Using Our Words

Communication can be difficult at times, especially when we are upset about something. Using  “I” statements may allow us to work through disagreements in a way that allows everyone to express their own opinion and feelings. The “I” statement forces us to take responsibility for what we are thinking and feeling and stops us from... Continue Reading →

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that does not mean they are bad people. Sometimes we will meet people who are not good for us, but they aren't bad people. We have to remind ourselves that sometimes just because we love someone it does not make them good. For example, when we talk about family,... Continue Reading →

Stay Close

As we grow older, sometimes our circle gets smaller. Sometimes it's really not personal, life just happens and we have other priorities. We get to an age in which we begin to realize who we want to keep in our close circle. Therefore, we work to maintain and grow those friendships. Below I wrote some... Continue Reading →

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries in relationships are always present, even if sometimes they are difficult to see. They can be difficult to set and maintain, and we all have different ideas and experiences of what good boundaries are. Generally, all healthy boundaries have the same qualities: they protect all involved, they set the rules for engagement, they tell... Continue Reading →

Relationships

It is critically important during these times to stay close in our relationships with our loved ones. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, isolation and loneliness bears a strong burden on individuals because of the lack of contact and communication. Most healthy relationships rely on sources of strength linked to shared similarities, friendships, individuality,... Continue Reading →

The Power of Two: Use Climate Controls

Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we covered the second basic of dialogue which is, use the four S’s We discussed a cooperative and collaborative way to communicate that focuses on interlacing the thoughts and perspectives of the individuals to create a new mutual understanding.... Continue Reading →

The Power of Two: Use The Four S’

Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we covered the first basic of dialogue, braid your dialogue. We discussed a cooperative and collaborative way to communicate that focuses on interlacing the thoughts and perspectives of the individuals to create a new mutual understanding. Today we will be... Continue Reading →

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