Category Archives: Communication

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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Choose Your Method Wisely

GET THE MP3 FOR THIS EPISODE |  LISTEN ON iTUNES This week we're going to work on something called Choosing Your Communication Method Wisely. The reason I chose this is because so many people have asked me questions like, "Did I do this wrong? Did I communicate with somebody in the wrong way? Is that what caused…

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How to Make the Right Decision Every Time

GET THE MP3 FOR THIS EPISODE Have you ever wondered why some areas of your life work so well and others don’t? Most likely it has to do with the day-to-day choices you’re making. Yet you might not even realize you often react—just to avoid discomfort rather than responding thoughtfully to what’s in your best…

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3 Tips for Successful Conversations

LISTEN ON iTUNES Have you ever hesitated to have a conversation with someone because you doubted if it was the right time? Or because you weren’t sure if your concern was legitimate enough? I received a question about this everyday dilemma from a woman in Chicago. And I knew it was time to share a…

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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 Key to Feeling Heard—Every Time!

The Key to Feeling Heard–Every Time!
Who’s the best listener in your life? You know, that person who just gets you. Don’t you wish you could clone him or her? Yet other times, you might feel like a broken record, repeating the same message over and over—to people who seem tuned out. And no matter how important your topic or how…

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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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Are You On Empty or Self-Full?

Are You on Empty or Self-Full?
How many times have you tuned out the safety instructions blaring over the loudspeaker on an airplane? I bet you could recite them verbatim. The flight attendant calls for everyone’s attention. You know the drill … let’s fast forward to this part: “In the unlikely event that the cabin pressure should drop, oxygen masks will…

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Your Window of Opportunity

My final manuscript for TalkRx heads to the publisher shortly, so thanks for your emails and support along the way. I’m back in the real world again and excited to regularly communicate with you! I just returned from Kripalu Retreat Center on the East Coast where I led a weekend workshop previewing communication tools from…

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