Category: Listening

What is Family Council? (Agenda attached)

Holding the space for family council each week breathes life into the home and gives the family and its members room to heal, grow, and become a strong team.

Family Council Agenda 4.24.16

…open communication in family council allows us to pool our strengths and help each other…

Easy Agenda for tomorrow’s Family Council

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Family Council Quick Start Agenda & Notes

When beginning a new habit it’s important to start small, be consistent and build some incentive into it.  This Family Council Quick Start Agenda covers the basics and allows you to easily begin your first family council meeting this week. Use this agenda until meeting…

The gift of sight

[we are] offered the opportunity to weave together a new understanding of God and to seek Him where He is instead of where [we] want Him to be.

The Becoming Years

The other day I was having a conversation at the pool with a dear friend.  As a fellow traveler on this road of healing, she could relate to the place I find myself in with such gracious understanding that I reveled in the tidbits…

Experiencing sadness is ok

This week I received a lot of kindness.  I often am the recipient of kindness but I was kind of surprised at the number of people who were “worried” about me.  Perhaps I’m still learning to be an emotive person who showcases more than…

Leaning & Listening

(NOTE: My apologies if you read this the other day.  I accidentally posted it out of order.  It should make a bit more sense now :)) Posture.  Leaning forward says “I’m invested in what you’re saying, I hear you.”   Whereas leaning back can…

Listening: with your arms

Arms.  It is easy to fidget, twiddle or distract oneself with arms or hands, this is especially true if the subject matter you’re listening to is uncomfortable.   It is also easy to convey a closed attitude by folding the arms across the chest . …

Learning to Listen: Body Language

As a resident assistant, I remember feeling carried away with fascination as our mentor taught us about the ways to say “I’m listening” with our manner and posture.  I had always considered listening to be a task managed with ease by my ears and…