If You Run From Confrontation, Take a Breather and Read This!

If I were to ask you what your definition of confrontation is, what would you tell me?

You might say. “Janis, the idea of confronting someone makes me want to vomit!  You may be someone who believes that confrontation means that there’s yelling, insulting and criticism involved.  Maybe you define confrontation as something that never turns out well.

Today’s post is all about how to understand what confrontation truly means, what fears underly those who avoid confrontation and how you can think differently about speaking up for yourself, so that you don’t take the easy way out of a situation; giving up an opportunity to let go of unnecessary unhappiness. Continue reading

Hearing is Believing: How Words Can Make or Break Your Kids

Words standing alone, are useless.  When put into a context, matched with  a tone of voice and the underlying intention of the speaker, they can lift you up to the peak of happiness or they can bring you crashing down into the depths of despair.  Words are powerful tools; and when you  use them with your children, you can make or break their spirit; because children listen to what you say. Continue reading