Have you ever taken a shower when one minute the water’s cold and the next minute it burns you? It’s unnerving. If you’re like me, you’re uptight for the rest of the shower because you’re afraid it’ll happen again. That said, do you know people who run hot and cold? They’re in a good mood… [Read More]
Do You Crave Acceptance?
How far would you go to win acceptance? Would you lower your standards, mimic inappropriate behavior, or compromise your values to please others? Or are you unwilling to sacrifice your principles for any price? It’s easy to say that you’ll lower your standards, one time, to gain acceptance from the in-crowd, but what do you… [Read More]
Are You Trying Too Hard to Look Good?
Everyone wants to win the praise and admiration of others. It’s only natural. That includes securing a solid reputation, being singled out for a job promotion, or earning the respect of folks “who matter.” But some people go to such great lengths to look good that they don’t realize what they’re compromising in the process…. [Read More]
What Defines You as a Person?
Are You All Foam and No Beer?
If You Can’t Be Yourself Around Others, Who Are You?
We all play pretend when we’re young. The problem is, when some folks get older, they continue to play pretend. They pretend to be confident when they’re insecure; they pretend to have opinions when they’re members of groupthink; and they pretend to be successful when they’re barely making ends meet. Did you ever ask yourself… [Read More]