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Posts Tagged ‘Honesty’

Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we feel really bad about something and we look toward others for social support, what are we really searching for? Do we want them to give us positive advice and make us feel better about our situation, or do we want them to just accept our feelings and let us know they are healthy […]

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A Simple Trick to Help Downplay Your Negativity

We all have “positive” and “negative” traits about ourselves – things we like about ourselves vs. things we don’t really like. Accepting both sides is important for being honest with ourselves. It’s important to be aware of both your strengths and weaknesses. No one’s perfect – everyone’s a mixed bag – and recognizing that can […]

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9 Tips on How to Be Honest With Someone Without Being Negative

Throughout my life I find people often struggle with how to be honest with someone without sounding too negative. For example, how often do you hear someone say something really hurtful, but then they quickly follow it up with, “I’m just being honest.” That’s a common excuse we say when we know we’ve just been […]

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8 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Persuasion

Persuasion isn’t just for businessmen and politicians, it’s something we all find ourselves doing on a daily basis. In its simplest form, persuasion is just communication that is intended to change someone’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. This could be a parent trying to persuade a child to eat their vegetables, or a teacher persuading a […]

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A Realistic Approach to Positive Thinking

Do a quick Twitter search for “positive thinking” and you’ll find new tweets being shared every minute about people trying to stay more positive in their lives. It’s a buzzy catchphrase that a lot of people use very often, but without really answering the question, “What does it really mean?” Everyone has their own definition, […]

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