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Interpersonal Communication

You Can No Longer Hide Your Lyin' Eyes

Russ Warner | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Russ Warner

So why do we lie? Sometimes, it's done to embellish the story about the fish that got away. Sometimes it's intended to shelter someone who would be hurt by the truth (i.e., "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.")

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 3

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Now we will focus on finding the rest of the words you'll need to complete an apology. And, because neither you nor your partner is in it alone, we return to the importance of forgiveness in promoting trust, intimacy, and romance.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 2

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"Be My Valentine" can mean asking for love in a relationship, for partnership in life's adventures. It means enjoy my successes, support me when life gets hard, and I will do the same for you. And it means talk to me -- about frivolous nothings, random anythings, and essential everythings.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 1

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Apologizing is no easy task. We may not know how to do it (or how to do it well). We may not think that we need to do it. Or, we may fear that the outcome of our apology -- the forgiveness that we seek, the closeness for which we yearn -- won't be realized.

Helping People Doesn't Mean Pleasing Them

Erin Donley | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Erin Donley

In my communication trainings, I often ask "if you could find out how others perceive your words, would you want to know what they think?" In most cases, they say yes. But what if you learned that your attempt to uplift, inspire or keep the peace wasn't actually helpful or appreciated?

Hope and Engagement, Not Control and Coercion, in Psychiatric Care

Mona Shattell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

We as a society, and for those of us who are mental health care practitioners in particular, need to examine inpatient psychiatric and forensic nursing care and create safe(r) environments.

Want to Be More Memorable? Create Your Own Personal Connection Story

John Corcoran | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

If you were at a cocktail party and you had just met Amanda Marko, the conversation might go something like this. At Christmastime last year, Amand...

No More Phones in Meetings?

Erin Donley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

This is a controversial topic because some companies allow everyone to email, text, or leave for a call during a meeting. There are no rules of discernment in place. I believe the problem starts there.

Renewing Vows with Your Work

Erin Donley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

Do you remember the moment when your dream career or your chosen future asked for your hand in marriage? Did it kneel down gently and profess its love? Did it grab the back of your neck and say, "Stop screwing around, we need to do this now!"

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.

Paula Deen and The Food Network: Why Jumping to Conclusions Won't Work

Tom Lowery | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The Food Network jumped into very muddy water when it dumped Paula Dean too quickly. There's nothing worse than being condemned before we get the facts. And more so when we condemn others for past mistakes, especially when they've not been repeated.

Questions Make Good Connections

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The people I admire are the ones who know how to ask me a good question. They know how to carry on a conversation by doing nothing more than asking something about, well, me. If you'd like to be a better questioner as a way of being a better connector, consider the following.

In Defense of Face Time

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 10.09.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

Each semester on my syllabus I let students know that some questions or concerns can't be resolved via email. And yet I have noticed that my office visiting hours, and those of my colleagues, go mostly unfilled except for right before or after a major assignment.

Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Darina Kagan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Darina Kagan

America: the land of slogans, phrases, "You know what they say"s, and jingles, where a person can spew off a verse to a jingle and immediately associa...

One Thing to Know If You Want to Improve Your Communication Skills

Donna Flagg | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Flagg

If you think about it, at its core, communication is an exercise in understanding one another better. That's all. This is positive, not negative, despite the industry's tendency to want to turn "difficult conversations," into big, bad, dreaded events. But they don't have to be.

What Not To Say When Your Loved One Is Upset

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Your partner needs your love -- but your love is an active verb. Showing you care involves making time for listening, being there to hear, respecting the right to feel bad at times.

Men In Love With B*****s Ain't Men 'tall!!

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Cavallucci

The idea that men love mean girls has led to a generation of divorce-fated, confused people who actually buy the bunk that stipulates we should treat each other poorly to get what we want from a relationship.