One of the most common barriers to effective communication is when we allow our thoughts to shift to the substance of what we want to say in response to someone while they are still talking. I see this all the time in mediation, with my children, and in my own interactions. The interruptions are most often verbal but can be […]
Most people talk. Few people listen. The rare ones ask questions. Why are questions so important? What purpose do they really serve. Questions seem to play three simple yet powerful roles in our conversations or relationships. They… 1) Show that you are listening and maybe that you care (Huge in the trust building phase of a relationship […]
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
G. K. Chesterton, Neil Gaiman Coraline
(New York: HarperCollins, 204)
We’ve all faced a setback or two…probably just today alone. We’ve all failed.
There’s some great stuff here on how we view these moments and move forward. I may watch this over and over again.
We don’t have to attend every argument that we are invited to, but it is nice for us to actually attend conversations that we are a part of. Devices, noise, business all wear on our ability to be present with people who are often sitting right across from us. Here’s a list of 10 Tips […]