Phrases for Active Listening

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 […]

The Rare Ones Ask Questions

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 […]

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.