Shift in direction

“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.” — Kristin Armstrong Looking for a little relief in the arrival of new black clouds overhead, we might enjoy the thoughts of Kim Hubbard, editor-at-large, People Magazine:  … More Shift in direction

Conversation

“The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.” — William Temple *   *   * “Mac and Caw” — Acrylics painting of two Macaws by Mary O’Connor © 2018  View more in Gallery of Our Natural World

Listen up!

“Every good conversation starts with good listening.”— Author unknown *   *   * Billy talks up a storm with good listener, Ellie. — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017  

Body Language

“Body language speaks much more succinctly and honestly than mere spoken words.” — Dixie Waters “Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.” — Deborah Bull *   *   * … More Body Language

Best Buddies

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey “The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling … More Best Buddies