Learn to respond, not react

​5 steps to becoming a more effective communicator: Reactivity in ourselves and other causes wars. The all out anger ones. The endless bickering about everything kind. The vengeful, I-will-get-you-back-how-dare-you kind. The three week silent treatment standoffs. The let's-pretend-it-never-happened ones. The passive aggressive, "I do not even realize I am actually angry under my seemingly friendly facade" wars Reactivity is a hard…

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Do you love me enough to love my “NO”?

I find it hard to choose between the books that had such a profound influence on my life, but "Boundaries" by Dr John Townsend and Dr Henry Cloud is definitely top 5! I call it my Boundaries Bible with good reason. Say we actually have good, healthy boundaries - which many of us do not have - what happens if…

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