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Communication Skills

Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain

Dan Roitman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Dan Roitman

From the moment sound waves enter your ear and become neural impulses, your brain executes this rapid-fire series of events that few of us are ever aware of, but without which we'd be unable to communicate.

Why We'd Rather Talk Than Listen

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In essence, listening is a sensory function, and when our brain's and mind's circuit are at sensory overload, we haven't got room for anything else coming in.

Attractive and Effective Listening Using 7 Parts of the Body

Michael Rooni | Posted 10.13.2013 | Weddings
Michael Rooni

Learning to have an attractive communication is one of the easiest, fastest, yet most powerful ways of improving your relationships with others. Attractive listening is one important element of attractive communication.

Listen Up, Dad: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Your dad may feel that you are "in on the joke," and indeed this may have been par for the course in the past. However, it's now your job to make it abundantly clear times have changed and you will no longer tolerate being publicly humiliated. You have a responsibility to advocate for yourself.

Try Enlightenment Instead of Perfection

Anat Baniel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

When our child has special needs, the sense of urgency is tremendous. This irrational drive for perfection is exaggerated, which creates added tension. And this tension can actually create more problems.

The 3 Things Sabotaging Your Relationship

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Coping With Stress: Hers and His

Anat Baniel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

When a man has a special needs child, there's a huge amount of suffering because the greatest pain and suffering for a man is the feeling of powerlessness -- that he can't solve a problem.

Effective Communication Tips: Transforming Your Remote Workforce Into a Collaborative Unit

Syed Balkhi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Effective communication helps build trust and creates an environment where creative ideas and problem-solving are welcomed and encouraged. When there is no open communication, miscommunication or misunderstanding is often the result, causing conflict and frustration among team members.

Are You Just Venting and He Feels Criticized? How You Can Turn This Around

Anat Baniel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

To men, your complaining or venting sounds like criticism. There is a way that you can communicate with him without sounding critical: Convert your complaints into very specific, direct requests.

Is Your Partner Disappointing You? 4 Steps to Getting What You Need and Want

Anat Baniel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

One of the biggest challenges for a woman in any relationship, particularly when she has a child with special needs, is the expectation that your partner is going to automatically do what you think he should be doing.

Is Your Child Acting Out? The 4 'R's' That May Be Causing It

Anat Baniel | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

When your child starts acting out more intensely than before, have you ever noticed that your own stress levels prior to that moment were rising, too?

Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.24.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

For reasons that will become increasingly clear, the public must develop a better understanding of mediation, as it is meant to be practiced.

Is Your Typical Answer to This Question Limiting Your Career?

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Alejandra Ruani

It's happened to every woman I know in the workplace. You're in the coffee queue, waiting for the elevator or on your way to a meeting when you're asked a simple question that you often dread.

Turning a 'No, Thank You' Into a 'Yes, Please'

Marcia Wieder | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Marcia Wieder

We've all heard it before: You approach a potential client or customer with your best pitch for your incredible services/products and you get a resoun...

Is Stress Hurting Your Relationship? What Can You Do About It?

Anat Baniel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

While raising a child with special needs, when it comes to keeping your relationship together and being in love, one of the most important insights is to recognize how stressful it is and how the stress can erode the best of relationships.

Fight Fairly: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

I believe in fighting about the present, not the past. If something happened 10 years ago, there's little that can be done about it now. Consistently dredging up bad memories creates a cycle of blame and regret that isn't helpful to any marriage.

Communicate In Color

Malcolm Levene | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

Great communicators are fully conscious of their words, physical gestures, appearance and grooming. That's because they do not wish anything to act as a distraction from their communication style.

How to Ask For What You Want

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

I had just moved into my dream location in Brooklyn and after six years of living alone, I was sharing space with a roommate. If I was going to be more at peace with my living situation, I was going to have to ask for what I wanted. In this case, getting the dishes done within 24 hours.

It's Not Your Fault, Really!

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

To forgive ourselves is no easy task. We have to rediscover our innocence. If we have the opportunity, as children, to have parents who can say that they are sorry for things, then we learn to forgive them and forgive ourselves.

How to Practice Asteya: Non-Stealing of Others' Time

Alexandra Franzen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Franzen

On a surface level, practicing Asteya can mean literally not stealing money out of someone's pocket. It can also mean not hoarding materials you don't need, mindlessly consuming natural resources, coveting other people's possessions, or appropriating other people's ideas.

Why Trying to 'Fix' Your Child Is Not a Good Idea

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

We always want the best for our children. And part of my philosophy in life is to recognize that all we can do for our children is to provide the conditions and context for them to grow and face the challenges that they came into this world with.

Beating the Odds of Divorce When Your Child Has Special Needs

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

It's often said that parents of children with special needs divorce at a higher rate than the general population. So, I asked John Gray: What do you think are the causes and what suggestions can you give to these parents?

7 Steps To Having That Tough Conversation

Lauren Zander | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I know it can be scary to confront and follow through on difficult conversations but there is freedom on the other side of them. Here are steps to having a tough conversation with someone.

How to Win in the Blame Game

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

It's so easy to take things personally. Instead, the next time you notice yourself feeling defensive or like you're a failure or that you're not good enough, practice using a buffer phrase.

Time Outs Are Not Just for Children

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

Normally, when thinking about communication, we think about verbal communication or some kind of physical communication. However, sometimes the best communication skill is to know when to take a time out.