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Communication Tips

THIS Is How to Transform Your Relationship With Your Daughter

David Kanegis | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

There's no time like the present to begin transforming your relationship with your daughter. Communication is the key and we're laying the foundation today for a more fulfilling tomorrow. It's easy to accomplish and a great way to kick off the summer.

Just Communication

Ron Nikkel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. (attributed o Lao Tz...

What to Ask Before You Speak

Erin Donley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Donley

If we can break free from obligation and expectation, imagine the freedom we could feel. Relationships can improve as long as we continue to speak our truth, not just to be heard, but to strengthen our connections and remember how much our words matter.

Put More BITE Into Your Communications

Liz Wainger | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Liz Wainger

Getting your message across has never been harder than in today's hectic, overstimulated world. We are all drowning in communication from advertisers...

The Simple Phrase I Had To Banish From My Vocabulary

Ani Vrabel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Ani Vrabel

This isn't about not holding myself accountable for my actions; it's about no longer reflexively blurting out an apology I don't really owe. It's about changing my default setting from unnecessary guilt.

The Psychology of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

In fact, the psychology of attraction is based on one simple rule. We are attracted to people who turn us on. I don't just mean physically, I mean emotionally turn us on.

Communication Lessons From Pope Francis

Jana Schilder | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Jana Schilder

The ways in which Pope Francis has made the Church change are very simple and effective. Best of all, they're entirely replicable by CEOs wanting to effect change in their organizations. CEOs can modify and implement themselves.

Why Divorcing a Family Member Might Be an Act of Unconditional Love

Tamara Star | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

If you want to change the world, if you want to love unconditionally and have compassion for others, that seed must be planted inside of yourself first.

Tips for overcoming workplace misunderstandings

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

One of the workplace challenges that managers face is effectively communicating with employees. Because of varied backgrounds, experiences and percept...

You Can Be Right or You Can Be in a Relationship: Lessons to Learn From the Government Shutdown

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 12.03.2013 | Weddings
Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin

Couples that compromise often feel resentful and their marriage does not improve despite "resolving" the issue. True change occurs when the relationship is strengthened to the point where both sides want to budge because they see the inherent worth in the other and their viewpoint.

3 Tips to Master Difficult Conversations

Terri Cole | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Speaking truthfully and authentically is your mandate if you are going to be a healthy person. However, it's difficult for most people to be comfortable with "confrontation."

We Are Using the Same Words, But Are We Speaking the Same Language?

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The problem is not so much that we are hearing different things in the same words, but the fact that we believe that we are meaning the same thing. This misunderstanding causes many of the problems that we run into in our relationships and indeed every form of human interaction.

When Did 'Sure' Become a Bad Word?

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

Recently, I texted the simple affirmation "sure" as a rushed response to an invitation or suggested social event someone had extended to me. Thinking my response was a clear and appropriate one, I was surprised, confused and yes a bit annoyed by the onslaught of negative comments that followed.

Bill Clinton Has A Superpower, And Mastering It Can Make You Successful Beyond Belief

Posted 08.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Bill Clinton knows how to win friends and influence people. The former president is a master of reinvention -- does anyone even remember that mini-sca...

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.

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?

Pick Up the Phone!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

If you want to make sure that what you are saying is communicated correctly, pick up the phone. And in today's dating world, if you want to make someone feel special, try speaking to them instead of sending them a text.

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 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.

12 Things You Should Never Say To Your Ex-Husband

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 08.06.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

No. 7: "I don't get you." Right. That's why you're not together anymore. No need to drive that home any longer.

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.

5 Ways To Communicate Better

Rob White | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Communication is the ultimate human connection. If you follow the "silverback tips" that I learned, you'll maximize your chances of successfully establishing rapport with others.