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In a world where a lot of our communication is digital, email is just another medium through which people can get to know you. The purpose of email might not always be social–after all, it’s a major form of work communication for many of us. However, email is always an opportunity to connect. So why not do so authentically? Small, authentic touches add up to remind the other person that you are a human being on the other end. Your
An effective apology should make you and the other person feel better. Use these 5 steps for how to apologize (plus examples), in order to build an apology that covers your emotional bases.
Congratulations on the impulse to read about mansplaining and what it means for you. That’s a big first step–which you would likely avoid if you were a hopeless mansplainer. To communicate more effectively and stop getting labeled, check out the information below, including: the definition of mansplaining, examples, and 3 concrete ways to stop. What is mansplaining? If you’ve been told you were a mansplainer, you probably want to know what that technically means. Mansplaining is when you explain something
Want to comfort a friend who’s struggling, but aren’t sure what to say? Here, find a framework for verbally supporting someone, along with specific phrases that may help when you’re at a loss. Your friend might be depressed, might have just lost a family member, might be going through a breakup, having a panic attack, or something else. Sometimes you can’t relate, or it’s just so bad, you don’t know what to say. A good framework for replying to your
Sitting there frozen, worrying about how to ask for what you want or need? It happens to the best of us.
When you feel others’ expectations–whether they have voiced them or not–it’s easy to prioritize meeting those expectations, even at your own expense. Especially if you’ve ever had people-pleasing tendencies.
It’s hard to know how to take a compliment. To receive a compliment with grace, you have to accept positive feelings about yourself–and that can feel uncomfortable when you haven’t done it much! Take as little as 10 minutes to complete this worksheet by: Printing it, or Writing your answers on a separate piece of paper, or Typing your answers into Notes or a word document. Who can this compliments worksheet help, and how? This worksheet is good for people
Even if you haven’t successfully asserted yourself before, you have to start somewhere. Maybe by completing this worksheet. Assertiveness skills are within reach, no matter how shy you are now.
Use this worksheet to have productive conversations about boundaries, by creating a boundary contract. Explore both sides of the situation, identify compromises, and agree on how to handle boundary violations. Take just 10 minutes to complete this worksheet by: Printing it, or Writing your answers on a separate piece of paper, or Typing your answers into Notes or a word document. Who can this boundary contract worksheet help, and how? This relationships worksheet is good for people who have experienced:
Spending quality time with friends, in laws, and your own family is important. But you can’t always accept their invites, whether you want to or not.