Posts by Lianna G. Ruben

Lianna G. Ruben is a writer, earth steward, and former middle school teacher. She is passionate about wild growth for people and plants. Her writing focuses on social and emotional learning for all ages. Learn more about her at or @LiannaErica.

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Are You Really Listening? 4 Ways to Understand and Connect with People

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” ~Ralph G. Nichols

My partner and I were in our first few months of …