communication

Boundaries Elevate Relationships and Enhance Quality of Life: How To Get Yours in Order

Over at Women 2.0, my latest piece on boundaries: When deciding who and what get your attention, you need hard stances on what you value most, what you’ll prioritize above all else, and what you’ll get to if time and availability allow. Stipulating what behaviors you’ll tolerate from yourself and others; that’s a prerequisite for …

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“Honesty” is the Superpower Hiding in Plain Sight

Over at ENSPIRE Magazine, my latest article: When your conduct is an independent variable, not a function of the whims of the moment, people can depend on you. There are fewer concerns about hidden agendas and fair-weather friendship; others can turn to you and share experiences they are not comfortable sharing with others.   That’s …

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Old Lessons are Allies for New Experiences

Now that we’re past the “New Year” euphoria that hits every time we flip the calendar, some tried-and-true lessons for making the most of the rest of the year…

Smart Gift Givers Earn More Cash and Enjoy Better Relationships: Here’s How You Can Become One (without spending a penny)

My latest piece, over at tech influencer Women 2.0…. The (Smart) Person’s Guide to Giving Better Gifts: Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but “empathy” remains the name of the game. The average gift is like a free sample at Costco; they’re good, we’ll accept them, but they leave us wanting more.  Be a value-add …

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Conflict Management: Your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year, folks. Over at Women 2.0, my latest piece: A cornered person is a dangerous person; allowing outs prevents knock-down-drag-out affairs. Our words have tremendous power. In the digital age, where text is king, there’s no reason to ever distribute communication with the intent of inciting the recipient — -even if it feels good in …

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Why We Stopped Listening: Three Reasons You Suck at Public Speaking

This post applies to more than just formal speeches.  It’s about any instance where you have to address a group of people: be it a study group, an office meeting, or if you’re giving the closing prayer at church.

 This NY Times article 
touched on the growing market for speech writers for the average joe: Wedding …

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