Category Archives: Communication

What Do You Want to Know About Communicating More Effectively With Your Friends, Family, Boss and Colleagues?

I get questions every day about communication and how to communicate more effectively with the important (and sometimes not so important) people in our lives. Here are some of the questions I receive most often: My sister-in-law and I butt heads at every family dinner and it’s driving me crazy. She makes such underhanded and…

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Anger—Is it Better to Let It out or Hold It in?

Dr. Manny Alvarez: It's no secret that how you handle stress has a big impact on your health; however, what if the key to having an optimal health is in how you communicate during those stressful times? My guest today says her patients’ inability to communicate was literally making them sick, Dr. Neha Sangwan is the…

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Are You Worrying Yourself Sick?

Are you worrying yourself sick? via @drnehasangwan
We’re moving at lightning speed. We’re maxed out, overcommitted, and exhausted. It’s no wonder that one in eight Americans ages 18 and older suffers from an anxiety disorder, and over the last decade, the rates of anti-anxiety and insomnia medication use have skyrocketed. Anxiety is rooted in a fear of what might happen in the…

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The Two Step Decision Making Tool

Do You Have Decision-Fatigue? You know, when you waffle over making decisions that should be simpler than they feel. You make dozens of decisions every day ranging from simple ones (what to wear in the morning or what to eat) to more complex ones (whether you’ve outgrown a relationship or a job description). Sure, there…

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The Secret To Defeating Defensiveness

Do you know someone who enters conversations with their dukes up? Maybe it’s a colleague or boss at work. Or maybe it’s someone around the dinner table or at family gatherings.  You know, the person you wish would just relax, take a chill pill, and stop arguing and interrupting. You’ve probably done everything humanly possible…

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