Communication Lessons

“My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.” ~ Jada Pinkett Smith “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it–through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to expressContinue reading “Communication Lessons”

When Kids Talk, Adults Should Listen

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ~ Umberto Eco, Foucault’sContinue reading “When Kids Talk, Adults Should Listen”

Let’s Chill Out!

“Our culture encourages us to plan every moment and fill our schedules with one activity and obligation after the next, with no time to just be. But the human body and mind require downtime to rejuvenate. I have found my greatest moments of joy and peace just sitting in silence, and then I take thatContinue reading “Let’s Chill Out!”

Perceptions and Filters

I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” ~ Viola Davis “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ~ Aldous Huxley “Our minds influence the key activity of theContinue reading “Perceptions and Filters”

Deep Listening

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” ~ Bryant H. McGill “The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.” ~ James Cash Penney “Efforts to develop critical thinking falter in practice because too many professorsContinue reading “Deep Listening”