Life experiences and careers include owner and management of retail stores in suburban New York and in Arizona. Volunteer work for hospitals emergency rooms and Battered and Abused Women. Degrees include BA in Chemistry/Biology from Boston College.
People from all walks of life benefit from someone dedicated to listening to them—from business executives to housewives. You may work alone and not have time to form personal relationships or you may live alone and need human contact. You may be an extrovert or an introvert. You may be living with a spouse who is greatly lacking in good listening skills or working with bosses and coworkers who don’t have time to listen.
There’s nothing in this world like REALLY being listened to
It’s deeply nurturing and is so necessary for a healthy mind, body and spirit!
Here’s a favorite quote:
“One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change our whole outlook on the world.”
— Dr. E. H. Mayo
What’s even more interesting is that the person listening is benefitting by slowing down to listen and focusing on the other person thereby having to be especially PRESENT—almost as though the listener is in meditation listening to the thoughts, wants and wishes of the speaker.