Just Another Viewpoint on Addiction

Molecular Thoughts

 Another Viewpoint on Addiction. These are my personal thoughts, not the words of a doctor or professional.  I am a person, like most of you that has had addiction personally touch their life.  I have had addiction touch my life from three generations of my family.  I have seen drug and alcohol addiction first hand […]

Acceptance, not Resistance.

We just disagree

“I am willing to fight with everything I’ve got to make this work.”  Have you heard people say that?  I have.  I have also thought that way myself.  I think we all think that way from time to time.  I would like to introduce a different way of thinking about this. When you say “you […]

Do you have people skills?


There are those people that have great interpersonal skills and can walk into a room full of people they do not know, yet they look and feel as comfortable as they are at home around their family.  Then there are those same people that can walk into that same room of strangers and seem very […]

Does these 3 things to keep your cool under pressure.

Becoming Mindful of your Behavior

Stress and pressure go hand in hand with work and life.  It’s a package deal.  Sometimes, the stress likes to take over and create a huge mess that we have to clean up.  It’s kind of like having grandchildren.  You get to play with them and give them sugar, and then when the sugar kicks […]

The 1 thing that kills the happy couple.

broken glass

 The one thing that will ruin a couple is mismanaged expectations.  Are long term marriages and relationships a thing of the past?  The relationships of the past generations are the ones we all secretly want to have.  You meet in your late teens or early twenties and you get married, have children, have great grandchildren […]

What is an Abusive Relationship?

Pretty young woman seated on floor with depressed expression. White background.

Abusive relationships are not limited to children and lower income adults.  Relationships that are rooted in abuse are more common than one might think. They are in places where no one would even think to look.  There are signs, but if you are not expecting any signs of abuse to be there, you will miss […]

Reinvent yourself with these 6 easy ideas.

Changes ahead

If you are like most people then you have probably thought at some point in your life that you would like to reinvent yourself.  You might have said it any number of ways, such as “I need to get my life together,” or “It is time to make some changes.”  Essentially, any way you put […]

It is okay to act like a child sometimes!


I know this might sound crazy but I think it might be the best single piece of information I have ever shared.  Kids, especially the younger ones, are notorious for throwing temper tantrums.  I have my own kids so I have been there.  You have really only two choices.  Reason with the child or give […]

How to live like a modern day Viking.

Rock climber clinging to a cliff.

I am not talking about the football team here.  I am talking about the Northmen.  The warriors of long ago;  horned helmets, mead drinking, battle loving men and women from Northern Europe that were active from 793-1066 AD.  They lived by many ideologies that are as relevant today as they were all those years ago. […]

The Secret to Understanding Passive Aggressive Behavior!

Business confrontation.

Don’t you just love passive aggressive behavior?  (See what I did there?)  Passive aggressiveness causes a lot of stress, aggravation,  resentment, and has the ability to sever even the closest of relationships.  There are some instances of passive aggressive behavior that are intentional, and there are just as many instances of passive aggressive behavior that […]