• Be stingy in sharing your story when listening to others

203: Three Reasons for Being Stingy in Sharing Your Story

There’s a school of thought out there that says to make friends it’s important to be vulnerable by sharing your story. Some call it “being authentic.” Yet it’s been my experience that sharing your story when someone is trying to share there’s may end up pushing people away.

203: Three Reasons for Being Stingy in Sharing Your Story2023-09-25T10:42:25-05:00
  • Listen to someone's story

202: The Best Stories

Most of us like a good story. I have found that the best stories are those that draw us in with emotion. They’re usually about relationships and often contain a story within a story. I’ve got one of those for you today that I’m pretty sure you’re going

202: The Best Stories2023-09-25T10:01:48-05:00

201: Three Relationship Tools to Remember in September

Hello everyone, I’m back!  To start season 8 of this podcast we’re going to talk about three relationship tools we can use to become better listeners this fall to deepen our relationships.

201: Three Relationship Tools to Remember in September2023-08-30T11:32:35-05:00
  • in good relationships people listen to each other

We Learn Most When We Listen to Others

“We learn most when we listen to others” is a line from my favorite TV show, Call the Midwife.  It’s a PBS program that airs on Sunday night about a group of nuns and midwives serving a poor section of London during the 1950s and 60s. I don’t watch much

We Learn Most When We Listen to Others2023-07-10T11:07:32-05:00
  • What we wish for

What We Wish For

Last month I wrote about a relationship moment from a vacation trip my wife and I took with our grandson Nathan. It was a quote from Shakespeare we found in a museum. It is about what we wish for. “I wish you all the joy that you can wish.” I

What We Wish For2023-06-30T11:41:02-05:00
  • Last time ever for the day

Solutions to Loneliness. Will These Work?

In last week’s blog post I gave a summary of the recent 81-page report by the U.S. Surgeon General on loneliness and social isolation. It was all about the problem.  Today I’m going to summarize the solutions to loneliness offered in the report, followed by my brief comments about each

Solutions to Loneliness. Will These Work?2023-07-04T14:17:48-05:00
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