A Rule for Avoiding Takers

Just recently I was talking with a younger man striving to make major changes in the way he lives. Because he had a hard start and got little support and guidance growing up, he’s a bit young for his age (early 30s). He hasn’t lived up to his potential, but he does have initiative and…

Tunnel Vision

Standing at the entrance to a tunnel, you may be able to see the light at the other end. Whether you can or cannot depends on how long the tunnel is and whether there are any curves along the way, and whether it is level. If it’s a straight, short path it can be easy…

A Good Confidant – Part 2

How can you be a good confidant? A good rule of thumb is that you should listen twice as much as you speak. Perhaps it helps if you know that what people report they want most from a confidant is just someone to listen. They don’t necessarily want someone to solve their problems, but to…

A Good Confidant, Part 1

When I talk to clients in my role as a LifeMatters counselor, one thing I always want to explore is how good their system of support is. It can tell you a lot about how someone relates to others and about how they handle difficulty. Some people have lots of family and friends to rely…

Arbor Continuity and Black Swan Solutions Form Strategic Alliance

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12542011.htm SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) February 25, 2015 Arbor Continuity, provider of holistic business continuity solutions and consulting, has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Black Swan Solutions, a leading provider of services that help organizations prepare for and respond to critical situations from data breaches to mass casualty events. Black Swan Solutions’…

Our Changing World

As we begin the New Year, I find it fascinating to think about how are lives have changed over the past several decades with the introduction of cell phones, social networking, and Internet availability, among other things. It seems as if these tools have been a part of our lives forever, although while this may…

Opening Your World Through Reading

During the last three months of 2014, I was taking a class. With work and volunteer responsibilities, attending class, required reading and writing papers and presentations, I easily over-filled my schedule. It wasn’t the first time I’d taken up something really good only to have the requirements get on top of me, but this time…

What Have You Got to Work With?

In an interview, a famous singer made some self-deprecating remarks about her singing, specifically about having a limited vocal range. She was right about that. Nobody would ever call her a “belter”. She doesn’t hit the highs or the lows like some do, and never finishes her songs with a dazzling note held at length…