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Why You Think Words Cannot Express Your Feelings

Many years ago a friend of mine was murdered at work. Her killer has never been found.

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Grief is not expressed in platitudes. Grief is expressed only by knowing what is in your heart and putting your feelings into words.

 

As far as I know, the police have never even uncovered a possible motive. She left a husband and two small boys.She and I were part of large group of friends who were in the habit of getting together nearly every week. Together, we grieved our loss.

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How to Connect with Others Through Good Conversations

What is it that makes some of the Super Bowl commercials so engaging? I have a theory and even if I’m wrong, there’s a lesson for anyone who wants to connect with others through good conversations.

Connect with Others Through Good Conversation, Brad W. Smith, photographer, Commitment

A good conversation can connect two people through words the way holding hands can connect through touch.

This year about a third of the commercials that aired during the Super Bowl stood out compared to the other commercials. It wasn’t budgets, star talent or exquisite settings that made those Super Bowl

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What to Say When You’re Angry: the One-Minute Solution

What do you say when you’re angry? Most of the time, you can express yourself with just the right words. Being angry, at a full raging boil, is not one of those times.

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Anger fuels a heated conversation, but anger will not bring you to your desired outcome unless you learn to harness it and make it work for you.

When you’re angry, what you want to say and what you should say are usually two different things. Saying the right thing is not that easy when you’re angry.

There are a few things that you can say that will make you feel proud of yourself, and won’t hurt your relationship with your lover, your child, your boss or whoever it is who just set you off. You just need the one-minute solution to be ready to say them. Fortunately, it’s not hard.

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