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Fruitful Communication

Communication That Bears FRUIT!

Learn how to avoid misunderstandings and frustration that lead to hurtful words and emotional barriers through effective communication.

LifeStar Counseling can help you learn:

  • How to have a “good fight” with someone
  • How to listen and understand in a heated conversation
  • The top five communication “killers”

Have you ever found yourself in a conversation with a friend or family member that all of sudden just took a downward turn? Afterwards you scratch your head and wonder how that happened. Even though you were both speaking English, it felt like you were both speaking completely different languages. The conversation ended up with huge misunderstandings, hurtful words spoken, heated emotions boiling over and a new brick in the wall existing between the two of you.

Sadly, this is so common today. It happens between spouses, friends, parents and children, family members, business colleagues…basically it happens to everyone. We have all been in those conversations where you walk away feeling hopeless that there will ever be any understanding in that particular relationship. Many people make the choice to walk away which can happen in a variety of ways. Some walk away emotionally and they rarely engage or are emotionally present. Others literally walk out the door and try to find someone else who might be more understanding.

Communication is hard work sometimes. And yet being able to communicate is the essence of being able to connect with loved ones in meaningful ways. There are tools, rules, and resources that can help navigate the times when communication gets stuck, sidetracked, overwhelmed, or out of control. The satisfaction of working through a difficult conversation with a loved one is so rich and satisfying. The shared connection is deeper and there is hope that your relationship can endure tough times and come out stronger. Learning how to fight well with your loved ones is a skill that is essential to healthy communication and ultimately healthy relationships.

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business woman talking with associate

Inspiration

"Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use."
Ruth Gordon
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."
Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut
"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways."
Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "Woman Warrior"
"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Gail Sheehy
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Brontë
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Elbert Hubbard
"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
Helena Rubenstein, Polish cosmetics industrialist
"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."
Jenny Craig
"We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies."
Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique"

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