Communication Skills

Making Peace with Your Past

Making peace with your past

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner For the past several months I have been dealing with the imminent death of my father. This…

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Leaders Don’t Ignore Their Instincts

Coaching requires insight, thoughtfulness, analysis and sharing. It also requires a keen and astute ability to detach truthfulness from mendaciousness and to extract facts from communications. These same traits are required for good leadership: lead by example, share experiences, show enthusiasm for learning and (usually) don’t take what you see at face value. All of…

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Every Day Life

Mindfulness is the process by which you become attuned and aware of your environment in each present moment. Practicing mindfulness allows you to consciously explore and acknowledge your surroundings, notice details, delve into sensations, and allow yourself a full sensory experience. Learning to be mindful is a process. Start small by recognizing little details and…

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Getting to Know You – Part 1

Throughout our lives one thing should never change: our quest to understand ourselves and others more clearly. When we learn about ourselves, the benefits are nearly endless: a sense of self, knowledge of our beliefs, understanding of our motivations, learning how and why others react to us in different ways, and – from the point…

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It’s Never Too Late

I promise, it wasn’t New Year’s Eve but the New York Times that prompted me to write this post. I’m not about to advocate change because New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and about to pounce on us with entreaties to make resolutions, change our lives and lose weight. No, it was an…

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All You Need Is Love (For Yourself)

Can you remember the feeling of new love? There’s absolutely nothing like the wonder and feelings of fresh new love: the world is bright, energy is buzzing and boundless, productivity abounds, your heart is bursting, all is right with the world. You look to the future with open eyes and expectations. Your emotions are edgy…

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