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Communication: The Foundation of Strong Relationships

  “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said.” -Anonymous The strength and endurance training in any and all relationships starts and ends with the ca…

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5 Things Every Teen Wants Their Parent to Know

Have you ever thought of asking your teenager for advice? "What???" you might reply. "Why would I do that? What could she possibly know about life that I don't know better?" And here's the answe…

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Listening With a Curious Heart

“Being listened to, is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.” -David Oxberg When I walked into Starbucks today for a late afternoon cup of tea to accompany me on my…

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How Your Parenting Skills Help at Work

If you're a working mom, it's time to recognize that what you do at home while parenting your kids is valuable outside your home as well within your home. And if you're a stay at home mom, it's time t…

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Are You Learning to Listen?

There are no accidents, despite what you believe. There is only cause and effect, and when the cause is far away in time, the effect returns after you have forgotten it. But be sure that everything …

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Listening Inside

"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself." Howard Thurman Perhaps the most challenging listening that we attempt in this life is lear…

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Generative Listening

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force....When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand." Karl Menninger and I have been talking a lot about listening la…

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Shelter

"I felt it shelter to speak to you." Emily Dickenson I am not sure if there is a more challenging aspect in relationships than communication. It is the currency of all relationships, personal and …

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