How to Talk with Your Doctor for Productive Outcomes

How to Talk with Your Doctor for Productive Outcomes

In the United States, the health care system is dysfunctional. Patients are frustrated by the declining quality of care, which is a result of how doctors must practice medicine today. But instead of feeling helpless and frustrated in the system, patients can advocate for themselves and take charge of their health care. It begins by focusing on clear communication from all parties. Use this article as a cheat sheet to feel more in control at your next doctor’s appointment. 

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How to Show Empathy in Every Conversation

How to Show Empathy in Every Conversation

The expression of empathy is one of the kindest gestures you can offer someone. You deliberately walk their path and feel what they feel. We all long for more empathy in our society but we can do our part when we purposefully express it in our everyday conversations. Within this article, we explore five tips for practicing empathy as a vital communication skill. It can become a model for building authentic trust while strengthening the interconnectivity of our communities.

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How to Convey Competence and Confidence During a Job Interview

How to Convey Competence and Confidence During a Job Interview

Job interviewing is the most dreaded part of finding a new job. You feel at the mercy of an orchestrated process which is all about intense scrutiny and judgment (of you!). But it can be different with an empowering mindset. Recognize that interviewing is a balanced exchange of information for mutual consideration. In this post, I share a step-by-step guide to interviewing that takes you from thoughtful preparation through poised execution while projecting a command and confidence that can’t be denied. 

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Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Less than 10 percent of our communication is verbal. We share much more than we realize with our body language. How we communicate with our body through facial expressions or gestures can reveal our innermost feelings (whether we want to share or not). It can also establish our reputation while deepening our social bonds. By examining and fine-tuning our body language in four main categories, we can grow in confidence in our overall communication skills. Plus feel more ease and relatability in our in-person exchanges.

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How to Deal with Bullies, Trolls, and Otherwise Miserable People

How to Deal with Bullies, Trolls, and Otherwise Miserable People

As long as there have been people socializing there have been bullies. Unfortunately today it seems bullies are more aggressive than ever. They’re certainly prevalent in the lives of kids and teens but they also show up in the workplace and in families. How to deal with a bully has to do with understanding his motivations and then becoming untouchable through planned words and actions. Through these 6 strategies anyone can display invincible confidence while neutralizing a bully’s power.

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How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Going Through a Hard Time

How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Going Through a Hard Time

During our lifetime, it’s inevitable that every one of us will face heartache, hardship, loss, and disappointment. Not only us but our friends and loved ones too. But during such times we may feel uncertain of how to support them in a way they really need. Within are 6 practical suggestions of how to support loved ones going through hard times. Plus bonus advice on how to relay to others what you need when it’s your turn to receive support.

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