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Getting Things Done

It’s Not an Interruption, It’s Life

Last week was unusually busy with meetings. I had a high number of client meetings, a couple of appointments, and two church committee meetings. I was also getting ready for the visit of my brother and niece, who timed their visit to be here for my son’s 16th birthday. So,…
October 30, 2020
Stop Suffering, Start Living

I Want You to Love Us

Last night I found out that an old, dear family friend drove through Omaha and did not stop to say hello to us. It wasn’t the first time. The first time was last spring, and I totally accepted her excuses – she was in a hurry, she didn’t want to…
October 14, 2020
Potpourri

Waiting Is a State of Mind

We’ve been watching a British tv show called Grand Designs. It follows ordinary people as they build extraordinary houses. One recent episode featured a back-to-the-land, self-sufficient family who built their house by hand. When it was finished, it looked handmade but not homemade – it was gorgeously crafted, a work of…
September 25, 2020
relationship rehabCommunication

How to Say No to Someone You Want to Make Happy

My client was feeling suffocated by his girlfriend. He loved her a lot and had no desire to break up, but he was starting to feel oppressed by her need to be in constant communication – texting continually throughout the day and talking frequently. He was happy with occasional communication…
September 11, 2020
Communication

Can You Trust Your Friends?

A Root Cause of Mistrust and How to Solve It Have you ever said yes, even though you really wanted to say no? On the flip side, have you ever wondered if someone who said yes to you really meant it? My client has been struggling with this. What she…
August 28, 2020