10 Blocks To Listening Well

January 18, 2021
We want to be able to listen so others feel heard and understood.  Being a good listener is a skill we can practice and improve.  Here is a list of what not to do......
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As we start 2021, are you feeling the pressure to make resolutions to achieve in the year ahead?  Is that list of to-do’s leaving you uninspired and stressed? What if there was a simple way to help align your goals with your true values, that allowed you to pursue the...
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The Gift Of Gratitude

December 15, 2020
My grandmother was one of the most important people in my childhood and I loved her dearly.  A few weeks before she died, she was hospitalized, dipping in and out of consciousness.  Unfortunately, I was living overseas at the time and couldn’t get back to be with...
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Listening More Than We Talk

December 4, 2020
I was in the supermarket yesterday and I heard a very stressed mum exclaim to her young son: “I wish you would just do what I say!” My heart went out to her. I’m a mum and even though my children are now adults, I clearly remember those moments when I felt overwhelmed....
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The holiday season can be a stressful time as families gather together.  Emotions run high, expectations go into overload and not everyone brings their best self to the table.   Here are some suggestions that will help you enjoy your meal instead of biting your ton...
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We had such a heartfelt response to Lisa’s story regarding the shame she felt about her  anger that we decided to do a follow-up blog post.  Lisa used The No-Fault Zone® Game as I had suggested and she has agreed to share photos of her mat and her description of...
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An Anger Epiphany

November 16, 2020
Dear Sandra, It was over 25 years ago, so the details are a bit hazy.  What I vividly remember is a group of girls standing around me outside our high school classroom and a girl named Toni looking me right in the eyes and asking out loud: “Why are you always so angry...
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Your Anger Can Be A Gift

November 5, 2020
Have you ever tried to hold a beach ball under the water?  It’s impossible!  It keeps rising to the surface no matter how hard you try to hold it down. Anger is a lot like that.   Stifled or ignored anger festers and grows.   It pops out at any giv...
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We all know that feeling.  Someone has done something or something has happened that has angered you and the rage is real!  Your body tenses, your heart races, your temperature rises and a vicious tirade comes spilling out your mouth before you even realise it!...
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Have you ever had an experience where someone else blamed you for not meeting their needs?  Perhaps you didn’t even know that they had those needs or you didn’t believe it was your role to meet them (but they sure did!). I see this happen often in many different rel...
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