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  • Chemistry, Choosing Words and Cheesesteak

    I am an average cook at best. I mean, at the very best. Sure, there are a few things I can cook really well, but the remainder of the stuff pre-March 2020 was barely palatable, so when you averaged it out, it was, well, average. My very best kitchen skill is ordering carryout.

    Rebecca Buell Rebecca Buell
    May 20, 2020
  • Charleston Listens with Positive Speaking Tone

    During one of my many conversations, I made a statement with words that I thought were right on. The listener became defensive and countered, “You’re being condescending.” I said, “Whoa! I didn’t mean to be!” I began to listen to his story and my attitude changed. Then, I restated similar words using a different tone.

    Julie Chapman Julie Chapman
    Apr 11, 2016