You can have the best diet, do yoga like a pro, yet still have a poor quality of life. Relationship stress – whether from friction in your marriage, yelling and power struggles with your kids or that annoying colleague – all take its toll, often more than we realise.
A holistic framework for health understands this low-grade, daily stress is an important component to rectify in order to live a joyful, flourishing life.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also known as Compassionate Communication, is both a style of communication and a framework for understanding how to communicate based on empathy, respect and deep listening.
As NVC founder, Marshall B. Rosenberg says: “'What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”
Specifically, there are some easily learnable skills we can put into practice every day. Things such as:
At Everyday Empowered, we focus on simple, everyday skills because cumulatively, I believe they have the biggest impact on our quality of life, whether for good or ill. Relationship skills, like NVC are critical in creating a flourishing life.