Category: Communications

Give Up The Need To Be Right

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“Do you want to be right or happy?” – Dr. Phil Introduction  Some people seem to have the need to be right or at least convince others that their views are ‘right’ and the other person’s are wrong. If you

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It’s Okay, Dad Always Picks Up The Tab

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Robin hears a knock at the door. “Who’s knocking at the door. I’m not expecting anyone. I’m not ready for company. I’m not dressed. Look at my hair. Maybe, it’s just a salesman,” she said as she walked to the

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How Do I Rewrite My Life?

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Identify Your Thoughts and Emotions In order to make changes you must first become aware of your automatic thoughts and the associated emotions. Some changes are easy to make just by changing your automatic thoughts. Others are more difficult because

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Does The Script of Your Me-Movie Need Rewriting?

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What’s a Me-Movie? We all know that movies are a sequential series of images and sounds that engage the viewers imagination to tell a story or create a perceived experience. Every life is a story. Let’s turn our attention to

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How To Regulate Your Emotions So They Don’t Regulate You

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  Introduction Emotional self-regulation or emotion regulation is the ability to respond to emotionally intense situations in a manner that is socially acceptable, yet, still remain flexible enough to be spontaneous in your reactions and maintain the ability to delay

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How To Speak Up With Intention

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Introduction Have any of you ever, for one reason or another, been afraid to speak up and say what is on your mind, to give someone your opinion or thoughts about a certain subject? Are you afraid of the consequences

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How To Set Your Intentions For Good

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  Prologue In addressing the subject of intentions, I have found it to be rather nebulous and imprecise, but there are several important aspects of it that I feel need to be addressed in regards to communication.   What is

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Who Do Your Words Say You Are?

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Robin Back On Assignment Remember Robin from Part 1 and Part 2? She was given the assignment to evaluate an individual’s communication. In Part 2 she was People Watching at the Ferry Building Marketplace where she observed a couple having

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What Is Your Body Language Saying?

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Elements of Communications In the scientific paper “Body Language Classification and Communicative Context” by Jianxue Yin,  the elements of communication are grouped for better understanding of how they work together and separately. They are divided into three groups, Verbal, Posture

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What Are Your Vocal Elements Saying About Your Words?

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Rate Your Distraction Level   We’re surrounded by distractions, especially our phones.  Are you paying attention to the conversations you are having or are you distracted by your phone and social media? What are your vocal elements telling others? In

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