Category Archive: COMMUNICATING WITH COMPASSION

Feb 28

How To Be Compassionate In the Face of Difficult Behavior

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February WISDOM NUGGET I was recently reading a fascinating book about the challenges faced by some men in finding love. Titled “When He’s Married To Mom”, by Dr. Kenneth Adams, the book is about what happens when a mother has a strained relationship with her husband, and begins looking to her young son to fill …

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Feb 26

Simple Ways To Make A Difference In People’s Lives

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I want to first welcome the many new people who have signed up for this newsletter this month. Thank you for your interest. You can expect to receive Wisdom Nuggets 1-2 times a month, as well as information about upcoming tele-courses (Communicating with Compassion; How To Give Advice and Get Back Gratitude Not Attitude) and …

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Jan 28

Wisdom Nugget-A Key to Effective Communication:Listen First

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by Bernard Uzi Weingarten   Ever wonder how to really help somebody when they come to you for advice? This story of a conversation I had with Sam, a long-time friend, illustrates one of the important keys of skillful, effective communication. Sam was telling me about his strained relationship with his brothers. “They keep me at …

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Jun 26

The Art Of Giving Advice – Part 2

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In part two of The Art Of Giving Advice, we’ll take a look at four critical errors that are often made in the name of offering advice. Critical Advice Giving Mistake #1: Discounting “You shouldn’t feel that way” is an excellent way to shut down a conversation, cause people emotional pain and undermine relationships. Critical Advice Giving Mistake …

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May 26

The Art Of Giving Advice – Part 1

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The Art Of Giving Advice involves mastering the ability to offer suggestions while avoiding the resentment that often accompanies unwelcome advice.  Below are eight keys that are essential to practice if you truly want to become a master of giving advice without getting shot. Art of Giving Advice Skill #1: “Listen First” Skilled communicators take …

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