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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

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou, African-American poet
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
Marie Curie, chemist and physicist
"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform."
Diane Mariechild, author of "Mother of Wit"
"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
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
Rosa Parks, African-American civil rights activist
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
Ella Fitzgerald, African-American Jazz singer
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple"
"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
"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose."
Indira Gandhi, first female prime minister of India
“It's never too late... never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”
Jane Fonda

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