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Being Mindful

What is mindfulness ? Mindfulness is a form of “thoughtlessness.”. If you have no thoughts going through the mind to distract you from your experience of any moment, you are present and being mindful. In some ways, the opposite of Read more…


Avoid Arguments. Ask Questions.

Sometimes when dealing with colleagues, friends, or family, arguments flare-up. An argument ensues when two individuals with opposing views get into a heated or angry exchange of words trying to convince one another about one being right and the other Read more…


Don’t Get Angry

There is a quote attributed to Nelson Mandela, saying, “Don’t let anger become your poison.” When I was younger, I used to have occasional bouts of anger. Anger at my wife for something she did or did not do, anger Read more…


Your Tone Matters

Becoming effective in communication is a significant area of personal development for me. Why do I say this? The real test of good communication is not when things are relaxed and comfortable. It is how one communicates in a situation Read more…


A Small Trick To Tune Your Day

I am sure some of you have experienced something like this. You are in a good mood doing something at your desk when someone who has a reputation of being toxic and negative walks over to chat with you. Ten Read more…