When To Blow Smoke: Six Tips About Lying

Honesty is both the bedrock and the lava of all relationships. Honesty either burns you or keeps your relationship rock solid.  You need to know when to lie. A Throw Back Post – Originally published with a different title two years ago, relevant today.   Edited a bit. Emotional Fitness Training Thoughts Leadership gurus starting …

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5 Tips for Being Honest and Caring

One definition of unconditional love: “I love you because of your good and despite your bad.”  It also means being brave enough to criticize. EMOTIONAL FITNESS THOUGHTS One of my favorite family therapists Virginia Satir, noted that a true friend, “Tells you when you need a deodorant or a mouth wash.” I have been  most …

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How and When to Lie – Five Tips

Honesty is both the bedrock and the lava of all relationships. Honesty either burns you or keeps your relationship rock solid.  You need to know when to lie. Emotional Fitness Thoughts Leadership gurus starting with  parents, teachers, preachers, bosses, coaches, and ending with politicians caught up in the happiness craze believe when the truth might hurt, lies …

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TELL THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH

Truth or dare prompt from Word Press: Is honesty always the best policy? EFTI’s answer: #Emotionalintelligence suggests almost always. If you want honest relationships and what else is life about, you have to tell the truth and hope the other person does.  The best advice for being honest comes from the  12 Step people who suggest: …

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