Posts by Jennifer Francis

Jen is the founder of www.curiouslyyou.com, a blog that inspires self-belief and true courage, so that the woman of today can love, and be loved, fiercely and bravely, and feel a deep sense of value. Enough of who you think you “should” be, and more of who you are! Follow Jen on Instagram for something unforgettable.

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Why We Shouldn’t Force Advice on People & What Actually Helps

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~Stephen R. Covey

This is a post about listening.

I know it’s really unsexy. It’s a topic that’s like the sun; nobody looks directly at it. But you want to create deep and lasting connections with others, and real changes for your loved ones, right?

Right. Stick with me.

Think about your typical day. How often do you listen in a conversation with others without being fully present?

Go on, be honest.

You find that you float in and out of awareness. Certain …