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What We’re Reading: Crucial Conversations

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When you think of crucial conversations, what comes to mind? Is it a certain person, such as a boss or a significant other? Is it a certain topic, like raising your kids or managing finances? We all have certain people who we either struggle to communicate with (think: your teenager), or certain people with whom we often discuss very serious, sensitive subjects (think: your spouse, your business partner, etc.). In addition, we also each have a few topics of conversation that make us uncomfortable or nervous. It might be politics, it might be money, it might be discussions about the…

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Mindfulness

What We’re Reading: Mindfulness – An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

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Mindfulness--You may have heard your yoga instructor talk about this or a therapist or that friend who is always on the hunt for the next best way to improve his life, but what is it, really? Some have called it the secret to “the kind of peace and happiness that gets into your bones and promotes a deep seated authentic love of life, seeping into everything you do and helping you to cope more skillfully with the worst that life throws at you (p. 2).” But that is not really a definition. It’s more of a statement of outcome. Part...
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