How to Fit Mindfulness Into a Busy Day

Mindfulness is not just a set of exercises.  It Is a way of approaching the world that leaves us feeling more accepting and less stressed.  It teaches us to accept things just as they are in the present moment. Mindfulness is a way of training the brain to respond differently

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Personal boundaries are so important. A boundary is a guideline around how you need others to behave or how you’ll accept people behaving towards you. It’s also how you respond when people are stepping over the limits of what you need. You’ve likely been in a situation where you’ve said

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Effective Communication

Do You Have a Receptive or a Reactive Communication Style?

When leaders and teams learn tools and discover ways to have open and authentic conversations, it creates an environment where people feel safe to say what they need to say.  As a Workplace Communication Expert, I’ve helped many leaders and their teams develop stress-free communication. The direct result of open

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Stress-Free Communication: It All Begins With You

It tends to be a very common human reaction to blame other people for interactions that are frustrating and conflictual. I’ll bet that if you’re really honest with yourself, you’d say that you’ve caught yourself pointing the finger at someone else – probably more than once. I consider myself to

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Active Listening

What to Do When Not Everyone on the Team Contributes to Discussions

Have you ever noticed that sometimes people never contribute to a discussion at work? Or perhaps they contribute very little, particularly in a group setting.  If this is a typical pattern that you’ve noted within your organization, your team may be having a communication problem. Some people are less comfortable

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How to Navigate a Difficult Conversation at Work

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