Articles Posted in the " advice " Category

  • Are You Making Assumptions?

    When my children were young I used to tell them that if they were going to make an assumption they should make one that would allow them to feel good. Assumptions are guess-work anyway. And it’s never..


  • Do You Give Unsolicited Advice?

    I love the definition of advice in a song by Baz Luhrmann: “Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts..




  • Dear LFI: How Do I Help My Friend?

    This is the first post in the Dear LFI series where we will converge here on the porch to answer specific, personal, life-issue questions posed by anonymous contributors. Will you offer your thoughts on this issue?  What do I..


  • What Does Your T-Shirt Say?

    Let’s give a warm welcome to Carmelo, leading the discussion here at LFI for the first time. You know he’s no stranger here as he always adds a lot to the conversation but did you know Carmelo..


  • I Have an Idea!

    If you know me well you’re cringing now and thinking “Oh no!” as my closest friends do when I say “I have an idea!” What? You’re doing that? Aw! The idea was inspired by what’s been happening..



  • Sage Advice from Mom and Dad

    Have you ever noticed how much your parents’ advice shaped the person you are and the life you lead? So many things Mom and Dad said stayed with me, guided and supported me and even altered the..