Today’s phrase December

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Today's phrase

27th Dec

Anger often begins as a cry to be respected or as a desire for fairness.
Anger is an emotional signal that tells a person something needs to be changed. Dr Les Carter


Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being. You need a gentle listener, as well! By Patty Wipfler


20th Dec

Grieving is a journey that teaches us how to love in a new way now that our loved one is no longer with us. Consciously remembering those who have died is the key that opens our hearts, that allows us to love them in new ways. By Thomas Attig


18th Dec

If there is any sure-fire way to destroy trust and love, control is it. By Dr H Cloud, Dr J Townsend


17th Dec

No one can actually love another if he feels he doesn’t have a choice not to. By Dr H Cloud, Dr J Townsend


12th Dec

If you can give up the idea of winning and see the interaction somewhat differently – from a place of personal power (see post on 9th Dec) you should then see an opportunity to negotiate openly.  By Anne Dickson


9th Dec

Personal Power

It has everything to do with a strong sense of self, the ability to balance care for oneself with care for others, the commitment to be true to yourself and the capacity to see beyond the ladders of life. By Anne Dickson



How do you listen? 

Please listen when I talk,

but don’t only listen with your ears,

because if you do, you might not hear all I’m saying,

for I do not only talk with my mouth.

Listen with your eyes—look at me—watch me.

My actions may be saying more than my words.

You must listen with your eyes because I speak with my eyes.

My eyes are the mouthpieces of my inner self.

The inner me is the real me, the me you need to know.


Most of all listen to me with your heart, for I talk mainly with my heart.

My voice might say, ‘How are you, what are you doing?’

And your ears may hear this—but my heart might be yelling,

`Ask me how I am!’ Get me to talk.

I need to talk—

If you don’t listen with your heart

you won’t hear, and I’ll be afraid to really talk to you.

But if you will listen with your heart you will hear,

And I will talk and you will listen,

And the rainbow will seem to have more colour.                  Unknown author



We can’t change what happened to us as children but we can change the way we think about those event.  by D. J. Siegel & M. Hartzell