>Why VDay is Hilarious…

Okay, it is not that I hate V-Day;

I do take issue with a culturally integrated event in which folks are encouraged to save up all of their appreciation of each other for one day of ‘sorry I’ve been such a d-bag the other 364′.

And apparently there’s not enough alcohol, sugar and flowers to make up for it, because I get a lot of calls on the 15th from couples who would ‘please like to …

>How about you stop being a jerk for V-Day?!

Lately I’ve noticed that a lot of the V-Day cards are… apologetic. And I mean a LOT.

As in ‘Sorry I’m such an idiot all the time. Thanks for putting up with me… I’ll probably forget your birthday again… Sorry in advance. I hope the overpriced roses and candy help soften the blow…’ That’s it. No intent to change, just ‘Sorry’.

So here it is, pure and simple – Instead of apologizing semi-annually, how about doing less of the jerky stuff in the first place!? 

I vote …

>Live without Regret…

We have all known the big “R”, and we know that it doesn’t feel good.

As we review the past year, and look to 2012 as the year of new beginnings, this is a natural time to take stock.

Here are some words of wisdom (is ‘warning’ a better word?!) from those who have lived much, much longer than many of us.

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected …

>Digging through crap that doesn’t work…

It’s like going through your closet and deciding what to keep or toss. Bad habits and dysfunctional behavior are like the skinny jeans that you just have a really hard time getting rid of, even though they clearly do not fit. So interesting, that we can know for a fact that something we do really doesn’t work for us anymore, yet we keep going back to that behavior.

So when someone said to me, ‘I want to CHOOSE …

>Surviving Your Family at the Holidays…

So you’re embarking on the holiday season… as you desperately refill that Valium prescription, here are a few other ideas to help you manage your family during this time, so that you can keep right on LOVING them!!!

We all have certain ideas about how we’d like our family members to think and behave; but if we expect them to act accordingly, we’ll constantly be disappointed. Remember this: the best predictor of future behavior (without intervention)is past behavior. That means …