Living in the northeast the signs of fall are all around us. The weather is changing. The leaves are changing color. Some days are brilliantly sunny while others are gloomy
“What do you mean that I ate your doughnut?” My perception was that I took a small bite of her doughnut. Her perception was that I “ate her doughnut.” Was either of us wrong? Absolutely not.
Two of the greatest ways to build connection and empathy during conversation is through eye contact and mirroring. Beginning with healthy eye contact, communication can open up through empathy and connection.