitchen table for what resembles a weekly staff meeting. It started… Continue reading Four Reasons to Have Weekly Meetings With Your Spouse
A couple of weeks ago, our pastor said something that really resonated with me; he said that God wants us to take time out of our lives to celebrate and anticipate His blessings in our lives. I can think of no better time to do just that than on St. Patrick's Day. No, I'm not… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day