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The Most Powerful Way to Make a Connection

Do you know that the most powerful way to make a connection is through touch? Touch is the first sense we develop and it is a lifelong central component to our health


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Touch establishes connection and strengthens relationships.


and our happiness. At our house we start and end each day with a hug. When I’m with friends or close work associates, I often lightly touch the arm or shoulder of a person I’m talking with.  Continue reading

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Read This if You’re Avoiding a Difficult Conversation

It’s human nature to want to avoid a difficult conversation. You’ve been doing it since you were a child, and now as an adult, the fact you are avoiding a

Avoiding a Difficult Conversation Brad W. Smith design, Express Yourself, LifeIsHOTBlogdifficult conversation doesn’t even cross your mind. Most of us would rather pretend a problem doesn’t exist than confront someone about a problem. And that’s exactly what we do. Chances are great that your current approach isn’t working for you. While you’ve been busy avoiding conversations you don’t want to have, you’ve also been a victim of others.  Continue reading


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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Yes, today, July 2, 1776, was the day the Continental Congress adopted Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American

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colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” As our nation celebrates its Declaration of Independence over the next few days, Continue reading

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