Our Style of Communication Matters

How we communicate matters. Others sense our efforts to soften our words and open our hearts and they are often inspired to do the same. When we aren’t kind, they sense that too, and react in a similar fashion. Kindness doesn’t just affect those we deal...

Kindness Pays

How we communicate matters. Others sense our efforts to soften our words and open our hearts and they are often inspired to do the same. When we aren’t kind, they sense that too, and react in a similar fashion. Kindness doesn’t just affect those we deal...

Judgments Are Clues

It may be ironic, but the behavior we don’t like in others often reflects our own. It’s far easier to dislike in others, the behavior we don’t like in ourselves. It’s difficult to objectively see faults in ourselves because our egos are...

Nerves on Edge

Now that we’re six weeks or more into this pandemic, it’s normal to occasionally feel unnerved. Conflicting information about what is sensible and what might be lethal behavior keeps us on edge. Some are experiencing extreme hardship and others, extreme...

Love Is In the Air

Valentine’s Day is an occasion for lovers to celebrate their partners with cards expressing their feelings, flowers, chocolates and special meals. But it’s also a marvelous opportunity to celebrate love more broadly. We can make it a special day to connect...

Tenderness

Our words can have long lasting effects, not only on others’ feelings, but on the quality of our relationships with them. It takes only a minimal amount of effort to avoid careless speech. For such a small outlay of consideration, the effects it yields in the world...