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Time is How You Spend Your Love

So that she could more comfortably sleep, the cardiac intensive care room was darkened, and only those lights spilling in from the nurses’ station outside of it illuminated the room.   Yeah, and the glow from the multitude of monitors, measuring more vital signs than I could even begin to understand.  More than a dozen IV’s…
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I think I’ve heard that one before…

Listening & Deja Vu Deja Vu – a French term describing the feeling that one has lived through the present situation before; a feeling of familiarity (the feeling of having “already lived through” something); a feeling of recollection. Deja vu accurately describes how we were feeling when we met her last week. Still, our feelings…
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Our Top 10 Moments of 2018!

1. Hiring Abby Turner, Chief Listening Officer, who worked hard to create and publish a training resource endorsed by The Ken Blanchard Companies and led our training seminars in 2018 with several others already scheduled for 2019. Learn more about our compassionate listening training here. 2. We welcomed eight new members to STTIT’s support team:…
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For all of us

They rose as one. Under a beautifully decorated white tent on a nearly perfect early autumn evening, they rose in a warm standing ovation. They were liberal, moderate, and conservative. Republican, Democrat, and Independent. Evangelical, Catholic, mainline, and agnostic. African American and Caucasian, gay and straight. Millennials and those in their ninth decade. They had…
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Resisting the pull to rescue

We are thrilled to share this guest post from our friend Tamsin Hartley, who is doing incredible work in the UK through The Listening Space. Thank you, Tamsin! Most of us have a natural desire to help others. Seeing someone in distress makes us feel uncomfortable. It triggers our “righting reflex,” that innate desire to…
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Be an everyday radical

Our word ‘radical’ shared its origins with the word ‘radish’; both are concerned with roots and are often bitter. —James Dorsey Not many people would consider themselves radicals. Some would never want that label. While some radicals—Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., or even Jesus—receive high praise for their countercultural…
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Standing Guard

A police officer stood duty by the cathedral’s front door. In all the times we’d gone inside, we’d never seen a guard before. But Wednesday’s noontime service was no ordinary service. The explosive grand jury report that had been made public the day before made it no ordinary day. Since our office is next to…
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The Old Man and The Sea

This blog post is a free chapter from our latest book, Someone To Tell It To: Moved With Compassion. If you’d like to read more stories like this one, you can purchase the entire book here. “Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us f
rom being able to fly… and if left…
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What listening can do for your business

Post by Abby Turner, Chief Listening Officer I cowered in the corner of the modern looking office of the head of the college music department. There were two walls of windows separating us from the hallway. Any other students or professors walking by could easily see that I was sobbing. “It’s your lucky day, Abby.…
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Sterling Riethman to be recognized at the ESPYs

Tonight, Someone To Tell It To’s sixth annual gathering keynote speaker Sterling Riethman will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on the ESPYs, airing at 8:00pm on ABC. The award will be given to six female athletes and their attorney for speaking out about the abuse they endured from Dr. Larry Nassar of Michigan…
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