Category: Communication

  • How to Be Brave and Speak up Early in the Conversation

    How to Be Brave and Speak up Early in the Conversation

    “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” ~Winston S. Churchill In a recent episode involving a field trip my daughter is taking, I found myself at a crossroads, grappling with the fear of expressing concerns early in a conversation. As a parent, I highly value my children’s growth but struggle with the balance of…

  • How to Say No Nicely Over Text (Examples For Different Scenarios)

    Picture this: Your phone lights up with a text from a friend. They’re asking you to join them for an outing this weekend. You’re swamped with work, your personal space already brimming with unchecked tasks. You want to decline, but your fingers hover over the keyboard. You don’t want to upset them. So, you sigh…

  • How to Use Conscious Communication to Build Positive Relationships

    Have you ever felt the need to be understood? It’s time to learn the art of conscious or intuitive communication. It focuses on engaging with others by remaining attentive to shared interests and sentiments. A conscious communication definition outlines that it’s committed to concentrating on the present and paying heed to shared emotions and needs.…

  • How to Get Over Your Fear of Confrontation with Confidence

    You’re dreading it – that conversation with your boss, your significant other, your neighbor, your teenager… you know that conversation. You’ve been avoiding it forever, but you just can’t keep things as they are, and this time, you have to say something. Fear of confrontation is something almost every one of us feels at some…

  • How To Improve Listening Skills For Effective Workplace Communication

    We have two ears and one mouth for a reason—effective communication is dependent on using them in proportion, and this involves having good listening skills. The workplace of the 21st century may not look the same as it did before COVID-19 spread throughout the world like wildfire, but that doesn’t mean you can relax your…

  • How To Spot Fake People (And Ways To Deal With Them)

    They say we are the average of the five persons we spend the most time with. For a minute, consider the people around you. Are they truly who your “tribe” should be or who you aspire to become in the future? Are they really genuine people who want to see you succeed? Or are they…

  • How To Speak Up For Yourself When You Don’t Know How

    Have you ever found yourself completely frozen in a moment where you want to speak up for yourself? And later, you think of all the things you could have said? There’s actually a scientific explanation as to why this happens. When we are faced with an immediate threat, our human nervous system becomes dysregulated. The…

  • 6 Signs Of A Controlling Person To Be Aware Of

    Some of the most manipulative people are so good at what they do that their words and actions can convince you into thinking they truly care about what’s best for you when in reality, it’s quite the opposite. The most common signs of a controlling person are rarely obvious to outside observers. And for someone…

  • What Is Assertiveness And Why Is It Important?

    Do you ever find yourself giving in to the wants and needs of others or agreeing to activities that steal your attention from what is most important to you? If you said “yes” to either of these, then maybe you have difficulty being assertive. Here I will explore what it means to be assertive and…

  • How To Stand Up For Yourself When You Need To

    It’s a fact of life. Interacting with others is unavoidable. Even with social distancing, you’re still engaging with people in your personal and professional circles. Whether it’s in a ZOOM call or homeschooling kids or keeping your shopping cart six-feet behind the person in front of you in the grocery store checkout line, dealing with…