Wellness Wednesdays: Basics of Communication

tellyourfavesWhat are the basics of communication?

Relationships can make us or break us in many ways. Human relationships are built upon communication: a look, a laugh, physical contact or talk. No relationship can begin without communication. Communication is the glue that holds a relationship together, and communication is what makes a relationship grow stronger or break down. The health of our relationships affect every area of our lives. Relationships can cause tremendous stress. Continuous stress breaks down the body and causes illness. Conversely, good relationships make a long and healthy life much more likely.

What are the basics of communication? The golden rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Communication is a two-way street. It’s about giving, love and teamwork. The more mutually understanding the bond of communication, the better the relationship. There needs to be a basis or protocol, a set of rules or principles that both people agree upon. Therefore a relationship must also have accountability. read more

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