Conflict Resolution through Conscious Communication

Conscious communication involves being deliberate, authentic, and aware in interactions, allowing for thoughtful responses rather than impulsive reactions. It emphasizes taking responsibility for your feelings and actions, rather than blaming or making excuses. Miscommunication is a major cause of corporate mistakes and divorces, highlighting the importance of effective communication, which relies heavily on nonverbal cues.…

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Bridging Our Differences for Unity

Bridging our differences for unity is a compelling journey towards fostering understanding and collaboration in a diverse world. It recognizes that our societies are comprised of individuals with varying backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. This initiative seeks to bridge the gaps that often arise due to these differences, encouraging dialogue, empathy, and open-mindedness. By embracing diversity…

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The Power of Words: How They Create Hate or Hope

More than ever, our world needs conscious leaders who are effective communicators.  Leaders who speak their truth with empathy and compassion.  In this month’s podcast, we will help you identify your subconscious beliefs around your own communication skills so that you are heard and can continue to be the beacon of light the world needs.…

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Holiday Communication: Family Love Fest or Smack Down?

What’s not to love about the holidays?  Good friends, good food and good fun!  But what happens when the spiced eggnog is flowing and the conversation turns to the dreaded topic of religion or politics? We all want to enjoy spending time with our families, but it takes self-awareness, patience and understanding to make sure…

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Peace For the Holidays: How to Communicate with Family

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When we come together with our families of origin for the holidays, we can find ourselves triggered. Old wounds can open up, and we may find ourselves reacting instead of responding. Even if it’s never happened before, you can have peace for the holidays. You can be present, communicate with family and have a happy…

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The Law of Appreciation: A Thanksgiving Exercise


A lot of people are saying that 2020 has been strange, out of the ordinary, challenging…and that’s true. But does that mean it has to affect your outlook in a negative way? Does it mean you have to throw in the towel and hole up until 2021 arrives? No way! It simply means that the…

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The Election: Create Harmony and Have a Voice

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The upcoming election will not be the first or the last time that angst is felt in our families, our communities, our country and our world. Many of us are struggling with how to have a voice and express our truths, while still creating good will and harmony. In times such as these, it can…

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Political Synergy: Wisdom for Now and Later


Many of us have never seen the country, or the world, so divided. As we move closer to the U.S. presidential election, you may be wondering if you’ll be able to accept the outcome. You may also be questioning how others will cope if your candidate wins. Or, more realistically, perhaps you’re wondering—no matter who…

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How the Best Leaders Communicate

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The leaders you admire most have a few things in common. Maybe they have superior listening skills. Perhaps they’re empathetic or emotionally intelligent. One thing’s for sure: All great leaders are exceptional communicators. The best leaders communicate how they will take responsibility. They communicate with integrity, they communicate their boundaries and they communicate to inspire,…

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The Essence of Leadership

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Here is the Essence of Leadership: A leader takes people where they want to go; a great leader takes people where they don’t want to be, but where they ought to be. What does that statement mean to you? If you think back on the leaders in your life (professional, personal and otherwise) who have…

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