Monthly Archives: June 2013

Debilitative Emotions Get in the Way of Effective Communication

Saying What Matters has had quite a ride this month when it comes to discussing emotions. We’ve looked at how our emotions contribute or take away from effective communication; the Saying What Matters lady has stressed that thoughts shape emotions; … Continue reading

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10-Steps to Better Expressing Your Emotions

Here’s a tidbit of communication news: Those who know how to express emotions are healthier than those who do not. So dropping into Saying What Matters could be a lifesaver, folks. In this post, I will outline 10-Steps for getting … Continue reading

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Mixed Emotions Anyone?

Message of the day – emotions are complicated. Like you didn’t know that, right? Remember – we are never or always one thing or another. Emotions can fall anywhere on a continuum from pure and distilled to totally mixed. At … Continue reading

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Irrational Fallacies and Communication Skills

Today’s post will examine some of the irrational thought patterns that can mess with our ability to communicate effectively. These patterns of thinking are called irrational fallacies because they are just that – thoughts that don’t make sense because they … Continue reading

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What Influences Your Emotional Expressions?

We’re working on linking up a series of ideas here folks. Thoughts   –  Emotions   –  Communication In the last post, we focused on the idea that a thought comes before an emotion. So once we’ve had that all important thought, … Continue reading

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Thoughts Shape Emotions

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” (Nice Buddha quote) Have you ever heard the expression – you are what you eat? It could be aptly … Continue reading

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A Three-Step Perception Checking Tool

In the last post, we looked at the ways we receive and perceive information and how our perception system can fall victim to inaccuracy. Naturally, this will affect communication. Given that, wouldn’t it be great to have a simple three-step … Continue reading

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