22 Dec 2015

No need to dread family gatherings this holiday

There’s nothing worse than dreading the holidays just because it means having to spend time with family members that you’d rather avoid. When we’re fearful of the pressing questions from a persistent aunt, the emotional outbursts of a stressed-out cousin, the unsolicited advice of a well-meaning uncle or the familiar complaints of a down-and-out brother-in-law,...
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15 Mar 2015

Is Self-expression Killing your Relationships?

I was sharing¬†with someone recently what I do as a Communication Coach and his response was rather telling: “Oh that’s not something I struggle with,” he declared, “I have no trouble telling people exactly what I think!” All too often, this is what we reduce effective communication to: telling people what we think. Did I...
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