10 Ways to Become a Better Listener

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According to Forbes author Michelle Crawley, marketers could use her ten tips to be better marketers.  In the same way, when dating and loving another person, we could do it better if we listen more carefully:

  1. Stop talking. If you want to hear what someone has to say, you have to be silent.
  2. Block out the distractions and really concentrate on what the other person is telling you. Don’t let your mind wander.
  3. Fine-tune your senses. You can glean a lot of information from tone, delivery, body language and surroundings.
  4. Maintain eye contact.
  5. Really hear what the person is saying, instead of thinking ahead about how you are going to respond or about how you’ve had a similar experience. It’s not about you.
  6. Instead of taking notes, just listen—carefully.
  7. Repeat back some of the points you are hearing to verify and clarify.
  8. Ask open-ended questions because these elicit a more descriptive response.
  9. Give cues—both visual and auditory—that you are following what the other person is saying.
  10. Don’t be afraid to follow up when necessary.

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10 Love Foods

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Eating is necessary to live, but some of us live to eat! What foods can increase your love awareness?

  1. Raw honey
  2. Chocolate
  3. Watermelon
  4. Pomegranates
  5. Vanilla
  6. Figs
  7. Avocado
  8. Chili peppers
  9. Bananas
  10. Oysters

LOVE DRINK BONUS:  Red wine

Matchmaking Call for Bachelors

Updated July 15, 2013

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A matchmaking call is like a casting call, but instead of inviting people to cast in a movie, play, or television show, African American Matchmaking invites people to match with our current African American Matchmaking members.

If you are an African American bachelor and fit one of these matching calls or know someone who does, let us know:  contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com  African American Matchmaking may match you for FREE!  At African American Matchmaking, we have your match!

CALIFORNIA
Age: 33-40
Height: 6′ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  METRO AREA INCLUDING MARYLAND & VIRGINIA
Age: 30-45
Height: 5′ 6″ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

GEORGIA
Age: 38-55
Height: 5′ 9″ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

FLORIDA
Age: 32-45
Height: 5′ 9″ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

NEW YORK
Age: 38-48
Height: 5′ 11″ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

NORTH CAROLINA
Age: 36-55
Height: 5′ 5″ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

OKLAHOMA
Age: 44-55
Height: 5′ 7″ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

TEXAS
Age: 37-52
Height: 5′ 7″ and up
Weight:  all weights
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

Matchmaking Call for Bachelorettes

Updated July 15, 2013

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A matchmaking call is like a casting call, but instead of inviting people to cast in a movie, play, or television show, African American Matchmaking invites people to match with our current African American Matchmaking members.

If you are an African American bachelorette and fit one of these matching calls or know someone who does, let us know:  contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com.   African American Matchmaking may match you for FREE!  At African American Matchmaking, we have your match!

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  METRO AREA INCLUDING MARYLAND & VIRGINIA
Age: 28-38
Height: 5’4″-5′ 9″
Weight:  up to 160 lbs.
contact@africanamericanmatchmaking.com

5 Colors of Love

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Sight is just one of our very powerful senses.  You can increase joy, happiness, health, and love with COLOR!

Wear these colors every day to increase your love awareness.  You don’t have to wear the full color:  you may also use smaller bursts of color in an accessory like a tie, scarf or hat. Consider the colors you want to wear for special dates and social events.

These are the Five Colors of Love:

RED:  action, affection, passion and emotion, blood and fire

YELLOW:  happiness, encouragement, radiant energy of the sun, joy

WHITE:  not a color, but the absence of color, color of the bride, elegance

BLACK:  sexiness, mystery, intrigue, magic

GOLD:  wealth, power, beauty, royalty

 

Dramatic Events & Unbelievable Changes Of The Year 2013

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Sofia Siberia says:

The things we’ve been so painfully going through for the past few months were all the effects of a massive karmic changeover of the year 2013.

The History is now.

Look back at your life and lives of the people you know – how many speedy changes and incredible events had happened just recently.

Striking number of relationships and marriages split.

Couples suddenly fell out of love with one another, as if woke up and found it all worked out.

We are no more interested in drama/manipulative affairs and are letting them go with no regret.

Why so many marriages ended and people in relationships had a sudden change of heart?

That’s because those were some karmic affairs where you were brought together not to live happily ever after, but to return each other something you owed from the past.

The person you thought you loved was just your karmic decoy, we all have to go through involvements of that kind at some point of our life.

And now that we settled accounts, it’s time to ascend to the newer kind of relations – of no drama, no emotional manipulation and no cliché expectations or power struggles.

Now we are shifting towards the trend of finding our true spiritual partners and the interest in Twin Flames reunion is intense.

In the new era of spiritual matchmaking there are no more ego things we’ll feel like proving to each other. Now we can actually feel our soulmates keener – be in a couple or not, and still love and help each other evolve and not bring each other down.

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