The Art of Communicating Our Anger

Healthier ways of handling our hurt   Inevitably at some point in our lives, someone WILL hurt us. It will happen and it will sting worse than any pain we’ve felt before. Though as tempted as we are to tuck-tail-and-run, consider this. When we run from something, we have given it roots. Those roots, are the very thing that will torment us and keep us Read More …

Compassion of Seeing Beyond the Surface

Using compassion to understand the inner-struggle each of us faces alone   Ask anyone you meet what the keys to understanding another person with compassion and the challenges they face are and you’ll most likely get a variety of answers. Go ahead try it, do these replies sound familiar?   Communication Listening Sympathy Empathy Compassion   Well, yes… All of those are good starts towards Read More …

Listening is the key to successful communicating

 Listening: A long-forgotten art form   Ask anyone what it takes for successful communication to take place and see what they say. Willing to wager that listening is NOT on that list? Surprisingly enough, most folks have no clue about what it takes to communicate effectively. Sure, a clear, concise message conveying your position and supporting statements to back up your stance are on that Read More …

5 Ways to Communicate with Intention

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca How to say what we mean without picking a fight We all have intentions. Face it- whether ill or good is of consequence one way or the other, but we all have them just the same. It’s ok to admit it, really. We Read More …

Communicating our Vulnerability

You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot. -Victoria Pratt Communicating openly Despite how we were raised, being vulnerable is not necessarily a bad thing. Our vulnerability and the uncertainty of life go hand in hand. It is that exposed weakness within us that opens us up to the richness of life as Read More …