Communication

Don’t Assume. Just Ask.

February 20, 2018 5:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

it’s not just in our personal relationships that we should be clear about what we want. We should apply the same to our professional relationships. So often I hear client’s say, “But he/she should know what to do!” Or, “It’s so obvious, there’s no need to explain.” But in reality, we do need to explain. Miscommunication leads to conflict in relationships. So, if you...

Make 2018 Meaningful, Not Just Nice

February 6, 2018 6:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Welcome to 2018! A new year offers so many new possibilities. What are your wishes for 2018? Who do you wish to be? Personally, I have been thinking about this a lot. Over the break, I watched the movie The Last Word about an older woman at the end of her life. I loved the movie and one of the quotes from the main character has stuck with me...

Improve Relationship By “Double Clicking”

November 26, 2017 5:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  It always amazes me how two people can view the exact same situation in completely different ways. Before I begin a mediation or relationship coaching session, I always meet with each person individually to hear their own viewpoint. I want to learn more about their reality and better understand their perspective. What’s fascinating is that what each person shares with me always makes sense to them and it’s hard to believe that they are each describing the same situation. As we approach the holiday season, a high time for social interaction, I want to share with you the concept... View Article

Giving the gifts of gratitude and appreciation

December 17, 2016 9:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Posted: December 2016 It seems that as I get older — and hopefully a little wiser — that the days, weeks and months fly by faster than ever. It feels like yesterday that I was sending you my best wishes for 2016, and encouraging you to focus on what you did do and what worked in 2015. Read it here! Now, as we bid farewell to 2016, I’d like to return to a topic I have reflected on often this year: building stronger connections with others.

The wisdom of silence: Why it matters in relationships

November 17, 2016 9:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Posted: November 2016 As human beings we need to feel connected to others. We are social animals and we need positive interactions to keep us feeling fulfilled and happy. These connections, however, don’t always come easy. We need to have healthy channels of communication in order to achieve connections with others in our personal and work lives. Yet, interpersonal communication is challenging. It involves different people with different perspectives and personalities — not to mention a host of different emotions! — which all impact our interactions. Add in our hectic lifestyles, an overuse of technology, and a noisy world, and... View Article

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