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Give | the Gift | of Humour |

Give the Gift of Humour this year … Thanks for your attention … I won’t need it for too long This post is written in a rhyme … cause I cannot do a song I’ll keep it short, here’s my pitch … while in the festive frame of mind With a tip for one of […]

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Body Language 101 … the 3rd in a 3 part series

More tips to consider …  *as a listener avoid the roaming eyes … it’s a sure signal you’re looking for something more interesting to focus on *the study of personal space and how we use it is called Proxemics, a word coined by Edward T. Hall. Check your reaction when someone enters your space uninvited […]

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Body Language 101 … the 2nd in a 3 part series

More tips to consider …  *you cannot not communicate … just because you aren’t talking doesn’t mean you’re not saying anything … and saying it LOUDLY. *look to hands and feet if you are are unclear of the messages being sent … often they are dead giveaways of nerves. *the body does not lie unless […]

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Body Language 101 … the 1st in a 3 part series

It all started in a Psych course, third year university. Just one lesson covered a topic known as ‘Non-Verbal Communication’. I was immediately interested because like many of you I was an avid people watcher. I would spend hours each day in my treasured spot on campus watching students file by. And as I watched […]

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In the company of friends …

Having just returned from four days away with some old friends I recognize the importance of such an adventure. It not only refreshes everyone on the goings on in our lives and within each family but it’s also a reminder of what brought us together in the first place. In each other’s company we can […]

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Fare Dolce Niente …

It sounds like an exotic dessert, but translated this Italian phrase means … ‘to do sweet nothing’. To chill, kick back, relax and take a time out to enjoy a recess. Ironically it’s when we finally have the chance to settle into downtime with nothing on our agendas or on our minds that we often […]

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Random Acts …

A number of communities have designated this Friday, November 4th as a day to celebrate little things we do for others … a day of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. It is meant to encourage us to get out into our ‘world’ and do some good. My Nona used to say “do good and you forget; […]

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Having a ‘bad day’ …

“I’m having a bad day” is proclaimed far too often and at inopportune times … like while we’re waiting to be served in some capacity. It’s typically issued as a waiver, an excuse of the intolerable behaviour to which we will soon be subjected. Great. And all I wanted was a coffee, black, no creme, […]

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Shhh, the whole world can hear you …

On far too many occasions I have been shushed for speaking too loudly, opening my mouth at the wrong time or interrupting someone’s train of thought with my sound bytes. Each reprimand serves as a reminder to ‘keep it down’. Sometimes I obey and often I forget. Besides there are times when it’s just more fun […]

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Humour 101 … is it playful or painful?

Humour is used everyday with little thought given to the effect it might have on others. Imagine … a balloon and a brick. Each time we attempt to use a bit of humour with others we should measure our approach against these two items.

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