Today’s Solutions: June 18, 2024

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5 ways to be a better listener in your relationship

In your relationship, you and your partner each come in with your own unique set of values, beliefs, and points of view. You both have an innate desire to be understood—to feel that you are being heard. Yet, as is often the case in the domain of emotions, you may not have been taught from Read More...

Friends holding hands as giving psychological support.

Follow these 5 steps to develop real empathy

Empathy does not mean you understand someone’s experience because you have been there, too. You can never really know what someone is going through and even if you’ve had a similar experience, it’s always going to be a bit different. Real empathy is the ability to listen fully so you can Read More...

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Practice mindful listening to get the most out of your conversations

When engaging in conversations (and especially arguments) with others, most people tend to react immediately or impulsively rather than intentionally trying to understand what is being said. Or perhaps when people are speaking, you may find yourself zoning out or getting distracted and not Read More...

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Make your conversations more mindful in five simple steps

If you've ever practiced mindfulness, you're probably already aware of the many benefits it offers for the dedicated practitioner. When we open ourselves to this practice, we create the potential for our lives to be transformed in ways that might seem subtle but are truly life-altering. Take Read More...

Self-doubt: When to listen to

Self-doubt: When to listen to it—and when to ignore it

Confidence in your abilities can get you through a rough patch and help you move ahead, but there are times when self-doubt can help you avoid making a mistake. The key is in knowing the difference between the doubts that are serving us and those that are holding us back, says Margie Warrell, Read More...

Couscous–shhh…

Couscous–shhh...

Learning the art of listening while you cook. Elbrich Fennema | July 2008 issue When we focus on silence, we focus on sound. Becoming silent is a gradual process. When we switch off louder elements, we hear things that are normally drowned out. This applies to life in general, and definitely to Read More...

Silence is golden

Silence is golden

Listening is the best medicine against violence Tijn Touber | April 2003 issue How can we save the world from growing intolerance, how can we stop the spiral of violence? 'Silence is often the best answer,' says the Dalai Lama. More and more experts are admitting he is right. This is not the time Read More...