HEALTHY LIVING
03/07/2014 08:20 am ET Updated Mar 07, 2014

What It Means To Be A Good Listener

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

When you were a kid, were you ever told to put your "listening ears" on?

When someone we love is going through a challenge, sometimes the best way to lend our support is to say nothing and give them our listening ears instead. Being a good listener shows signs of compassion and caring for whatever it is someone is struggling with -- not to mention, it may even make you a happier person. Not sure what it really means to lend your listening ears? Take a look at the inspiration below.

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