Giving Sincere Appreciation

Written by Maren Schmidt

One of the formative experiences of my early twenties was taking the Dale Carnegie Course in Public Speaking and Human Relations. Each class we focused on a tenet of Carnegie's philosophy, one of which is to give sincere, honest appreciation.

But...

Finding Seeds Of Appreciation

Written by Maren Schmidt

In our worst traits lay the seeds of our best traits.

In those moments when we criticize behavior, we have an opportunity. If we take the time to shift our perception and look for the positive in the situation, we will find a quality to...