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Tag Archives: communication
Yes (sigh), I took a little break. Okay, I took a long break. It all started during Lent when I went on a time-consuming cleanse diet and found I needed to 86 just about every other responsibility in my life … Continue reading
You’re at a cocktail party or in the office break room, and someone goes on a rant about their political views. Only in the process of sharing their own views, they are also demeaning everyone else’s. Or you’re at a … Continue reading
Most of us don’t have too much trouble speaking our mind in an argument (much easier than listening, yes?). But, if we’re honest, we have to admit that we could all use a little tune-up in the style department, some … Continue reading
“Now, children, I want you to put on your listening ears . . . “ Even in our earliest memories, it seems as though someone is always trying to get us to listen. And yet, as adults we still wrestle … Continue reading
So, I’m kind of pathetic. I used to have this website plug-in for something called a Cluster Map that posted a small, colorful, sometimes twinkling, map in the upper right-hand corner of my blog landing page. The map showed the numbers and … Continue reading
You know how it goes. You set out to have a calm conversation with your teenager or your partner and, before you know it, you’re both yelling like banshees or retreating in sullen, angry silence to your respective corners. You’re … Continue reading