No One Is An Island
All too often the strong individuals and personalities in our lives are the ones who silently suffer, crying on the inside while persevering and striving to continue to move forward. Not a one of us is ceaselessly strong.
It’s the holiday season again and many of us are in hyper mode: high strung, scurrying about, impatient and feeling under pressure. It’s also classically a time of year for heightened drama- think of those chaotic family dinners where secrets get spilled, tempers flare and even tears flow. Trying to manage the “drama queen” amidst all that…
Recently for fun, a dear friend of mine and I took the 5 Love Languages test together, (I’m an Acts of Service and Physical Touch, for those of you who are curious). But, it got me to reflecting on how language and listening are all part of the communications hub. In turning to my own experiences…
Touch: A Sensory Story
Our 5 senses: The olfactory sense (smell) is often attributed to memory recall: like the scent of a tobacco pipe after your childhood Superintendent, Gord has walked through the halls of your building. Sight and sound we rely on heavily as navigational aides. And, taste serves double duty as both a pleasure center and detector.…
Communication. It is such a broad and weighty term. It’s a subject that commonly comes up in our workplace environment surveys and is frequently noted as a key challenge in our relationships, whether it’s work, family, or friends related. Perhaps, when we use the word “communication”, what we are really referring to is “effective communication”.