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Letting Others Know They Matter

Today’s listening tip: Hear the kind wishes from others when they come your way and let everyone who offers them know how much they mean to you. 5-28-15 People don’t always realize how well their words are received. In fact, many people have no idea how much of a positive impact they are having on the world. When someone says something that makes you feel good or re-inforces a positive aspect of your life, take…Continue Reading »

Today’s Listening Tip

Hearing another voice their pain is a gift; aiding them in dealing with that pain is a blessing. 5-27-15

Today’s Listening Tip

Your path in life is often determined by the people you listen to…unless you fail to hear them. 5-26-15

Today’s Listening Tip

Make plans. Fulfill them. Ditch them when another needs you to listen. 5-22-15

Today’s Listening Tip

When you listen to another in the moment, you are truly living. 5-21-15

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Conflict happens. We all know this. But it can quickly be calmed by a simple, kind response. At a recent men’s league softball game I played in, a young man started hurling F-bombs when he was thrown out at first and the first baseman called him out along with the umpire. As it turns out, the first baseman batted first as his team came off the field and the angry batter was now the catcher….Continue Reading »

Today’s Listening Tip

Give your time; Give your attention; Give your presence. And know that you will always be the better for it. 5-20-15

Listening Is To Caregiving As Breathing Is To Living

We all have the chance to make the world a different, and better, place – each and every day. While this difference might not be cataclysmic, throughout your life it is significant. The choices you make on a daily basis determine the impact you can have. When dealing with a caregiving role, your willingness to “hear” the other person’s needs, wants and stories is critical. When we give our listening attention to another, we allow…Continue Reading »

Today’s Listening Tip

Hear the challenges in your life as an invitation to grow. 5-19-15

Today’s Listening Tip

Truly listening to another’s pain means finding the strength to quiet your own. 5-18-15