Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Art of Being Curious and Asking Questions

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By Monique A Honaman

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“You don’t have to know everything in the world. We aren’t supposed to. It makes you boring in mixed company if you can’t be interested and ask questions of other people.” ~ Angela Johnso

I know enough about myself to know that I get really frustrated by people who don’t ask any questions of others. You know the type, right? Those who talk and talk and talk, and who never pause and ask, “So, what about you?” It’s called the art of conversation. It’s called the gift of curiosity. It’s called expressing a genuine interest in someone else.

Three recent scenarios.

My husband and I were out to dinner in NYC with friends of friends who had connected us. They are a high-swagger, business-savvy couple who live on the upper west side. My husband and I asked all sorts of questions to keep the conversation moving.

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6 Things Narcissistic Parents Do

This post was originally published on this siteBy Seth Meyers, Psy.D. A narcissistic parent is one who is motivated to raise children who will fit into a role prescribed for them by the parent. Think of the parent as an architect, drawing plans for what the house—in this case, the child—should look like. The narcissistic parent… Continue Reading

Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders

This post was originally published on this siteBy Stephanie Boone In recent years, various pharmaceuticals such as anti-depressants and tranquilizers have been utilized to treat a wide range of anxiety disorders. This trend, while often immediately beneficial to the patient, has publicly overshadowed the therapeutic treatments which are arguably the most effective in the long… Continue Reading

5 Warning Signs That Your Partner May Not Be Good in a Crisis

This post was originally published on this siteBy Andrea Hutton, Critically Acclaimed Author and Speaker Sometimes the very things we find attractive in someone may actually be warning signs that they may not be good for us in the long run. Those high expectations that make him a success in business may turn to unnecessary… Continue Reading