Active listening

Real Friends – Who are they, how to be one

My mother’s name is Iris.  It doesn’t surprise me that there are so many beautiful meanings behind the flower named, Iris.  The flower that bares the name, Iris is linked to the definition of faith, hope, and wisdom, all qualities my dear mother possess.

Let me explain a few ways my mother displayed these qualities and thereby teaching me the meaning of a real friend. (more…)

How to Listen to Become a Great Writer

 

A good LISTENER is the key to GREAT content!

I’m the first to admit this about myself, but I am not a natural good listener. My hyper personality makes it a struggle to sit still and listen.  That’s why my tag line is ‘Musings of a bi-polar writer’.  The channels in my brain are constantly switching.

I had to teach myself to focus so that I can listen. I’ve implemented some practices in my life that have greatly attributed to being able to slow my brain down and focus when people are talking to me.  Perhaps, this is a challenge for you as well, and why you clicked on this article.  Here are some practices that I’ve picked up that have helped me to be a good listener. (more…)