Improving Communication

A More Assertive You

Written by 
Teresa Dumain
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Rossman, Ph.D.

Honoring yourself by making your needs and desires known can help you manage stress that can come when what’s happening on the outside conflicts with what you’re feeling on the inside. Also, asserting yourself can help others get to know you better, which can strengthen your connections.

Expressing Mindful Reactions

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Rossman, Ph.D.

When you're mindful, you’re non-judgmentally present and aware in that moment; therefore, you might be more open to another perspective and that may change how you feel about the situation, lessening those quick—and usually harsh—judgments.

What Your Body Language Says About You

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

We may think that speech is our most impactful form of expression, but research shows that body language plays a big role—one that could be a hidden source of tension or misunderstanding in relationships, both at home and at work

What’s Your Argument Style?

Written by 
Teresa Dumain
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Recognizing what your argument style is can help you slowly adjust how you respond when faced with conflict. It may take some time—and a few heated arguments—but whether you’re fighting about something small or a bigger, more serious issue, you can work it out in a productive way.