Can We Talk?

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Can we talk? Seriously. Can we just come together for a discussion? There’s been some conflict going on lately. Some serious name-calling. Finger-pointing. Some not-so-loving of thy neighbors. Some getting-our-signals-crossed dialogue.

Now, I know we all have different:

  • backgrounds
  • belief systems
  • economic status
  • health
  • heritage
  • personality dynamics

And all these go into making each one of us unique.

But does that mean we shouldn’t respect each other?

Is a firefly any less beautiful than a peacock because of its size? Is a fish any less magnificent than a bear?

We can disagree with someone’s actions, … read the rest. . .

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The Emotional Cost of Bad Credit

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to save more money? Yeah. It ranks up there with

  • Eat healthy
  • Exercise more
  • Improve life

It’s hard, though, isn’t it?

You know what? You’re not alone. When I started sharing about my bad credit experiences, I was overwhelmed with supportive and encouraging comments. So many of you were or are in the same boat, and didn’t know it.

We think we’re alone and headed for a comedy of errors like Gilligan’s Island.

But the truth is, while our individual situations are unique, we have the opportunity to throw life rafts to each … read the rest. . .

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Overcoming Bad Credit: Communication is Key.

At the beginning of the month, I posted about my experience with bad credit. I expected mixed results but the response was overwhelmingly favorable, and many of you thanked me for my transparency.

Truth be told, I didn’t share everything. Let’s face it: finances are a really private matter. I mean, it’s not like any of us are going to put our bank books on public display, right?

And why would you? Your life dynamics are just as personal as your wallet. Are you hearing me?

Every situation is different.

So why do the credit companies treat us all … read the rest. . .

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Are they hearing you?

People hear what they want to hear.

Children have selective hearing that picks up words like “ice cream” and ignores others like “chores”. When a friend asks, “How are you?”, they’re already hoping you’re going to ask them the same question. Our lifestyles are wired to be self-fulfilling, and serving others is a secondary agenda.

But what if what you have to say is important? So important, it could be a life changer? And what do you do if your audience refuses to listen?

In the last few years, I’ve changed jobs, quit a relationship, and forayed into more writing, … read the rest. . .

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