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Five Phrases that will Bring You Greater Emotional Connection

By Sharon Wegman | June 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Five Phrases that will Bring You Greater Emotional Connection

In the world of counseling, we frequently discuss relationships and how to interact with people in positive ways. I regularly am directing people to learn new communication skills that promote positive emotional connections in their relationships. Learning a new way of how to speak to others is often like learning a foreign language. It takes…

Five Ways to be Focused Throughout Your Day

By Sharon Wegman | May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Five Ways to be Focused Throughout Your Day

I have started using timers for everything. I already used the timers for cooking and laundry, but as of late, I have been using timers as a means to stay on task. I become frustrated with myself or with situations when I find myself distracted from what I wish to focus my energy. In the…

Dog Named Ranger

By Sharon Wegman | March 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Dog Named Ranger

I have dog named Ranger who loves to give hugs. He has been giving hugs to people since he was a puppy. On occasion, I have brought Ranger to my offices to act as a therapy dog. He loves it. He gets to hug numerous people and some of my clients have gotten to experience their very…

The Paradox to Vulnerability

By Sharon Wegman | March 30, 2016 | Comments Off on The Paradox to Vulnerability

I was rude to several people yesterday while attending church. During the official greeting time of the church service, I refused to shake their hands. My rudeness was a really a desire to protect people from the head cold I have had for the last week. As I was greeting each person, instead of shaking…

Three Tools to Help You Begin to be More Vulnerable with People in Conversation

By Sharon Wegman | March 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Three Tools to Help You Begin to be More Vulnerable with People in Conversation

1. Do not allow yourself to give a pat answer to a friend who is asking you how you are doing. This would include responses such as “fine”, “good” and ” fine, how are you?” Many people have been taught that polite conversation is appropriate in all situations. Yes, it is good manners in general…