The Family Hero – It’s Not All Good

The Hero or Responsible Child is the first of the learned behaviors of children who grow up with an emotionally absent parent.  When one parent is not providing emotional support to the family and the other parent is focused on that absence, the children are often left to fend on their own. Often the oldest, but not always, this child learns to handle life and all its realities regardless of their ago. There are many scenarios where this...

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You Aren’t Imagining It: Life is Speeding Up

My employer had a wonderful workshop last week on collaboration and communication, specifically in a work environment that includes all four generational groups:  Pre-boomers:  born before 1945 Boomers 1946 – 1967 Generation X born 1968 – 1984 Generation Y born 1984 – 1993 The facilitator, Olivia McIvor from The Organizational Culture Group assured us that the beginning dates of each population segment vary by researcher or...

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How to ‘Know the Difference’ in the Serenity Prayer

This prayer, which has been around for almost seven decades, is said at virtually every 12 step meeting and used by countless millions as a foundation for living life…myself included. But the hard part is the last stanza,  “the wisdom to know the difference”.  How do you know the difference between what you can and cannot change? There are probably many ways to determine this difference, but I’ve found one that works for me.  It’s...

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