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Listen Well - It's an Active Exercise!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of t...

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

J is for Judgment

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Judgment is "the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions." My first startup taught me a lot of lessons in the world of...

8 Unique Reasons You'll Be Happy You Had Children

Tara Campbell | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

Sometimes I think my experience is unique and other times I realize it's not. There are many moments that make you scratch your head, like when interesting artifacts show up on your mantel, unexplained pictures show up on your camera, or a homemade pie shows up when you haven't even made it to the kitchen yet.

Does Your Relationship Have IDD? -- Part 2

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

IDD (Intimacy Deficiency Disorder) is an insidious relationship-threatening condition that if unaddressed can undermine and severely damage even the m...

The Street Where He Lived

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Now here is where the story gets a bit woo-woo, though that doesn't frighten me in the least because the spirit who lived on this particular street (o...

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.

Why We'd Rather Talk Than Listen

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In essence, listening is a sensory function, and when our brain's and mind's circuit are at sensory overload, we haven't got room for anything else coming in.

Soft Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The cost benefit analysis of the purchase and redefinition of the coastal lands compares advantageously with the financial requirements of just a single storm, not to mention more to come as a practical and economical allocation of taxpayer funding.

Hard Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The fate of coastal wetlands is another blatant example of hard over soft. Once massive buffers against storm incursion, wetlands served human needs additionally through complementary cultivation of hay for fodder for saltwater farms.

Is Anybody Listening?

Jan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Jan Phillips

If you're not satisfied with how well people have been listening to you lately, ask yourself these questions and see how you evaluate your storytelling skills.

Catalyzing Ocean Finance

Peter Neill | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, two organizations combined their talents and experience to address ocean solutions on the scale required to make a difference. As we always tend to measure value in dollars, they predicated their recommendations on the following analysis:

Shut Up for One Tiny Second

Mark Morford | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

She didn't really know a thing about vipassana (or any form of meditation, for that matter), except the little I'd told her. She had no spiritual practice or exposure of any kind, no idea what she was in for. But it felt right, she said, something she had to do.

Awakened Hearing

Maggie Lyon | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

We have, as a culture, grown increasingly deaf to our inner selves. With frenzied minds, surface attachments, and noise levels on the rise, we are moving ever farther from tuning in to the temples of our bodies.

What If Deep Listening Could Stop Climate Change -- Would You Sit Down and Do It?

Megan McFeely | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

When I do it right I experience listening as prayer. Listening brings me into the moment, into the stillness, for if I am really listening, I am not thinking.

LISTEN: Seattle Hip-Hop Star's New Pro-Gay Song

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices

LISTEN: With this morning's release of "Same Love," Seattle-based hip-hop artist Macklemore is once again using his influence as a positive force...

The Importance Of Mindful Listening

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

To be mindful of speech means to notice your intention before you speak and to listen with full attention. There are certainly times when I've said things I regret.

Gloria Estefan's 'Hotel Nacional'

Posted 02.11.2012 | Home

Gloria Estefan's video release for "Hotel Nacional" is part "Rocky Horror Picture Show," part French cabaret, part rave and part Cuban dance hall. The...

What Was That?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

The next time someone looks at you and says, "You're not listening," apologize. Just reply, "I am sorry. I will try to better in the future." How do to better? Start looking like you care.

How I Know That Listening Is an Act of Love

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

I wrote a newspaper column for 15 years. My most popular column was entitled "Four words that could change the world." Those four words? Tell me your story.

Listening to the Spaces Between the Words

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

In our rush to communicate we often hear the words, but not the heart of what is being said. In fact real listening happens in the spaces beneath the words.

The Balanced Life -- Stop Talking and Listen

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of my resolutions is stop talking. Silence can be more powerful than anything you want to say. Sometimes, words can only diminish what you want to convey.

Britney Spears' "3": New Song Is About Threesomes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Britney Spears' new single "3" premiered on a New York radio station today. The song is about threesomes. The New York Daily News: News flash...

A Psychiatrist, Executive Coach And FBI Hostage Negotiation Trainer Provides The Secret To Getting Through To Anyone

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Have you noticed that the pace of our society seems to get faster all the time? People report having less in-depth, meaningful conversations, yet have more breadth of connection.