Just to Remind You

As I review my notes to present another “Safety Valves” talk, I leaf through one of my resources – Kenford Nedd’s book, Power Over Stress. He talks about the importance of building hardiness both physically, emotionally, and spiritually in order to achieve power over life’s stressors. Here are seven key points he makes in helping build that resilience:

  1. Know your purpose in life.
  2. Connect with your inner Spirit.
  3. Choose a positive mental attitude – in all situations.
  4. Develop an acute emotional awareness.
  5. Develop a sense of hope for the future.
  6. Learn how to get along with others.
  7. Create physiological calm and harmony in your body.

As you practice the strategies above, not only will you experience more serenity, but those around you will as well. Could there be a better way to move our planet toward peace? Now take a deep breath and relax!


SPEAKING – Our Greatest Adventure!

Where would our world be if we couldn’t talk? Every parent looks forward to the day his or her child speaks that first word. (Parents often change their minds about this when their kids reach age two and all they hear is No! No! No! and why? why? why?)

Human beings communicate in so many different ways – verbally, using gestures or sign language, through facial expressions – and don’t forget all the written forms of connecting, such as this website.

The purpose of this site is to share what I’ve learned about communicating. Whether you need to ask for a raise, have to present in front of an audience, or simply want ideas about networking or small talk, I’m here to help.

Together, we’ll have a grand adventure!