Active Listening

Listening…we all do it, right?  We do so much of it that you would think we would be great at it! However some statistics state we only remember 25-50% of what we hear. Think about that: for every ten minute conversation you have, the receiver only listens half...

Communication 101 Cont.

Last post, we learned there are six components to interpersonal communication. Today we will talk about communicators, the message, and noise. It is important to remember that communication is interdependent; communication is never one-way. Interpersonal communication...

Interpersonal Communication 101

We all know that communication is speaking to one another, in some form. It is important to note that much of our communication is non-verbal. What we don’t say and our gestures, tone, and facial expressions convey huge amounts of information. We will be looking...

Inner Critic Tamed

This will be our last post talking about the inner-critical voice. We will look at a few more ways to tame our inner critic and interrupt the negative and false dialogue it creates. Remember: the inner critic is a liar! We have discussed recognizing the voice, asking...

Recognizing the Inner Critic

Last week we began looking at the critical inner voice. Most of us have one, at least occasionally. For some, however, the inner critic can become a continuous commentary that interprets comments and experiences in a destructive way. As we learned, the inner critic is...

The Inner Critic

As noted last week, we will be focusing on developing skilled communication over the next few weeks. It is vital to good relationships to communicate with clarity, compassion, and understanding. Once learned and utilized, communication skills can improve one’s...

Conversations About Charity

Good Morning! We are in our first week of the new year, and I hope things are looking hopeful. We talked about using the new year as a time of contemplation and finding clarity rather than simply making resolutions. Having goals is important and can be a good...