“No matter how much we may wish it weren’t the case, our mood can influence our ability to focus and how hard we work on any particular day. The study of Communicating Mindfully helped increase my awareness of experiences that threatened to influence my mood unproductively. It also helped me develop the ability to either let them go, if I determined they were trivial matters, or deal with them directly—either immediately or after careful consideration—if they weren’t.

For example, prior to studying Communicating Mindfully, I would often dwell unproductively on a boss’s, colleague’s, or customer’s comment; however, I am now able to shift my focus from dwelling on what was said to processing that information into some sort of action plan and focus on completing that plan. This shift has made me overall more productive and happier in the workplace. It is making a tremendous impact not only at work but in life in general.”