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Moments That Matter

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

Fears were faced and quelled. In the end, quieted by her childhood blanket discretely hidden beneath the couch throw. My sweet ten-year-old Isabella, ...

Start a Conversation With Your Child #TalkToMe

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Amanda W. Rose

This interview was the most meaningful interview I have ever done. I encourage you to make your own #talktome conversation with your children. As we spark connections with those we love we can spread more love through the world.

10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Education at Home

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do children learn? Certainly, it's our job as parents to send our kids to schools, be their advocates in getting a fine education, ascertaining special services as needed, and taking the time to learn how the curriculum is organized. But what about our role at home?

The 5 Steps To An Effective Sales Conversation

Elliot Begoun | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

White, silver and black. Those are the three most common car colors according to my Google findings. With that information in hand, my son and I assem...

Tired of Small Talk? Try Medium Talk.

Science of Us | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

When the connection between you and the other person is tenuous, as it was between myself and this woman, both parties know there's a pretty good chance this will be the only conversation the two will ever have with one another. You will meet, talk briefly about your jobs or the weather, part ways, and then, in the long run, live the rest of your lives and die without ever speaking again.

Ride Along With a Teenager

Claire Wapole | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Claire Wapole

The following is an actual conversation I had this morning while driving my fifteen year old son to school. This is a prime example of what life is l...

Juicy January Hints for Listening to Kids & Having Them Listen to You

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's a new year and time for building new relationships with kids. How do we listen to them and get to know them better, so we're really there for the...

Here's Why Apologizing By Text Is Different From Saying Sorry In Person

Glamour | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

We spend an average of three hours each day fixated on our phones. And all that quality time with those tiny screens, MIT social scientist Sherry Turk...

How To Be Heard When You Aren't The Loudest Voice In The Room

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com We’ve all been there: the staff meeting that seems to go on forever with co-workers arguing the finer po...

The November Issue of Ebony Magazine: We Can't Ignore This Conversation About The Cosby Show

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Shanita Hubbard

As tempting as it is to be upset with the story, perhaps we should explore the feelings and address the questions they are triggering. Ebony magazine didn't manufacture the rape allegations. They are real. The damage is real. The pain is real and the legacy is already tainted.

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

Neuro-tip: Deep Connection at Work

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

While this intuitively makes sense for how we grow our business networks, it's counterintuitive to what human beings need to be doing to ensure deep connectivity in relationships.

2 Tricks For Having Better, More Interesting Conversations

Quora | Posted 09.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or politics, or sports: they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

How Radically To Uproot The Root Of Our Political Misery

Living Room Conversations | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

We here at LivingRoomConversations.org consider ourselves "radicals." Radical doesn't mean vandal or hooligan. It means, literally and operationally, "from the root."

Get a Fresh Start: Your Relationship Repair Kit

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Your relationship is damaged, and you wonder how to repair and restore it -- how to start over, make up, rebuild trust, and work through issues rather than move away from them.

Nepal: Humanitarian Aid In Action -- Conversations With Key Personnel at Direct Relief Headquarters, April 29, 2015

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.

Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

8 Things You Should Never Hide From Your Doctor

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Next time you're on the exam table, spend that precious appointment opening up to your doctor -- even about the slightly embarrassing, silly, and seemingly minor things.

5 Big Conversations You Should Have Before Saying 'I Do'

The Knot | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

You already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are "supposed" to talk about before making it official.

Changing Confrontations to Conversations

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

People who embrace confrontation have J.R. Ewing in the old Dallas TV show as their poster child. They are not happy unless the organization is in turmoil.

9 Characteristics of a Good Mentoring Relationship

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I have awesome mentors that inspire me and hold me accountable and I also happen to have awesome mentees who are enthusiastic about learning and are like my extended family.

'50 Shades of Grey' and Sexual Exploration

Mike Domitrz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Mike Domitrz

The film Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. Sexual images are everywhere, and often the most awkward conversations involve parents talking to their children about sexual exploration and personal safety.

What Really Happens When Two or More Agree?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.