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Effective Communication

This Is How You Mindfully Ace A Job Interview

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Close your eyes, relax, and see yourself entering the interview and responding to questions with confidence. Really feel it. Remember, if you can see it in your mind there's a greater likelihood of it actually happening so bring this mindset into the interview.

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 ...

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 Self-Sabotaging Behavior of Denial

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

The way to love ourselves and forgive ourselves is to love others, forgive others and be of service to others. The more we do this, the more we send the message to our subconscious mind that we are good, loving beings who deserve happiness and success, and the more the subconscious mind shifts its purpose.

More Glee: How to Avoid Communication Suicide

Cortney McDermott | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

We've all witnessed it: A monotone whisperer reading from slides. Even if the content was spot on, you'd never know because he lost you at hello.

Mindful Listening to Enhance Leadership Performance

Aldo Civico | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Aldo Civico

Mindful and empathic listening can be learned. To master these skills one can take advantage of every day interactions. As my experience with paramilitary commander Mauricio shows, focus, awareness and presence quite your mind when one is hostage of negative emotions.

The Road to (Leadership) Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Craig Dowden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

Taking the time to step back and assess our own behavior from the position of the people we are leading can help us to better appreciate how our management style is impacting those with whom we work.

Divorce Confidential: 5 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

3. Your attorney makes unilateral decisions without your input or approval: While your attorney is knowledgeable about the legalities of your case, your input and approval is necessary because the decisions will affect your life.

How to Heal Relationships: What's Love and Communication Got to Do With It? Part Two

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

When our relationships fail it is because we have made choices that are destructive and self-defeating. So caught up in our ego and our need to be right, we are blinded to the truth that love flourishes when we are compassionate, accepting, and forgiving. So what can we do about it?

How to Heal Relationships: What's Love and Communication Got to Do With It? Part One

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

This isn't tricky stuff. If we want to have a loving relationship, we need to be loving. If we want to be understood, we need to understand. If we want to be appreciated, we need to appreciate. If we want to be respected, we need to respect.

3 Ways Listening Can Make You a Better Leader

Jose Costa | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Jose Costa

About 25 percent of corporate leaders aren't making the most of their listening abilities, and according to author and business advisor Ram Charan, this lack of listening could be crashing careers, ruining relationships and derailing companies.

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.

Susan Cain: 7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

Susan Cain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Susan Cain

When people think you're trying to influence them, they put their guard up. But when they feel you're trying to help them, or to muse your way to the right answer, or to be honest about your own imperfections, they open up to you. They hear what you have to say.

Requests That Gain Respect

Erin Donley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Erin Donley

Have you ever been asked to do something nicely, yet the way the request was made kind of turned you off... or made you not want to comply? The skill...

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.

The Art of Mindful Communication

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

It's helpful to know that what we say to someone else, might not be what we would want said to us, and that how we talk to ourselves can be how we talk to others, which might not be as mindful as it can be.

Five Suggestions for Getting Along Better With Everybody

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Rich Gallagher's advice applies not only to customers but to everyone else you cross paths with. Rich's new book is The Customer Service Survival Kit, but I think it's misnamed. The Relationship Survival Kit is more like it, in my opinion.

Relationship Advice: Less Fighting, More Often

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In my work with couples, they may tell me that they had a big fight, and when I ask what they were fighting about, they often can't remember. The reason for this is that it's rarely the issue itself, but how they are dealing with the issue that creates the most problems.

Relationship Advice: 5 Choices To Help You Stay In Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all know that being in love is one of the very best feelings in the world. When we fall in love, we often believe that our in-love feelings are going to last forever.

6 Tough Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Say 'I Do'

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 10.04.2012 | Weddings
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

You may be one of those precocious and cautious couples that seek such training from a therapist or from a workshop right before or soon after your marriage. Or you may be the starry -eyed, idealist, lazy, avoidant procrastinator who waits until the s--t hits the fan before rushing to seek help.

Ask Questions

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Being a good listener brings many benefits: gathering useful information, making others feel like they matter to you, sustaining a sense of connection with people, and stepping out of your own familiar frame of reference.

Mastering the Awkward Conversation in 5 Easy Steps

Michael Parrish DuDell | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Michael Parrish DuDell

No matter what business you're in, there will come a day when you'll be forced to sit someone down for a good old fashioned confrontation

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 To Do When You Can't Talk It Out

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you know a healthy way of behaving when you are stuck and unable to communicate with someone? What do you usually do when you get stuck with someone and can't communicate?

Why So Many People Are Bad Communicators

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We tend to think of great communicators as great talkers. But as the bores and braggarts reveal, it's not the quantity of words that makes you a skilled communicator; it's the quality.