Six Building Blocks for Better Listeners

September 26th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

How many people do you have in your life who truly listen to you?  Listen fully, without judgment and even help you hear yourself better?  Probably not very many…  As I’ve asked this question in workshops over the years, rarely can people name more than three or four people who hold this kind of place […]

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Impact or Intention?

September 6th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

I intend to be conscientious and careful as back out of my narrow driveway multiple times of day. And although it’s daytime, and there is no radio, talking, texting or even anyone in the car, I’ve managed to swipe the driver’s side mirror off by the way too close proximity of my car to the […]

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August 23rd, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Golf…I’ve always wondered about the fascination with golf, and certainly never thought it would be a sport for me.  Emily, my daughter, and I took lessons this summer.  Perhaps it was the gorgeous, warm but low-humidity summer that gives the season a great reputation, or perhaps it was some unique mother-daughter time. A serene, park-like […]

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The Tale of Two Cookies

July 31st, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.   She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, That that the man sitting beside her, as […]

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Is the Glass Half Empty of Half Full?

June 17th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

I read this post recently, and thought it was a great twist on a common expression…Just had to share! A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, “half empty […]

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Making Room

April 30th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

I didn’t know what a “clothing swap” party was, much less, what to bring or what I would find that evening. The idea behind the swap was in purging what you no longer wore or wanted from your closet, you could trade those items with someone else and both be better off than you were […]

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Be Purposeful

March 29th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

          “One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know’, Alice answered. ‘Then’, said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter which road you take.’ […]

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Your Calling

March 28th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

This is a contribution by Tara Sophia Mohr “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes It’s me. The one who keeps talking to you about that thing. That project. That possibility. I know you think you couldn’t be the one for the job, but honestly, if you weren’t the one for the job, […]

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Being Present

March 22nd, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

          I didn’t know it as a child, but now I recognize the gift my father gave me by being present.  He had the ability to stop what he was doing and truly focus on others, and listen to not just words, but what was behind those words.  As a parent, […]

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A Blank Slate

March 19th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

A blank slate… what comes to mind?  Do you think of emptiness or perhaps a lot of work, or does a blank slate energize you with opportunity and creativity?  We often associate a blank slate with starting over, so perhaps your initial thoughts may be based on whether or not you want  a fresh start, […]

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