Who Could Use the Gift of Connection?

Who Could Use the Gift of Connection?

You know who I mean − the relative sitting in the corner outside of the conversation. It’s the same every holiday. Perhaps that person is elderly, has a physical or a psychological problem that prevents them from interacting. He or she may have a hearing or memory...

“Not Feeling Heard” What Exactly Do You Mean?

When teamwork is lacking at home or at the workplace, a common complaint is: “I don’t feel heard.” Children and adults speak it differently, using a wide range of emotions ranging from anger, sadness, frustration, indignation and resentment. I probed deeper into what...
Conversations Take Their Toll

Conversations Take Their Toll

Hurtful conversations that bring on feelings of anger and resentment are telling you “things must change.” These feelings are killing you, literally. There’s a song from my favorite musical, A Little Night Music called “Every Day a Little Death.” If you listen to the...
Mindful Communication Newsletter July 2018

Mindful Communication Newsletter July 2018

Beware of “Yes” and the Soft No’s Listening to yourself is one of the hallmarks of a mindful listener, and the most difficult aspect to master. If you are like me, you probably say “Yes” or give a Soft No a bit too often. There are many reasons to control for the...