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Girlfriend Appreciation: A Lifetime of Relationships

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

It’s been a while since I’ve posted  – time flies when you are totally engulfed in life.  It’s time to catch  up on  the blog posts I started but didn’t finish up.  This one is about the ultimate gift of appreciation and my gratitude for my girlfriends. I am not one that can be easily surprised. I like to think it’s my astute awareness of things around me and my natural curiosity, though my husband would say that’s just a nice way of saying I’m nosy. But, this time I was truly surprised. Ten of my best friends threw a surprise Mother of the

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Improving communication: Small words, huge impact

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

When it comes to showing gratitude and improving communication with each other, small works! Here are five of my favorite small words that have a huge impact on communicating in relationships. 1. Please. First things first. Be polite and show respect. Always say please. 2. Thank you. Underused and the value is way under-rated. 3. I’m sorry. Say specifically what you are sorry for, for even greater impact. 4. I understand. Empathy is a great communicator. 5. Great job. Don’t you wish everyone focused more on the positive things that happen? What are your favorite small words? Please comment below!

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Gratitude through your storm: 5 ways to cope

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Man is affected not by his circumstances, but rather the view he takes of them. ~ Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning Gratitude in our daily lives is a powerful communication skill. I’ve written a lot about appreciation and gratitude and how simple, yet incredibly important it is.  But, how about showing gratitude when things aren’t going so well, when your life feels like you are in the middle of a storm, or when nothing seems right with your world? Not so simple, but just as important. Give gratitude in all circumstances When we give gratitude regardless of our circumstances,

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