How Negativity Bias Keeps You from Connecting

How Negativity Bias Keeps You from Connecting

We all want to protect ourselves from getting hurt or disappointed, but our brain’s natural desire for survival can be the greatest detriment to interpersonal connection. Here’s how you can overcome it.

Ali’s Anecdotes: On Practicing Cognitive Empathy

Ali’s Anecdotes: On Practicing Cognitive Empathy

Cognitive empathy sounds easy enough, but it’s surprisingly challenging in the moment. Here’s a template for how I practice cognitive empathy with my daughter, especially when she’s in sticky situations with her friends.

Ali’s Anecdotes: We’re All Just People

Ali’s Anecdotes: We’re All Just People

No matter who you’re dealing with, it’s imperative to remember that we’re all just people. Here’s a story of how I helped a friend apply this crucial information ahead of her job search.

The Most Important Communication Concept to Remember

The Most Important Communication Concept to Remember

Sometimes communication feels like the hardest thing in the world. Remembering this one simple rule will help you work through communication challenges and strengthen your connections with the people who matter most.

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