Eliminate this Word from Your Vocabulary!

iStock_000020533079SmallAs a young parent I refused to allow my children to use one particular word. The word was often accompanied by eyes rolled upward in disgust, or occasionally with a shrug of indifference.

Unfortunately the word and the attitude it communicates permeates our society, cripples initiative, and paralyzes personal growth. I challenge you to eliminate the word from your thinking and your vocabulary.

Three Tips that Can Relieve Internet Troll Anxiety!

words copyThere was overwhelming response to my last post identifying Internet Trollsand identifying the pain they can inflict. Writing that post led me to a deeper analysis of the entire issue.  It’s really about the use of words.

There will always be trolls who purposely post hurtful words.  I will cover how to deal with them last.  For those who want to avoid their words being misunderstood and for those with thin skin like me who sometimes  misinterpret words…. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind every time you read or write.

Silence Isn’t Golden!

Silence Isn’t Golden!A man and his wife were feuding at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. After a week of no communication, the man realized that he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight to Chicago.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (AND LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, “Please wake me at 5:00 AM.

How to keep Twitter Worms from Sucking Up and Spitting out your Followers,

Don't tell me your going to bite on that?

Every day I see at least one and sometimes dozens of  Twitter DM hacking worms that drift annoyingly and temptingly across my computer screen.  The worm appears delicious but if I look closely, I can always see the telltale glint of a hook embedded in it’s pathetic little body.

Sometimes the worm has the name of a friend tattooed along it’s side.  At first glance it looks so enticing…..