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Friday / September 16 / 2011

Learning the art of argument: Lesson #4: Control anger escalation

Learning the art of argument is crucial to having a healthy relationship. This series challenges and equips you to identify your art (whether you consider yourself an artist or not). Today, LESSON #4: Control anger escalation Read the full story…

Thursday / September 15 / 2011

Learning the art of argument: Lesson #3: Choose the right words

Um, yeah… you DO realize there’s a lot of pressure writing a post entitled, “choose the right words”, right? Okay, here we go.

It’s not a megaphone you need in order to be heard, it’s the right words. Read the full story…

Wednesday / September 14 / 2011

Learning the art of argument: Lesson #2: Understand your arguing roots

Me (standing in the front, 7 yrs old) with my brother Mark (9 yrs old), baby sister Debbie (7 months old), our Dad & Mom, and Grandma & Grandpa (Mom's parents). We're on the steps of Grandma & Grandpa's home at 4 Willo Lane in Loudenville, NY on their 50th Wedding Anniversary (June 29, 1977)
Me (standing in the front, 7 yrs old) with my brother Mark (9 yrs old), baby sister Debbie (7 months old), our Dad & Mom, and Grandma & Grandpa (Mom’s parents). We’re on the steps of Grandma & Grandpa’s home at 4 Willo Lane in Loudenville, NY on their 50th Wedding Anniversary (June 29, 1977)

Understanding how you first learned to argue is critical to the success of your relationships. This series explores how to learn, understand, and nurture your art of arguing. LESSON #2: Understand your arguing roots

Spending the week in Myrtle Beach with my parents is always full of relaxation and reminiscing. Little did they know, however, our conversations during this visit would become the subject of my blog posts… Read the full story…

Tuesday / September 13 / 2011

Learning the art of argument: Lesson #1: Feelings are valid

Me and my Momma in Myrtle Beach (Sept. 13, 2011)

There’s an art to argument, you ask? Resoundingly, yes. In order to have a happy, successful, fruitful relationship, it’s critical you learn the art of argument unique to your relationships. In this series, we’ll explore how you can learn your art (whether you consider yourself an artist or not!) Read the full story…

Thursday / August 18 / 2011

5 reasons you should drop the ball on arguing

I’m humbled and honored (+ psyched!) to have earned Expert Author status on Ezine Articles dot com, home of some of the most passionate experts in hundreds of different niches from around the world. My post today is hosted on their site and I hope you will read my original post HERE.