-- Quote of the Day --
“When we speak we speak, we speak from our own world, and the person listening is hearing it from their world. …A lot of times when the conversations are emotion filled – it is at those times when we need to stop and …consciously think about how we want to come across. So I if I give off a lot of negative behavior they will see this and not hear what I am saying. …85% of what we believe is what we see not what we hear. So when we are speaking we need to have the body language that supports our words. …Many times you’ll hear ‘It is not what you say but how you say it’. …Taking the time to reflect on how I can best tell this person what I need to say so that our relationship is not destroyed. …There is a tendency for us to believe that two monologues is a dialogue – but it is not. A dialogue is when each person understands that there is a vested interest in the relationship, in the message that is being sent, the response and in how we are both going to feel when we walk away from the conversation.”
~ Kim Barnes - July 2, 2009
~ Kim Barnes - July 2, 2009
Today's quote was taken from a Conscious Discussions interview that aired on July 2, 2009 - In this interview we learned about body language, choosing words, how to redirect a conversations or set the rules for a debate and much more. Check out the Conscious Communication episode by clicking on the links here, or look to the right to find links to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.
-- Positive Eco-News --
Quoted from Japan for Sustainability Newsletter (www.japanfs.org):
"Mazda Motor Corp., a major Japanese automobile manufacturer, commenced on March 25, 2009, commercial leasing of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, a hydrogen hybrid vehicle that offers substantially improved performance thanks to the addition of a hybrid system. Mazda is the world's first automobile manufacturer to begin commercial leasing of a hydrogen hybrid vehicle."
The Brummets would like to send out a round of applause to Mazda and their staff for making this possible!
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