blogging

Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

Recently I have been writing about how we can listen better to what others are saying with the intention of improving our communication. Effective listening incorporates taking note of the pitch, rate and timbre of the voice as well as facial expressions, non-verbal postures or actions. Non-Verbal Communication " Watch out for the man whose… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

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blogging, Mental Health

Communicating by Listening to What Other

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”Ernest Hemingway A study showed that 70% of our waking hours are spent in communication with others, in some form, with almost half of that time taken up in listening. Reading, talking and writing were way down on the list. So given that we spend so much… Continue reading Communicating by Listening to What Other

Motivational, Philosophy

Improving Communication and Problem Solving

Recently we've been looking at sayings and ways to look at solving problems. How many times has someone vented about their problems and a likely response is, "Why don't you just xxx....[insert their suggested solution]. Notwithstanding there are occasions when someone does directly asks for advice, the act of suggesting solutions to others, rarely succeeds… Continue reading Improving Communication and Problem Solving

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Environment

The Future – the Facts

Photo by Trace Hudson on Pexels.com What the future will be like is a contentious issue, as it is not about what has been, but what might happen. There are those who choose to deny it, who find it overwhelming or depressing, who stick their heads in the sand and conversely, those who are moved… Continue reading The Future – the Facts

Community, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Hurtful words

This week in Australia, there has been many hurtful words slung in the fight for supplies in supermarkets - primarily panic buying on toilet paper. The premise is flawed as we have enough supplies and manufacture it here. But still, folks panic buy a trolley load! Brawls have erupted in the toilet paper isles of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Hurtful words

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Motivational, Philosophy

Be Less Judgmental

"Do you think Frank needs a job?" "No wonder Lucy doesn't present well, her clothes are so old-fashioned." "You should take more care with your car." How often do we hear judgemental comments about others, analysing what folks should or shouldn't do? These comments or suggestions are often negative and critical in nature. Making a… Continue reading Be Less Judgmental