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Self Awareness — The Body Speaks

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Body Speaks
Self Aware­ness / Self Accep­tance is all about study­ing your­self with­out tak­ing your­self too seri­ous­ly. It’s not “esteem­ing your­self,” but sim­ply notic­ing that you are… who you are.
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Being a Mirror

Being a Mir­ror is all about help­ing oth­ers to hear them­selves by reflect­ing back, with­out judge­ment. I sus­pect that the rea­son that most cou­ples have prob­lems with com­mu­ni­ca­tion is that they have grown up wit­ness­ing poor com­mu­ni­ca­tion.  So let me define a few things that good com­mu­ni­ca­tion is not. Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion is not: get­ting anoth­er per­son …

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Setting Boundaries

Set­ting Bound­aries — one source for stress is a lack of bound­aries, AKA the inabil­i­ty to say no. What Are Bound­aries? Per­son­al bound­aries are emo­tion­al, phys­i­cal, and men­tal lim­its that we estab­lish. Bound­aries dif­fer from per­son to per­son, and are: based on one’s needs and desires­de­signed to pro­tect him or her­self from being used, manip­u­lat­ed, or even vio­lat­ed by oth­ers. …

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How to Communicate Better Using Dialogue

Com­mu­ni­cate Bet­ter: Dia­logue is a tool for self-explo­ra­tion. It’s not a way to get oth­ers to behave, but rather a way to learn about your­self. I’ve writ­ten a ton of arti­cles about com­mu­ni­ca­tion and dia­logue. I’ve focused on how to com­mu­ni­cate bet­ter in all of my books, and can state cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly that good com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills …

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