Category Archives: Communication

Authentic Communication

I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty good communicator.  I’m a good listener and usually fairly competent at getting my point across.  However, after listening to an online talk by the late Dr. Marshall Rosenberg on communication, I realized … Continue reading

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90 Seconds

How long do you think it takes to get over an emotion?  Hours, days, years?  If you had asked me before I read My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor, I probably would have … Continue reading

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Coaching with Compassion

When our daughter was little, our interactions rarely ended with “Don’t tell me what to do!”  Not so anymore.  I have been working on adapting my parenting style from managing a child to young adult coaching.  But I’m finding that … Continue reading

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Complaints vs. Criticisms

I’ve been working as a simulated client in some of the communication labs at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph for several years now.  It’s a great program designed to improve and enhance veterinary students’ communication skills by having them … Continue reading

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Thinking bigger than right or wrong

Lately I’ve been wondering how I could possibly have made it to the ripe old age of 52 without, apparently, the slightest idea of how to communicate with others.  Several incidents have arisen recently that have left me wondering how the … Continue reading

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