Relationships and Communication

Are You Kind of Watering Down Your Message?
Linda Arnold

Are You Kind of Watering Down Your Message?

By on Jun 2, 2017 in Featured, Relationships and Communication

Pop quiz:  what are three of the most ineffective phrases you could use? If your list includes the following, you’re in good company:  kind of, sort of, like, really, try to, should be, you know. If you matched three of these, you win a case of Eskimo pies and a year’s supply of Rice-a-Roni.  (I sort of made that last part up). Kind of, Sort Of We often dilute...

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You Just Can’t Reason With Some People – Here’s Why
Linda Arnold

You Just Can’t Reason With Some People – Here’s Why

By on May 12, 2017 in Featured, Relationships and Communication

Chances are you have someone in your life that seems to sap every ounce of energy you have. No matter what you do, they show up time and time again – with some urgent need that requires you to drop what you’re doing and pay attention to them. Healthy Boundaries Don’t Work All you have to do is set some healthy boundaries, right?  Well, that may work with most folks,...

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Can You Catch a Bad Mood?
Linda Arnold

Can You Catch a Bad Mood?

By on Apr 14, 2017 in Featured, Relationships and Communication

So, you’re starting off your day. Random thoughts are running through your mind – about what lies ahead. Then it’s off to the races! Routine tasks like brushing your teeth and taking a shower are breeding grounds for ideas – both positive and negative. Usually, this takes place without other encounters. So you have the opportunity to create your own mindset....

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How to Stop Any Argument in its Tracks
Linda Arnold

How to Stop Any Argument in its Tracks

By on Mar 17, 2017 in Featured, Relationships and Communication

  “You may be right.” On their own, these four words don’t appear to be that powerful.  However, when used in the heat of the moment to defuse an argument, they can work wonders! Case in point:  you’re engaged in a heated argument, and your opponent is attacking.  As with some forms of martial arts, you can take the strength of the attack and deflect it. I’ve...

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Are Political Differences Affecting Your Friendships?
Linda Arnold

Are Political Differences Affecting Your Friendships?

By on Mar 3, 2017 in Featured, Relationships and Communication

If you find yourself in one uncomfortable situation after another following our recent national election, you’re not alone. Generally, at this point after an election, tempers have calmed down and folks are either excited about a new administration — or resigned to wait out four years, with an eye to the future. Not so with our country’s recent election. The...

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Seven Words to Drop For More Empowerment
Linda Arnold

Seven Words to Drop For More Empowerment

By on Feb 3, 2017 in Relationships and Communication

Pop quiz:  how often do you catch yourself saying these seven words: Should Hate But Try Broke/Poor Yes (always) Never If you’re a repeat offender, you could be blocking the flow of more positive energy into your life.  The repetitive use of these words sets up unconscious blocks.  Let’s take a closer look. Should Whether you use this word on yourself – or with...

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