Almost everyone thinks that they communicate effectively. However, the foundational skills for effective communication are much more complex than simply being able to understand others and express yourself clearly. Being able to listen and communicate our ideas in a way that will engage others and encourage them to open up
Earlier this week, I politely told an elderly woman to mind her own business. It felt awkward and yucky, but I felt it needed to be said. The woman was observing a snippet of my life, while my 8 year old son who has disabilities was having a very difficult
There came a point in my life when I realized that I needed to learn how to become a better listener. I was raised in a noisy, chatty, opinionated family. It is not terribly surprising that I grew into someone who tends to be noisy, chatty and opinionated. Probably every
Now that the holidays are over, many people find themselves feeling like they need a vacation. Changes in sleep patterns, eating habits and typical routines leave us feeling out of sorts. Add to that the pressure of shopping, cooking/baking elaborate meals and attending and/or hosting constant parties…! Many of
Yesterday, we said goodbye to our little cabin in the woods at Arrowhead Provincial Park. Winter camping with my sister’s family has become a post-Christmas tradition for us. It gives us all a chance to unwind and connect. It also allows us to build positive family memories to counter some
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