Been There, Done That!

The following is a true story about the unexpected gift I received as a workshop facilitator and experiential seminar leader. What could have been a disaster proved to be one of the best moments of my life.   I was in Saddlebrook, New Jersey for a few days to co-facilitate a weekend personal growth workshop with … Read more

On The Path

Little did I know what would happen when I took my first Group Dynamics psychology class in 1968. I couldn’t believe we were really being encouraged to delve into our deeper feelings. In my family we never did that!

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Communication Issues and Betrayed Trust

Communication Issues Can Cause Very Painful Experiences

When someone betrays our trust…we usually feel pretty pissed off about it… Communication IssuesOR we might feel badly hurt and withdraw.  Do yourself a favor and don’t stop there. If you want to help make sure that it doesn’t happen to you again then become open to exploring what you can learn about yourself and what choices you made or didn’t make to contribute to this very painful outcome. Your first mission, if you choose to accept it, is to focus on developing your own trustworthy, reliable, accountable relationship with yourself.

In life, when we value ourselves…when we truly respect ourselves then we feel worthy.  That is when we KNOW that we have the right to do our due diligence in all of our relationships, whether with a significant other, friend, business professional, co-worker or even the repairman.

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Communication Issues With Self: The Worst of Them All!

Inner Critic Strikes Again

Worst of Communication IssuesOne of the most destructive communication issues is the one that we have with ourselves when we get stuck in regret. Regret is a form of self-criticism. Regretting our choices from the past keeps us locked into a negative feeling. Our goal as humans is to grow and develop by learning from our successes and our mistakes alike. That is how we make progress. Making ourselves miserable from past experiences hampers our growth. What if we learned from our mistakes and began to feel good about them? Would our mistakes be any less joyous than our successes? It is through our challenging experiences along the way that we develop ourselves.

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