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Tips for Generous Listening

Posted On : Saturday, November 17th, 2018| By Carolyn Claire

We all want to be heard, but how well do we listen? I came across this article that argues that cultivating the art of listening can go a long way toward creating deeper, more fulfilling relationships. The article offers  are some ways to develop  your listening skills— and thereby deepening connections in your important...

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Can You Be TOO Nice?

Posted On : Monday, November 12th, 2018| By Carolyn Claire

I recently read an article that talked about the dangers of being nice. Among the risks it talked about was the possibility of building up resentment, and the risk of excessive self blame.  One of the downsides I see in my work is that when people work very hard to be nice that the people around them don't get to really know them.   When we try so hard to be 'nice' I think we censor ourselves so that people only see a part of us - the nice part.  Then our relationships are limited to being...

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Harvard Study Reveals Secrets to Aging Well

Posted On : Sunday, November 11th, 2018| By Carolyn Claire

In 1938 Scientists began a longitudinal study that they hoped would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives. “The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” said Robert Waldinger, director of the study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Read More

Mindfulness Meditation: Return to Breath

Posted On : Sunday, November 20th, 2016| By Carolyn Claire

I love this gif that captures the work of mindfulness meditation - noticing that we have been distracted and bringing out attention back to...

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