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Communication

The Art of Pausing in Conversation: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships

Anthony Silard | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

The ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras said, "Silence is better than unmeaning words." Do you sometimes say things you later regret when you 'fill the gap' during a lull in the conversation with words that are long on syllables but short on meaning?

An Insider's Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

By necessity, caring adults need to become detectives, analyzing what is taking place before the behavior (whether crying, screaming, biting, kicking, or running from the classroom) and how the environment either reinforces the behavior or helps to change it.

Opposites Attract, But It May Not Last, Unless...

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

No matter how opposite you may be, chances are there's common ground. Your challenge is to find it, rather than making your partner wrong.

Why Our Children Need Us Now More Than Ever

Stephanie Bender | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Many believe that the current age of technology keeps us more connected. I disagree. Computers, cellphones, iPads, etc. serve a purpose, but it's not to keep us connected with each other. The disconnect amongst people is startling. Instead of interacting with a real, live human being, we read emails or texts. Or, perhaps we read a blog. We're far more attached to technology than people.

8 Steps to Teaching Teens How to Make Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Teen
Debra Fine

No matter how advanced technology becomes, landing a scholarship, job interview or fiancé will still require some form of verbal communication.

The Secret Path to Innovation

David Hassell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

By simply asking the right questions at the right cadence, you plant seeds of thought in the minds of your employees and create thought patterns that drive your business forward.

An Underdog Story in Global Development

Weh Yeoh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

For the past year, I have worked, mostly on a voluntary basis, with CABDICO, a local Cambodian non-profit organization working with people with disabilities.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

Reaching Out for Compassion

Tara Brach | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt that had tortured her. Marian's daughter Chri...

One Ohio School Superintendent's Effort to Extend His Reach to His Community Through Twitter

Joel Gagne | Posted 06.23.2014 | Education
Joel Gagne

The use of Twitter, purposefully planning to create a reason for students and parents follow both the district and superintendent, has now cultivated an active audience. Hilliard has created a base to share even more information

An Open Letter Regarding The Open Letter

Sarah Thomas | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Sarah Thomas

You see, this is actually a critique of the trend of the open letter, in all of its asinine inescapability. #Sorrynotsorry, dear reader -- it's the nature of the open letter to trick you into reading it.

How You Say It Is More Important Than What You Say

Christine Hassler | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

As your grow in your consciousness, your communication will change. As you become more aware of the love you are and that you can truly do nothing wrong, your delivery method will become less dramatic and more authentic. And as you become more aware of the love that we all are, the more loving all of your communication will be.

Our Inability to Communicate is Literally Making Us Sick: Strategies and Solutions from Doctor Neha

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

Do you find yourself steering clear of difficult conversations with your spouse, your children, your co-workers, your boss? We all have defense mechan...

The Antisocial-Media App

The New Yorker | Mark O’Connell | Posted 04.21.2014 | World

A few weeks ago, I was in a café across the street from my house, having just put in an order for the first cappuccino of the day, when a woman walke...

One Of The Most Important Lessons I've Learned With Age

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Even when you're talking to your BFF and she's telling you about a friend who is cheating on her husband; even when you're listening to your child and she's telling you about a friend who hurt her feelings; even when you're talking to your husband and he's telling you about what an asshole someone is at work; even then, there's another side to the story.

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

'Shouldn't You Be Over That by Now?' How to Respond to Judgment on Your Grieving Process

Megan Devine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Sometimes it just makes it easier on you, easier on your heart and mind, if you simply stop trying to explain. Refusing to explain or defend your grief doesn't mean you let other people go on and on about it, continually telling you how you should live.

3 Steps to Improve Text Communication

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Linda Lauren

you're upset that you're not receiving a text in return to the one you sent and you wind up sitting there for a long time wondering if the person you were texting with forgot you. They did.

Pop Quiz: Do You Know How to Talk So Your Partner Will Listen?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Our relationships are the most important thing in our lives. I want to talk about how to build a great relationship with your partner. But the points ...

Why Don't We Talk Anymore?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

"It's so funny how we don't talk anymore, It's so funny why we don't talk anymore." -- Cliff Richard, We Don't Talk Anymore Something has gone wrong....

Meet the Kochs

Peter Paskale | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

By changing the lenses through which the electorate views Americans for Prosperity, Democrats can successfully turn the Koch's own attack ads back against them.

Non-Reactive Listening

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jules and Sue came into marriage counseling clueless as to why there was so much pain and suffering in their relationship. After listening to each of ...

5 Ways To Start Planning Your Kids' Summer Vacation Now

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Your summer will be less stressful if you take the time to work out the details of the summer months well ahead of time. By collaborating effectively with your ex, both of you and your children can have a positive summertime experience.

Flirtation or Infidelity? What's Okay and What's Not

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Trust can be a difficult thing to build, because people already carry their own defenses and distrust from past hurts, rejections and deceptions. Yet, trust and communication are fundamental to establishing closeness, intimacy and real love.

The Communications Dilemma: Searching for a Cure

Eric J. Hall | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

In recognition of their contribution to patient care, today's professionally-trained hospital chaplains are being included more and more as important members of the medical team.