Peter Gibb
Peter Gibb
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Awareness – the keys to the kingdom

Awareness – the keys to the kingdom

It starts with Awareness Want the key to unlock the magic of Mindfulness? Awareness. There you have it. So simple. Yes, but tricky. Awareness is like the sun on a cloudy day – now you see it, now you don't. Hard to hold on to. A lot of the principles of mindful...

In Praise of Small Talk

In Praise of Small Talk

What is Small Talk and Why Bother? In praise of small talk. Seems like a strange title for a blog about "Mindful Conversation." Most people think of mindful conversation as being about "deep talk." But don't be too quick to discount small talk. Small talk can actually...

How not to make a sale

How not to make a sale

Mindful awareness of small details yields a huge impact on new relationships. Wendy and I had an appointment with a realtor who had been recommended to us. We had a short phone chat, then met her for the first time at a property site. When we pulled up, she was...

Are newborn babies experts in mindful conversation?

Are newborn babies experts in mindful conversation?

How do you communicate with a newborn? Are newborn babies experts in Mindful Conversation? The simple answer is "Yes and No." Not so simple as it might seem. Of course, the answer is "No." Newborns have no language skills! They don't know a single word. They don't...

Impact of Mindful Conversation

Impact of Mindful Conversation

I've had several people speak to me about the impact of mindful conversation. A friend, who had been visiting with his family, in a passing comment at the top of the stairs, said, "I love how you talk with people. It's different."  "Thank you," I said, and we moved...

How do you begin a conversation?

How do you begin a conversation?

Shifting Gears. You feel it, that moment of transition, when the time is right. You've said "Hello." Now what? How do you begin a conversation? Both what you talk about and how you say it, begin to set the stage for the conversation. Beginning Remarks By the time you...

What to say after you’ve said “Hello.”

What to say after you’ve said “Hello.”

I've been talking about opening a conversation for several blogs. The basic elements are ... well, basic, but that doesn't mean that they're generally used. Not by a long shot. You say you know how to open a conversation? You probably do, but do you practice it? Here...

What is Better Conversation?

What is Better Conversation?

The best path to better conversation is to be Mindful. Mindful Conversation does not mean sitting on a mountain top, meditating! In fact, it has very little to do with meditation, although attitudes associated with meditation, such as inner peace and presence in the...

The Art of Small Talk

The Art of Small Talk

Small talk, much-maligned, can easily become a catalyst for a deeper connection. Let the art of small talk be your guide.  Always  keep your antenna up for clues. I consider mastering small talk an important part of mindful conversation. The past few blogs have all...

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