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 Make Others Feel Liked and Appreciated

How to Make Others Feel Liked and Appreciated

It’s a big open secret that everyone wants to be liked. We want it and we know others want it too. But we may struggle with things to say to make someone feel good or to tell them that we value them. We don’t want to be weird but we do want to be sincere. To ease any awkwardness, use these five suggestions (with the words to say) to naturally express to others that they’re liked, valued, and heard. The transparency will be refreshing for everyone. 

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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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What are Soft Skills and Why Have They Gone Missing?

What are Soft Skills and Why Have They Gone Missing?

Soft skills are the mechanisms by which we have productive and influential interpersonal interactions. Nebulous in nature but powerful when used, soft skills include such things as complex critical thinking, communication skills, and even extending empathy to others. Employers are becoming increasingly discouraged as they find the youngest members of the workforce deficient in such skills. But aside from how these capabilities impact career prospects, they can have real implications on how smoothly the rest of your life goes.

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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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How to Deal With 7 Types of Difficult People

How to Deal With 7 Types of Difficult People

There is no escaping difficult people. They show up in the workplace and the family gatherings aside from the rude stranger in the checkout line. In reviewing seven types of difficult people we can better understand who they are, their motives, and how they behave. Then by looking at them in a more objective light, we can employ effective strategies for dealing with them while suffering as little of their bad mojo as possible.

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