Category Archives: conversation

How To Listen & How To Be Heard

Without real listening, we’re walking around with “eyes half open, heart half closed.” Here’s how to listen and how to be heard. Continue reading

Posted in attention, conversation, listening, mindfulness | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Mom Knows Nothing

There’s peace to be found right beyond the need for answers. That puts the emphasis on love, not on what’s right. Continue reading

Posted in attention, conversation, mindfulness, mothering, nature, peace | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

To Be, Or To Multitask

We’ve tuned ourselves to distraction. That seems to make us uncomfortable with distraction’s opposite—-the powerfully real time spent in contemplation or conversation. Continue reading

Posted in attention, conversation, mindfulness, technology | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Open-Eyed Optimism

Dinner table conversation requires little from me except that I keep my eyes open. Continue reading

Posted in books, conversation, optimism | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments