The Small Shift in Communication That Can Make a Big Difference

“What do you want to eat for dinner?” “It doesn’t matter to me, what do you want?” “Mexican food?” “No.” “Chicken?” “I’m not in the mood for that.” “Pizza?” “We just had pizza.” “Well what do you want?!” “I don’t know…” Sound familiar? This typical conversation about what to eat for dinner illustrates the fact …

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The Benefits of Taking a Break and Enjoying a Moment

Just the other day I found myself rushing around the house gathering what I need for the day and running through my mental checklist. Purse? ☑ Gym bag? ☑ Work bag? ☑ Coffee? ☑ Water bottle? ☑ Lunch? ☑ (Is this list ever going to end? ▢) Keys?...keys? At this point my mind feels like …

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Listen Up!-Tips to become a better listener and why it matters

Resolving conflict or making a meaningful connection with someone requires good communication.  When you think of communication, you probably think first about the speaking part of communication. If you are trying to resolve a conflict with someone, it’s natural you would want to start off by explaining or defending yourself. Many people think that the …

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