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Meet Me at the Water Cooler

Hey, meet me at the water cooler in 5 minutes!  Hmmm, wonder what chatter is being shared today?  ”People seem to see no difference between an intimate conversation and a conversation at the water cooler.”  ~ Mike Farrell Why is it seemingly easier to share chats or gossip at the water cooler, than to sit […]

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Talking with Teens

Trying to pin down a teen to have a conversation, sigh, some of you certainly know what I mean. Pulling teeth or catching a wet dog (or toddler) is often easier.  You get the sighs and the eye rolls and the look of utter dismay.  We parents must persist though as there are too many […]

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Is Anyone Listening?

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you’re standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~C.S. Lewis “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~Stephen R. Covey I witness it daily and perhaps you do as […]

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