13 Keys to a Lasting Connection

I am going to keep this posted on my website so that anytime I find myself being moved away from my center by a troll I can look at it and focus again until it becomes an ingrained habit. Thanks for the advice. @CharlesRamos63

Health Hot Spot

A connection can be defined as an exchange of emotion.  Connections are so important that a lack in that area is worse for your health than smoking or diabetes.  In fact, the brain interprets social isolation in the same way that it interprets physical pain.  Sean Stephenson’s article, “13 Steps to Build Meaningful, Human Connections with Anyone,” lays out 13 techniques that build lasting connections with others.

  1. Ask a person their name, repeat it to them, and use it again during your conversation. (A person’s name is part of their identity, so saying it shows that you are remembering them.)
  2. Give the person you’re with 100% of your focus so that they feel seen.
  3. Ask the other person for their opinion.  You don’t have to agree with them.  It is a gesture that shows that you value what they have to say, and it’s more likely…

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Charles Ramos Jr

I am a single, 57-year-old Ironworker (Ret.) out of Local 433 in Las Vegas, now I am an ICC Special Inspector of structural steel, bolts, and welding. I am currently an Expert Reviewer/Freelance Contributor at https://www.doityourself.com. (Laid off due to COVID-19) Praying for saner heads to prevail in November. I've completed 7 novels, and a book on yoga. I am a published poet, playwright, national award-winning essayist,I am an Investigative News Journalist, hymnist, and lyricist. I have written stand up comedy for television and for the internet, I am an award-winning, published photographer, professional artist, and tattoo artist (Ret.) cartoonist, I am currently a Short Film festival Judge for short and feature films, music videos, documentaries, Internet series, and scriptwriting. I am very proud to be a staff columnist and Senior White House Correspondent (of sorts), for Vegas Valley News dot com who gave me my big break. I am currently a staff contributor/resident old hippie at lvcannabisreviews.com I am an Expert Reviewer for www.doityourself.com, I am a full Professor of Advanced Physical Sciences and a full member for life in the Council of Wizards and Board of Education for The Real Hogwarts and a contributor to the school paper which I have not yet contributed to. I am also the founding partner in an engineering design firm called EMGEN. What does EMGEN do? We make miracles. Lastly, I am the founder of B.B. Wolfe Publishing at www.bbwolfebooks.wordpress.com. I have many talents but what I love to do most of all is read and, of course, write. I thank God for the gifts and the opportunities He has given me through Jesus Christ in Whom all things are possible. Peace, love and thanks to you, my friends, to whom I owe much more than words can say as well. Stay well. Charles Ramos Jr.

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