Category Archives: Bullying

Meanness — Weeds in the Gardens of our Minds

Seems strangely coincidental but for me meanness is a subject that has come up in conversations this past week.  Maybe I was more alert to it.  Or maybe a lot of us are getting tired of it — sick of … Continue reading

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Politics and Male-Female Differences

On Huffington Post today you’ll find “Is a Female President Only a Pipe Dream” written about the subtle forms of communication that stand between women candidates and the presidency.   Facts about women in congress indicate the extent of the … Continue reading

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Complementing the Campaign to Banish the Term “Bossy”

Banning of the word “bossy” as it is often used to describe women who take charge is a goal set by Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and a worthy one.  If nothing else, attention to the term and its … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Gossip

Sharing here a Harvard Business Review blog by Amy Gallo on gossip.  It’s one of those facts of life.  There are some useful comebacks here, too, for when you don’t want to be manipulated into being part of someone else’s … Continue reading

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When People Lie to You

How often do you watch ads where people are lying to each other?  Imagine how often our children see this.  And what of those politicians who talk a good game about leadership and integrity while lying?  Is that all just … Continue reading

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Being Less Sensitive to Slights

There as so many sources of information about ourselves that some days can feel like a battle against incoming arrows of insult.  In some workplaces and schools, putting others down is just part of the culture. This can become overwhelming … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh’s Verbal Camouflage “Apology” Not An Apology At All

What is a sincere apology?  We’ve all received them.  We’ve all given them.  The real ones are sincere in word and expression.  When “I’m sorry” is accompanied by a defensive speech, it is not an apology.  Tagging on those words … Continue reading

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