Understanding How These 4 Communication Archetypes Interact Can Help Improve Communication in Your Company

Most of us don't intentionally cause conflict at work or home. After all, we want our day to go smoothly, and we have a vested interest in maintaining a good working relationship with our colleagues and family members. Many of us use several...

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Use These 5 Tips for Better Interactions



We recently surpassed the 1-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic, and for many people, the past year has brought feelings of loneliness and isolation. Thankfully, it seems we are arriving at a new phase in our national recovery, so I...

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There's good news about stress.


I recently learned about the upside of stress from watching Kelly McGonigal's TedTalk. It is interesting to look at stress from another lens – instead of seeing stress as bad, we need to make it our friend.

McGonigal says...

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Just say, "Thanks."


What happens when someone at your home or work does something nice for you, they go out of their way, or perhaps they make an effort to change how they respond to you?

What about when someone makes your life a little easier or does...

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This ONE easy step can change unhealthy behaviors


Do you keep repeating old negative patterns? Are you feeling stuck in your ways?

No matter how stuck you may feel, you can change your behaviors or patterns that you don’t like. The best part is, it only takes one step.


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Are you just "soldiering" on... doing what needs to be done?


Have you ever caught yourself marching in time to life’s demands?

You’re shuffling kids here, there, everywhere, and don’t catch a break until your head hits your pillow. You’re putting in extra hours at work to...

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There's no such thing as "a little nasty."


It's the old cliché: you can’t be “a little pregnant.”

Maybe you’re on your last nerve, and you lash out to show your frustration, or you want the other person to feel as badly as you do.  

I get it....

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Are You in the Driver’s Seat?



Let’s look at “driving in a car” as a metaphor for how individuals live their lives.

It’s important to be an effective and careful driver. When you are driving, you should have your hands securely on the...

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Did a political argument ruin your family's dinner?


In today’s political climate, sitting across the table from a loved one with opposing views can be exhausting. Odds are, they’re not going to change their opinion on the spot, and in the end, a negative interaction affects...

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State Your Intentions - Give them your "Why" upfront


When you tell someone your goal or intention for an interaction, they are more likely to listen to you, rather than defend themselves or get annoyed.

If you're bringing up an important subject, expecting a mixed...

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