Are You Worried?


Increased Vulnerability + Decreased Power = Increased Worry

That’s from our Company On-line Training on Stress Management.

There is one question that made me think but can’t ask on-line so I’m sharing it with you.

The question is: Which of the following is NOT an effective response to a colleague who tells you he’s extremely worried about something?

a) Use body language to show your concern

b) Suggest several possible solutions to his problem

c) Provide Professional verbal acknowledgement

And your answer is?

Supposedly the correct choice is b): To listen effectively to a worried colleague, it’s best not to try to solve his problem but instead to understand it. If you want to comment, do so only on what your colleague is describing, rather than offering possible solutions to his problem. In addition, use body language to show your concern and provide occasional verbal acknowledgment, such as “I understand” or “I see.”

And my question is: Why is it not best to offer possible solutions to someone else problem?

Don’t worry you are not pressured to come up with a technical response. I just would like to hear your thoughts on this matter – or on whatever you like to share!

We’re OK, right?



This post is an acceptance to SuperGoddess Me invitation for a game of tag. Once tagged, I am supposed to answer 8 given questions and tag 8 people, afterwards.

But I really want to know 8 more things from everyone reading this. Please join the fun by either answering the 8 questions on your site or in the comments portion. You will all make my day I am sure of that!

So here are the questions with my most sincere answers:

1. If you could have any superpower, which one would you have and why?

The power to grant 1 wish each for everyone!

SO WHAT’S YOUR WISH? Don’t forget to thank me once granted. Ok?

2. Who is your style icon?

No one. That explains why I’m styleLESSh.

3. What is your favorite quote?

“Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than YOU.” by Dr. Seuss

4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

Those sincerely given are always the best for me. Now, how would I know that?          I simply trust and APPRECIATE. Here’s one from my son:

Mother 100%

5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?

Mostly Christian songs and meditation music. Here is SOMETHING beautiful.

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

I am a night owl who tries hard in the morning to open my eyes. hoot hootZZZZ

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Dog. It looks BETTER in chain while walking. Meow!

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Bite-size servings from imperfect BEING.