Category Archives: Communication

7 Tips to Handling Post-Election Disappointment

Could COVID be a blessing in disguise?

With so many people working from home, it naturally cuts down the opportunities to interact with coworkers, baristas, people in the coffee line, etc. Less face-to-face contact equals fewer scenarios for conflict. For some, seeing a simple logo on a t-shirt or hat arouses annoyance or can...
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2020 Debate: A lesson in civility?

Are the days of looking up to our leaders a thing of the past?

Perhaps looking up to them has now unfortunately evolved to looking to them to learn how not to behave. With no political agenda or preference, I will break down the behavior, not the man. The moderator. I believe he set the right...
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Surviving the Presidential Debate

Hostility and screaming matches with your chips and dip?

How to root for your man without being knocked out. For some reason, this presidential election seems more volatile and fervent than any other that I can recall. Is it the candidates who is stirring up this ferver? Or is it society who seems to be less...
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8 Common Workplace Routines That Will Be Reexamined, Post Covid

Will returning to work feel like the first day of school?

As workplaces begin to reopen, they will have to follow state and local guidelines relating to Covid19. Now, if a company wishes to establish additional protocols, it is up to them to make sure every employee is made aware. This will help diminish...
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4 Pitfalls of Wearing a Face Mask

Is neighborly supermarket chit-chat a thing of the past? Whether we agree or disagree with the mandatory order, “…use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside the home conducting essential activities…” we must abide by it. If not, the grocery store bouncer will not let you in. Like you, I’ve encountered a...
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6 Ways That Can Help Keep Your Relationships Healthy in Times of Crisis

Are we prepared to endure a crisis? 

For some, being prepared means stockpiling toilet paper (I still don’t get it) and hand-sanitizer. Others, are prepared to protect their own by stocking up on ammunition. While others, buy only enough to keep their family fed, clean, and safe. Whatever level of preparedness, or however someone chooses to prepare,...
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11 Ways to Become a Better Listener

More and more, listening to someone else express their thoughts or opinions seems to be turning into a chore. And it’s becoming less and less an opportunity to exchange ideas, increase understanding or even amuse ourselves. Look at social media. Many of us post and move on, not really concerned about how our comments are received....
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How to Address Workplace Etiquette Blunders

No matter how diligent and professional we might be, there will be a moment when we say or do the wrong thing, with the wrong person. We may not even be aware of the infraction until we get the cold shoulder from the offended person. Whether or not the slight or workplace etiquette faux pas...
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