Category Archives: Grandparenting

Holiday Survival 2014

The holiday season is upon us.  Many of us will throw wide our doors or travel miles to be with family. But, let’s be honest – these times can be joy-filled, trying and overwhelmingly painful – all within the space … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Active and Effective Listening

The last few posts have focused on the challenges we face when it comes to effective listening. So many things can get in the way. Today we zero in on six steps for being actively involved as a listener. Master … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival 101

The Saying What Matters Lady wants to remind all of you that the Christmas season can be a stressful time. For those of you who never experience any holiday madness in yourself or others, no need to keep reading – … Continue reading

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Opening up to the other – the heart of communication

Experiencing the other side is the heart of dialogue – so says Martin Buber. The art (and by the way the secret) of dialogue is openness to the other side, a willingness to put on the other person’s shoes. We … Continue reading

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Let’s Communicate

“To be, means to communicate. Absolute death is a state of being unheard, unrecognized, unremembered. To be, means to be for another, and through the other, for oneself.” (Russian linguist, Mikhail Bakhtin) Welcome to Saying What Matters, a blog about … Continue reading

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