“Few realize how loud their expressions really are. Be kind with what you wordlessly say.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes The Silent Treatment Franklin was a special kind of guy. He did have a good heart until he didn’t. If he got into one of his moods, watch out, the silence was deafening. I can… Read More »Dealing With The Silent Temper Tantrum
“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 is wrong. If you enter into a discussion with them it quickly turns to a debate or an argument.… Read More »Do You Need To Be Right
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 the perceived experiences of our lives that I will call your ME-MOVIE. According to the… Read More »Does The Script of Your Life Need Rewriting?
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 spontaneous reactions when needed. As adults, we must all learn to regulate our emotions, especially… Read More »How To Regulate Your Emotions So They Don’t Regulate You
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 of speaking up? In this post, I will explain ways to speak up even if… Read More »How To Speak Up With Intention
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 an intention? An intention is an idea that you plan (or intend) to carry out.… Read More »How To Set Your Intentions For Good
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 – nonverbal and body language, and Social. In my last post, we looked at verbal… Read More »What Is Your Body Language Saying?
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 communications, personal or otherwise, consider your voice. Your vocal elements can help you be engaging… Read More »What Is Your Voice Saying About You?
Jerry Just Wanted Things His Way Jerry discovered that Debbie, the step-mother of his girlfriend Connie, was a Life Coach. He and Connie had been having problems lately. He wanted to take their relationship to the next level – move in together. Connie wasn’t so sure. They had been seeing each other for about six… Read More »Are Your Conversations A Win-Win?
Men engage the world in a hierarchical social order, “one-upmanship”, whereas, women approach the world as one in a network of connections for intimacy. Photo by Daniel Mingook Kim on Unsplash Mark stood at the kitchen counter making his lunch before leaving for work when Diane started talking about her job, again (How Empathy Comes… Read More »Why Doesn’t ‘HE’ Get It