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Better Communication Skills

Recently, I have been writing about the skill of reflective listening as an adjunct to bettering our communication with, and understanding of, others especially when the others may have different points of view. Good listening is not easy. Bad news can be a heavy burden. Listening means overcoming roadblocks to effective communication and as such… Continue reading Better Communication Skills

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blogging, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Quotes – Helpful Resources

"We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark." -Whoopi Goldberg Troubled people may often feel an overriding sense of discouragement. Feeling deeply discouraged has a profound effect on a person's motivation and their ability to solve their problems for… Continue reading Sunday Quotes – Helpful Resources

blogging, Philosophy

Why is Everyone So Unhappy?

It seems that the happiest lives are built on forgiveness and loving kindness that breeds contentment. If you are forgiving but still unhappy, consider the role you might have taken in life could be triggering unhappiness and discontentment. Roles in Life Limit our Self-Image The roles we set for ourselves may define and limit us.… Continue reading Why is Everyone So Unhappy?

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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

blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Gratitude Finding Three Things

It is fairly well recognized that counting your blessings, as opposed to your burdens can have a huge impact on your psychological health. Studies have demonstrated that showing gratitude for even the most basic things can have reduce depression and increase contentment. How to Find Gratitude in life? Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It… Continue reading Gratitude Finding Three Things

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blogging, Philosophy

The World in Our Mind

Experts lay the origin of certain mental health complaints squarely at the foot of one's early life experiences. That said, can they really account for as much as is suggested? If not, should psychological interventions be tailored to take this thought into account? Environment and Genetics - Nature versus Nurture. Marsha hosts a Writer’s Quotes… Continue reading The World in Our Mind

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Defining You, Yourself and Your Worth

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. Michelangelo That was enough for Michelangelo who had exceptional talent. For most of us, we judge ourselves more harshly. You are so much more… Continue reading Defining You, Yourself and Your Worth

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Overcoming Frustration

"Patience is a Virtue and I need more of it - NOW!" Have you heard anyone say that recently? Did you ever feel frustrated when someone pushed ahead of you in a queue?How do you feel when someone takes longer than expected to do a simple task at work, or doesn't complete it in a… Continue reading Overcoming Frustration

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blogging, Mental Health, Philosophy

How to Please People

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." Jim Rohn Do you like to Help Others? We are encouraged to help others according to the religious and social conventions of our world. Doing so, promotes joy in… Continue reading How to Please People

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blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

It Started with the Door

I was washing the Schnauzer Dog this morning and the young pup and rest of the family kept interrupting me, pushing open the door hitting me in the shoulder, when I was working with the dog in the tub, full of shampoo. If it wasn't the pup pushing open the closed door latch, it was… Continue reading It Started with the Door

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Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Criticism and Feeling Positive

 Gode ord skal du hogge i berg, de dårligere i snø.Carve your good words in stone, the bad in snow.Old Norwegian Proverb I do love the way old words of wisdom offer us a way forward when we are stuck in our heads, with thoughts that do us no good at all. Old proverbs offer… Continue reading Criticism and Feeling Positive

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Motivational

Herd Mentality

The Honey bee is successful because it is a master of teamwork and collective decision making. They use their communication system to allow good decisions to spread and diminish information that is unhelpful. Joanne Reed According to Author Joanne Reed, humans in a group, are influenced by what the majority of others are thinking, or… Continue reading Herd Mentality

Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Resilience and Success

Weekly Quote "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."-David Brinkley Weekly Proverb If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. — Gambian proverb Resilience A recent article suggests that those who can weather the storms of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Resilience and Success