Entries by Jan Goss

Looking for Love? Our Story

OUR STORY My single status came to me through divorce. Rick’s came through the loss of a spouse. He had been in a 30 year relationship when he became single. I had two “completed” marriages, one 20 year relationship and one for 14 years. Funny how life doesn’t always turn out the way you planned. […]

How to Start Your Life From Scratch

Scratch – it’s an interesting word. I know when my life fell apart … the first time … I had 8 kids. I was left scratching my head. Scratch – You know the feeling when you have that little itch that is ridiculously irritating? It consumes your mind until that blessed moment when you finally get […]

Loneliness is a Choice

If this title makes you mad, you probably better read this quickly …   Loneliness is a ball and chain that hangs in the pit of your stomach and attaches to your mind to drag you down to a dark pit. It swirls its ugly accusations through the passages in your mind and calls you […]

Show Up Well and Own It!

Are you happy? Are you leading the life you know you were meant to live, or are you just rocking along in mediocrity? Are you so “busy” you can’t stop to really evaluate and make necessary shifts to live a happy life? If not now, when?  When will you take charge of your personal world […]

Dating Protocols and Principles

♥ Take care of yourself ♥ Be others oriented ♥ You have 5 seconds to make a first impression ♥ Be authentic ♥ Act as if you belong ♥ Err on the side of formality ♥ Adjust your posture ♥ It is better to be overdressed than under-dressed ♥ Be grateful ♥ Fear is your […]

How to Stay Civil – Run in Your Own Lane!

Whew! I am just about worn out with all of the incivility on both sides of the aisle in my country. My Dad did not fight in 3 wars so we could fight at home… he fought so we could have PEACE at home.  I say, let it begin with me! Rather that criticize and […]

Dating Again? Start Here!

    “I was not planning on being single… but I was…” Jan Goss Getting back into the dating scene can be intimidating, or at the very least, awkward. In Jan’s NEW series, First Impression Management for Dating, you will find out just HOW to begin again and make that critical first impression the right […]

Government, Get Out of My Bathroom

I try to stay out of the middle of things. Anyone who knows me well knows that I truly love people … even the little stinkers. I stand for honoring the dignity of the human spirit in people. My company is called Civility Consulting for heaven’s sake! I believe civility is our solution on so […]

How to Gain Confidence on a Really Bad Day

Confident people are happier. Confident people make more money. Confident people have happier relationships. Hmm….. ok I choose confidence! Is it really that simple? Well, yes it can be … even on the really, really tough days. It was a sad, dreary day. One of those days when you look out the window at noon […]