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Listening and Learning for Lent

Listening is one of my 3 words for 2015.

Sometimes, all you really need is for someone to hear you out.

Listening is something I want to do better this year. In the same way that some people vow to get more exercise or sleep or to spend less time gaming, I’m focused on listening.

This is my focus for the 46 days of Lent that began on February 18, Ash Wednesday. Conventional wisdom says that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit, so at double that, I figure I stand half a chance of realizing success. (Trust me, the math works if you didn’t really listen to what I just said.) 

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How to Get What You Want Every Time

Do you know the one sure-fire way to get what you want every time you’re faced with reaching consensus on an

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When it’s time to make a decision about something you feel strongly about, you can try to manipulate and force your decision on others, or you can invite them to understand your needs and opinions and concerns from your point of view.

important decision at work or at home? Through observation and trial and error, I’ve learned a five-step process that, when done well together, is guaranteed to get you what you want every time. I want to share the five steps with you. Continue reading

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Want Real Love? The Key is Fair Fights, Not Flowers

Dr. D. A. Graham is an expert on relationships and how to make them and keep them strong and healthy by resolving the inevitable conflicts through clear communications.

With Valentine’s Day looming, romance is in the air. While I like a bouquet of roses as much as the next person, the pop-culture view of an ideal relationship is usually unrealistic and can lead to disappointment.

Real love fights fair, large bouquet of cut roses and small flowers in glass vase, D'Anne Hotchkiss, photographer

The secret to successful, long-lasting relationships isn’t flowers, it’s how well you fight.

 

The real secret to successful, long-lasting relationships may have less to do with flowers and more to do with how well you fight.

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