I appreciate that you read my blog and take an interest in my work. I don’t want to waste your time. That’s why you didn’t get a blog from me this morning.
You see, I don’t write unless I have something meaningful to say. That may sound totally obvious, but if you read some of the stuff that’s out there on the Internet you may have asked yourself, “What’s the point of this?” That’s a true measure of someone writing because they have to, not because they have anything substantial to…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on March 23, 2015 at 8:55pm — No Comments
Why do you care what other people think of you? As a recovering people-pleaser I’ve been asked that question a lot. The first thought that comes to mind is the admonition from my mother that I must always wear clean underwear. That way the paramedics and nurses won’t think less of me if I’m in a car accident.
Someone reading this just smiled because his/her mother told them the same thing. I mean, “Huh?” If my underwear isn’t clean the hospital staff will not treat me?…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on March 16, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Do you ever get mired in a situation or conversation and then wondered how the heck you got there? I’m involved in a couple of organizations. I’ve served on many boards in the past few decades. One thing continues to be the same: Miscommunication causes major issues that should never have been an issue in the first place.
The last time I was involved in a union contract negotiation setting I saw close friends divided on those kinds of issues. One person hears that this person’s best…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on March 9, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
PFLAG Lancaster Meet Normally Monthly at 7 PM Unless There Are Special Events.
2nd Tuesday Evenings at 7 PM
538 West Chestnut Street, (UUCL), Lower Level in Lancaster.
Support Hotline 717-283-4490, This Phone Has No Caller ID for Your Privacy.
This Line is Answered by…Continue
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How skilled are you in saying “No” to a request or opportunity? I have to admit this is something I’ve struggled with throughout my life. Perhaps you, too, have had those occasions in which you wanted to say “No,” but found “Yes” stumbling off your tongue.
We can, in fact, even do this with a smile and demeanor that conveys the notion that we’re excited about it when it’s the last thing on earth we want to do. Can we say “people pleaser?”
Interestingly enough, two of my…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on March 2, 2015 at 4:51pm — No Comments