Relationships

The Importance of Connections

At the WAND conference I spoke on Self-Empowerment for Dietitians.  One aspect of my presentation was on the importance of networking and making professional connections, both internal and external.  This applies to all professions. Although networking is necessary, we need to do more than simply give out business cards.  We need to connect with the …

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We Are More Than Our Relationship Status

I am very pleased to have a guest blogger today.  Jennie is a bright, successful young woman.  After almost four years in other states for college and internships, she is happy to be back home in Wisconsin with family and friends.  She works helping farmers sign up for programs that might provide financial assistance.  Her …

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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen (Video Link) My paternal grandmother’s favorite story was “The Little Red Hen.” I am not sure if it was because she liked the message or that she liked chickens.  (Chickens on a farm were important then.) For those of you who have not heard the story of the little red hen, …

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Equal Partnerships

Equal Partnerships (Video) Throughout these blogs we have talked about you.  Your rights.  Your responsibilities.  Your choices.  Your life. It is necessary to remember, though, that everything we have discussed applies to everyone.  This means, that if you are in a committed relationship, your partner is just as important as you are.  The life he …

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Stealing Stuff

Stealing Stuff (Video) This blog provides additional information to the attached video clip.  The clip is from an assertiveness presentation I did for The Business Building Academy. In my presentation on assertiveness, Don’t Act Like Prey!, I discuss the three R’s of assertiveness:  relationship, rights, and respect.  In this presentation I used the customer/supplier relationship …

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Assertiveness (5), The Finish of the Story

The attached video is an excerpt from a very condensed presentation on assertiveness.  The title of the presentation is The 3 R’s of Assertiveness.  (An alternative title is Don’t Act Like Prey!.)  Part 5 finishes the story started in the first segment.  It includes important points to remember when you are in a situation where …

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Assertiveness (4), Respect and Metaphors

The attached video is an excerpt from a very condensed presentation on assertiveness.  The title of the presentation is The 3 R’s of Assertiveness.  (An alternative title is Don’t Act Like Prey!.)  Part 4, Respect, discusses the importance of respecting ourselves and our rights.  When we do not, we are passive.  It also discusses the …

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