What if I am Part of the Problem?

communication trust Sep 20, 2020

One of the key commonalities in difficult or strained relationships is that we tend to believe that the OTHER person is the source of the problem.

We often focus our attention on what they've done or who they are, when it is a larger dynamic,...

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Not "Most Likely to Succeed"

 

When I was in my first quarter at college, I made a lot of friends in my dorm. We were there for the summer quarter, and we became a tight-knit bunch. 

At the end of the quarter, we had this dorm party, with a make-shift awards ceremony,...

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H is for Healthy Relationships

trust Sep 06, 2020
 

Let's talk about Healthy relationships!

A wise person once shared this image with me, and now I’d like to share it with you... 

Think about 2 people in a healthy relationship like the capital letter H. Two strong and...

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Examine Your Assumptions

communication trust Aug 31, 2020
 

This week, I want to encourage you to Examine Your Core Assumptions about people, relationships, and “basic goodness”  

Let me explain…

I believe that people are good, kind, and generous-hearted at their...

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Don't let stress and strain degrade your relationships!

communication trust Aug 02, 2020
 

We've all been under a lot of strain and stress for a long time, and under conditions like these, it's very natural for us to sink into patterns of protectiveness and defensiveness, and even to lose our ability to really listen openly to one...

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It's Time to Open Our Hearts

communication trust Jun 01, 2020
 

Lately, I've been talking a lot about trust, because for me, it is at the heart of healthy relationships and a fulfilling life.

This week I'd like to talk about conflict.

Many of the same skills that we use to be trustworthy and to build...

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Can I just vent for a minute?

communication trust May 26, 2020
 

Let me tell you about a beautiful gift my husband gave to me, that you can turn around and share with others.

It's free, it's easy and it will improve your relationships and interactions dramatically. 

First, let me set the stage: it's...

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Trust-Builders, DON'T QUIT!

communication trust May 21, 2020
 

If you've been watching these videos, I imagine it's because you are a person who values trust and you want to have healthy, high-trust relationships.

This week I want to say THANK YOU! 

I APPRECIATE YOU!

Please DON’T QUIT! 

When...

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Beware Your Stinking Thinking

communication trust May 08, 2020
 
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Every Interaction Builds or Breaks Trust

communication trust Apr 27, 2020
 

Today I woke up in a grumpy mood.

(I hate to admit it, but it's true.) 

And then I made the mistake of checking my email and found an email that was a little bit "triggering" for me, but that actually deserves a considerate...

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