Tag Archives: hardships

Emotionally Managing Hard Times

With all the bad economic news most of us have been feeling incredibly stressed out lately. The fiscal cliff looming. Even if you still have your job, it is likely that your savings have taken a big hit. Our retirement plans have been run through the shredder and for many of us our job security is now hanging by a thread. Despite the drop in gas prices we feel strapped and the holidays are here…

Being Ruthless about Life when Bad Things Happen

Recently, I’ve had a number of clients and friends go through what most would consider personal hardships or even tragedies. Whether losing a job or a loved one or being diagnosed with a serious illness, these are things that we are rarely prepared to deal with. And you can’t really prepare for them when things occur with little or no warning.

When someone we know is going through a difficult time, it’s hard to know what to do or say. Our impulse is to try to make it better, but that is not the best direction to take,…