Wednesday, September 26, 2018

58 results for 'advice'

Thoughts To Ponder

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Jul 7, 2012

...fact that nobody gets through life without some sorrow and misfortune. Be old-fashioned . Cultivate the old-fashion virtues -- love, honor, compassion and loyalty. Be reasonable . Don't expect too much of yourself. When there is too wide a gap between self-expectation and your ability to meet the goals you have set, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable. Go outside yourself . Find something bigger than yourself to believe in. Self-centered, egotistical people score lowest in any test for measuring happiness.

Great advice...I wonder how many of us are able to follow it...


Tags: peace, life, Forgiveness, advice, compassion, present

Living Apart Together - A Model for Relationship Success?

By Jacquie Somerville, published on Feb 23, 2012

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking others to live as one wishes to live." ~ Oscar Wilde Many people think that I am weird or just plain selfish but I have to say that I loathe the constant compromise required to peacefully but resentfully cohabit with another human being. Yes indeed, living alone - well, with my dog - is a luxury that I am grateful for every day of my life. In my dream relationship, we live in separate homes next door to one another or at a minimum, in a large house with separate wings. My wing has a beautiful bedroom, a perfect bathroom... (more)

Tags: love, relationships, couples, advice, couples living apart together, lat

When To Let Go

By Shari G, published on Oct 19, 2011

Dear Shari...

My sister is 21 and dependent on her mother for everything. Her mother and my father have voiced their thoughts on her and hoped that I could get through to her. It backfired and she told me to "back off" and that she "doesn't want motherly advice from me". I want to just let her be and sit back and watch her hit "rock bottom" but something in my gut tells me not to back off till she cuts me off. HELP!!!!!

--Sisterly Love

Dear Sisterly Love,

Its hard to watch anyone you know hit rock bottom. My experience has been that you can try and try to... (more)

Tags: mothers, advice, shari alyse, dashboard confessions, sisters, rock bottom

Sisterly Love

By Shari G, published on Sep 16, 2011 best for themselves. Perhaps your sister needs to go through this because there is something that will come out on the other side that will help change her life for the better. We never know why things happen to people and all we can do is just be present for them and supportive. My best advice I can give is to let her know that you love her, support her and will be there for her. My best advice I can give to you, is to let go of the idea that you will be the one to change things for her. Be the loving sister you have always been and when things settle down, she will know how much you ... (more)

Tags: depression, family, advice, shari alyse, sharing with shari, unhappy, dashboard confessions, sisters

Buried Alive

By Shari G, published on Aug 26, 2011

Dear Shari...

I often see you speak about believing that things are going to work out for the best and we need to change our thoughts in order to change our lives but my question is: How can I get there? I'm shut up in my room at night very depressed. I feel all I get are scrapes and nothing really good ever happens?

--Trapped in my Mind

Dear Trapped in my Mind,

Well first let me give you a hug. A virtual one of course. Listen, I know life isn't easy sometimes and we all have things that seem like they are being thrown at us that are unfair. If I could rewind time... (more)

Tags: advice, shari alyse, sharing with shari, depressed, dashboard confessions, self-love, trapped, helpless

Dear Shari...

By Shari G, published on Aug 19, 2011

Dear Shari...

I love your Facebook group and youtube videos and in a few you said that the "old Shari would have done this.." What made you change perspective? Did this positive change changed everything in your life?

--Looking for Guidance

Dear Looking for Guidance,

The truth of the matter is, I got tired of being tired. I got tired of finding myself in the same circumstances all the time. I got tired of repeating the same patterns and then blaming everyone and everything else. All... (more)

Tags: love, oprah, Positivity, advice, shari alyse, sharing with shari, dashboard confessions

I’m Doing Me!

By Shari G, published on Aug 17, 2011

...more about me, please feel free to check out my website . You can also follow me around the streets of Los Angeles as I ramble on about philosophy, spirituality or anything for that matter on my webseries, "Dashboard Confessions" at Also, on Friday’s, you can find my advice column right here under “Dear Shari.” You can write in regarding any article I write, or any advice you want in general. Please email me at . All emails are anonymous. I look forward to your questions!


Tags: starbucks, oprah winfrey, advice, shari alyse, sharing with shari, self-esteem, dashboard confessions, self-love, bitterness, healthy relationships

Negative Nancy Won't Stop!

By Shari G, published on Aug 12, 2011

...but this co-worker of mine is testing my patience and sanity. Every single day, and it never fails, he is complaining about something at work. Even when things seem to be going fine, he will find something to whine about. At first, I was really patient and even tried helping he and giving he advice but it seems no matter what, he will always have something negative to say. I've even pointed that out to he as well and he will be fine for a bit and then it starts all over again. I like him as a person but he is making my work day even worse than it already is. The negativity is driving me... (more)

Tags: advice, shari alyse, sharing with shari, workplace, negativity, dashboard confessions, complaining

I Think I Can!

By Shari G, published on Aug 5, 2011

Dear Shari...

I recently saw you post on Facebook a status in regards to being "open to the blessings in your life" so that you will be able to receive them and my question is, HOW!? Also, once you achieve getting to that place, how do you stop yourself from slipping back into that place of negativity?

--Desperate for More

Dear Desperate for More,

It starts simply with changing your thoughts. That's really the key to any sort of happiness in your life. If you are always filled with dread and waiting for the other shoe to drop, you're always going to encounter... (more)

Tags: oprah, Positivity, advice, shari alyse, sharing with shari, blessings, abundance

To Snitch or Not to Snitch...

By Shari G, published on Jul 15, 2011

... authors, writers, and actors with web development needs. I recently built a website for an actor in NY city for FREE out of the kindness of my own heart, and this person treated me so BAD!!!! He was so rude! Basically, what happened is that I contacted this actor back in October asking for advice on how to cater websites to creative artists. In the process of him offering advice, he said that he had a website that he was unhappy with. So, being the kind person that I am, I offered to do this website for him for free! He also told me that he was low on funds to build a website for... (more)

Tags: advice, shari alyse, sharing with shari, karma, web design, dashboard confessions

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