The Tone – Physical Labor for Verbal Assaults

So, The Tone has not resolved itself. The Tone used to be directed only at me.

But, now. . .

It could lash itself on the little brother. . . the neighbor . . . friends.

I’ve taken to making her do chores when it gets out of control.

Talk back, argue, snap at someone, hurt someone’s feelings  . . .

Sweep the floors.

Mop the kitchen.

Clean the bathrooms.


Do some yard work.

I like it because it takes some work off my plate. I like it because it teaches her valuable life skills. I like it because it is something I can DO about it. I like it because I think work is calming, really. It’s soothing to sort, organize, file and have something be different when you’re done.

Will it get rid of The Tone?

Who knows?

But, at least my house will be clean and tidy. 🙂

Tracee Sioux is a Law of Attraction Coach at  She is the author of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories. Contact her at

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