Category: Communicating

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Let’s Stop Oversensitivity

Enough with oversensitivity. I recently read an article about what not to say to a pregnant or new mom. The quick recap of the list is below. First, let’s discuss oversensitivity for a minute. (1) Oversensitivity is a way of asserting control over the behavior of those around you. An overly sensitive person will not see…
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The Nose Picker

Six of us were in a room waiting for a meeting to start and one of the women in the room chimes in,  “You’re never going to believe this… I was at a light and just looked over to my right and there was my mother-in-law picking her nose- I mean really digging in! So funny,…
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Pee Gate

We went to a one year old birthday party in our friend’s home. Our two year old had an accident on the carpet- we cleaned it up. We get a bill for professional carpet cleaning for the entire room after the party. As a host, would you charge for the cleaning? As a guest, would…
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Family: Enjoy Them- Even If You Don’t Like Them!

Family creates the foundation for who we are. We can never fully deny them because they make us who we are- whether through birth or love. So, what’s the best way to handle family we may not actually want to be around? Family is Foundation. Each of us is built by our family- genetic and…
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Raising Children- Basics We Can’t Do Without

Help! What did I get myself into? We are flooded with what we need to do as parents for our children: give them activities, have a sense of humor, feed them well, make sure they sleep enough and have great friends, etc.   All true. But what are the basics that we truly can’t do without?…
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TED: Ideas and Friendship

TED – Ideas Worth Spreading: innovative creations, thought provoking concepts, mind expanding ideas.  And then there is this:  “How Our Friendship Survives Our Opposing Politics”. The talk itself is great.  The question I have is how did we get here? When did we become so insular and close-minded that we need a TED Talk devoted…
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To Critique or Not To Critique

What happens when we disagree and want to critique? Do we do it?  The truth we all know is the most people don’t take criticism well- they get defensive.  So I ask… why do we do it?  If someone will get defensive, they won’t hear what we have to say.  So, how can we deliver…
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