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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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How to Feel Connected to Others

Ever feel like you are just not connected to others? It’s something I experience when I’m too busy doing things to have time to spend with others, or even time

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Connectedness doesn’t require long walks in the woods or quiet time together. Connectedness comes in the gaps of your daily life and begins when you make the commitment to be open with others.

with myself. Last week was one of those weeks. I was at a conference for six days, often rising by 4:15 and not completing my responsibilities until late in the evening. The days were packed with a rapid succession of specific duties that needed to be done at specific times and places and in specific ways. Those activities, plus an assortment of unexpected complications, some last-minute requests and a few schedule changes, kept me crazy-busy. Continue reading

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Beware When Verbal Graffiti Sounds Pretty

I’m fascinated by people who make it a standard practice to mislead people. They don’t mean what they’re saying because what they’re saying is not

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Whether verbal graffiti sounds great, or sounds hurtful, it never sounds honest.

honest. They want to prevent direct and useful conversation. I call this technique Verbal Graffiti. The first step to handling Verbal Graffiti is to recognize you’re hearing it. Continue reading

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