One simple but strong word springs to mind as a response to this question: I DON’T.  I have finally become smart enough to understand that the best response to angry comments is silence. Why? I can repeat or clarify a misunderstanding. I can attempt to reconcile opposing viewpoints but usually someone who is closed to…… Continue reading HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO NEGATIVE FEEDBACK?

Tears of Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy? Tears of joy. The last time I shed tears of joy I was completely surprised. They sprang to my eyes without warning, at a daughter’s wedding. She was gorgeous, standing tall…… Continue reading Tears of Joy


Humor is infectious, especially  roaring laughter. Not only that,  when laughter is shared, it  brings people together by breaking down social barriers, self-consciousness and  facilitates intimacy. It  triggers healthy physical changes in the body by strengthening  our immune system, boosting energy, diminishing pain and stress. “Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to…… Continue reading Laughter