What’s in a Word?

Humans are meaning-making machines – we will apply meaning to anything.  Meaning of a situation, a result, a look or comment from somebody……even a word.  And we all add our own unique perspective to the meaning. Where one person might interpret a result as a failure, another might take hope from it, or a new lesson. Even though words have their definitions in a dictionary, we have tendency to using certain words over others, and have our own way of using the same word. Think about what the following words mean to you: love; respect; integrity; family; accountability. I bet

Problems and You

Have you ever noticed that whenever you have a problem that there is a common denominator – you!  Whether you have a problem with a situation or with another person it’s time to really think about how you are causing the problem (or challenge) in your life. Many problems seem very real and they might even feel like you have no control over what to do, but just imagine if you did.  Imagine if you were making choices or decisions that were at least contributing to the problem.