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July 07, 2018
Yippee - the weekend is here. As I am writing this newsletter, I can hear the horn of a passenger ship in the harbor and I always wonder, where are they going now. One day I shall take a trip.I was confronted with an old question, "what is the difference between Hearing and Listening? What would you say? Have you thought about it at some stage?I though I knew the answer but I was pleasantly surprised reading the different answers to this question. Obviously I am not the first one to contemplate this question.
"Hearing" - when you detect some kind of sound e.g. a dog barking.
"Listening" can actually be divided into 4 categories:
· Appreciative listening - e.g. when you listen to lovely music and it has an effect on your.
· Critical listening - when you are listening to a speech or a talk where you are taking notes for your benefit.
· Relationship listening - e.g. when you need to mediate between two parties and you pay close attention to both sides before giving your verdict.
· Discriminative listening - when you listen but look past the words to get the real message. You might look at body language to see "what the person is saying".
So listening and hearing are so close, yet so different.Happy StitchingAnnemarie
August 21, 2018
I think there are basically two types/purposes of hearing/listening, then subcategories under each’ One is to hear/listen to gain knowledge
The second is to hear/listen to respond. These days I find the vast majority of people hear/listen to respond and very few actually hear/listen to gain knowledge or understand the situation. We have to look no more than our facebook groups to see the responses to posts.
October 12, 2018
I am sure you looked twice at the heading of today's topic. Seems like I suggest you fight fire with fire. lol Let me put your mind at rest. I hate any form of violence. In this little write-up I would like to share some positive steps we all can take to successfully deal with cyber bullies.
Using the Internet, a mobile phone or a camera to hurt or embarrass someone is considered cyber bullying. It can be shared widely with a lot of people quickly, which is why it is so dangerous and hurtful.
October 08, 2018
Some time ago Sybrand and I decided on new curtains for 2 rooms in our house. He could choose the colors for the study and I could choose the colors for the master bedroom. I was very happy to choose a rustic brown color and Sybrand choose "light blue". I suggested "sapphire blue" but he stuck to "light blue". (I am sure it was sapphire blue though). In the end we were very happy with each others color choices and there was no (further) argument. lol
However that got me thinking about the different way men and woman see colors. It seems that I am definitely not the only one with this question - Do men and woman see the same colors?
October 02, 2018
When we talk about "mans best friend" we all agree we refer to a domestic dog. Dogs have been extensively trained as service animals to perform tasks as guide dogs, herding dogs, search and rescue dogs, tracking and hunting dogs etc. And do not forget your "best friend" at home. Which brings me to the topic of Emotional Support Animals.
An emotional support animal is a dog, or cat, or other pet that helps alleviate symptoms of an emotional or mental disability through companionship and affection. The animal doesn’t need specific working abilities to become an emotional support animal.