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 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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7 Ways to Bring Kindness and Community Back to Our Lives

7 Ways to Bring Kindness and Community Back to Our Lives

These days our sense of community is eroding. We no longer know the deeper stories of our friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Over time a certain callousness has set in and with it social isolation. Despite this, we all long to be a part of something bigger. If change is to occur, it can start locally and hopefully spread globally. A good place to start is adopting these seven simple habits to bring kindness, consideration, and eventually community back to the center of our lives.

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Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

We live in a world of one-word responses and emojis to communicate our thoughts. It’s convenient. It’s cute. But it won’t cut it when you need to articulate complex ideas. Through some thoughtful preparation and practice of these 6 easy-to-implement tactics, your communication style can evolve to present yourself credibly and confidently regardless of the setting.

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What Curiosity Does to Your Brain and Your Relationships

What Curiosity Does to Your Brain and Your Relationships

As humans, our drive for knowledge is hardwired into our DNA because it contributed to the advancement of our species. Science has confirmed that having curiosity improves our ability to learn more effectively. But with our present-day information overload, we need to carefully consider the best sources for added knowledge. By being curious about the people in our lives we benefit by learning untold stories, expertise, and wisdom that may enrich us if not totally surprise us.

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