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I See You

Has your screen (cell phone, computer, ipads, etc.) gotten more attention than people? Mine has. I can't count all the times my eyes were on a gadget rather than the human being before me.  We have multi-tasking down to a tee (pun intended), but there are costs. And in this age of technology, it's easy to miss a golden opportunity to see another right in front of us. When we give people our real emotions (not emojis) and our eyes, we show them respect. We show they matter. We show interest and curiosity in what they have to say. But the winning isn't a one-way street. Eye contact is a confidence builder for both the talker and the listener. Looking...

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Maybe She's Born With It

Or maybe she has to constantly work at it. Self-confidence. We don't lean on the idea of being self-confident; we act on it, routinely. Our mind is like a bank. Building self-confidence muscles involve depositing things into our mental bank that form an empowering belief system.  We continue to accept others' admiration and expressions of "you're so confident," but we do the work--we always do the work--to make sure that our habits and behavior reflect our inner confidence. What is this work? Maybe it's a good workout or reading a self-empowerment book. Perhaps it's ten push-ups a day, a ten minute meditation, or visiting with a friend. The work is doing what makes us feel good and depositing that good...

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