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Listening to Others

Everyone Has a Story...

Linda Robertson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

When our four kids were growing up, I often reminded them that everyone has a story. I would tell them that no matter how grumpy, annoying or unkempt someone may be, there is always a story behind it. I reminded them to give people the benefit of the doubt.

Understanding Others: Part IV

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Perception is reality to the average human. That is deeper than it sounds. It means that every single person has their own version of "reality" or what they would call the "truth" based on their perceptions.

Understanding Others: Part III

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Consciously listen with a spirit of seeking to understand and notice the changes in the effectiveness of your communication.

Understanding Others: Part II

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

We can't possibly know what is going on inside someone else's head and thoughts -- even though we know someone really well. It's always better to check. And the best way to check is by asking questions.

Listening Is an Act of Love, a Melting Heart

Locke Rush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Locke Rush

Generally, people love to talk, to impress and to impose their point of view on another. To listen more than a few minutes is difficult.