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Relationship Communication Skills

24-Hour “I” Language Challenge

September 29, 2014
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For the next 24-hours can you communicate with others by using “I” language? For example, an alternative to “You told me you would have the building proposal to me yesterday” is “I would like an update on the building proposal” or, if appropriate, “I would like an update on the building proposal due yesterday.” Instead […]

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7 Ways To Open Your Heart

November 24, 2013
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Have you ever met someone who you would describe as open-hearted ~ someone who walks, talks, listens, and breathes kindness and compassion?  How can you open your heart more fully?  Do you believe that your heart should be in service to your head? “The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.”  Charles H. […]

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Commitment Series: Head and Heart

May 31, 2013
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Have you ever been disappointed because someone broke a commitment to you? Have you ever broken a promise? How do you approach commitments? What do emotions have to do with commitments? Who Commits? In your personal life, a friend may want you to commit to a vacation or you may want to make a self-commitment […]

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Forgiveness Series: Why I Am Stuck & What Does Meditation Have To Do With It?

March 31, 2013
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I seek in my life and want to share powerful and practical ways to fulfill my tagline: Practical Skills, Tools, and Wisdom to Build your Best Life™.  My intention is to communicate in a universal, actionable, fun, memorable, thoughtful, and non-controversial way- a way, I hope, that will stand the test of time. It is important […]

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Forgiveness Series: Why Forgive?

December 28, 2012
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How do you want to spend your daily energy?  Do you have energy leaks that get in your way of having a healthier, joyful, and productive life?  Can you see that any level of anger, upset, or resentment is an energy leak? Why preoccupy yourself with yesterday’s grudges at the expense of today’s successes? Forgiveness Quotes from the […]

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Forgiveness Series: Quotes about Forgiveness

November 27, 2012
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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Louis B. Smedes (1921-2002) “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.” Confucius “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge […]

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“I” Language Series: Responsibility and Building Relationships

October 31, 2012
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How do you feel when someone says something like “you drive too fast”, “everyone drives too fast”, or “you are always so sensitive”?  Do you feel a sense of separation from that person? Would you like an effective way to respond? Responsibility Do you believe that you are powerless in your life or do you believe […]

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Forgiveness Series: Observing Where You Are Coming From

September 30, 2012
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Are you aware of the nature of your thoughts and beliefs?  Are you seeing through judging eyes or through eyes of understanding and kindness? Where Are You Coming From? “Life consists of what a person is thinking all day long.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Do you believe that you and others are truly doing their best? As shared […]

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Forgiveness Series: Categorizing and Judging

August 31, 2012
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What happens before you do or say something you regret? How could you make better choices? What is the precursor to forgiveness? Forgiveness The need to forgive begins when you create judgments such as making someone (yourself or others), or something, wrong or bad.  Judging has the energy of right, wrong, good, or bad. For […]

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“I Hear You” is the new “I Love You”

January 15, 2012
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Have you ever wanted someone to truly feel that you are listening to them?  Have you ever wanted to lovingly acknowledge what someone was saying even though you didn’t agree with it?  How to you acknowledge feedback from someone, especially if you don’t agree with it?   People want to be Genuinely Seen and Heard As shared in […]

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