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LJ2, Inc. Newsletter

March 2021

Yes, Springtime is fast approaching. Welcome! LJ2, Inc. continues to use our newsletter to keep you updated on current classes, events, and research based family topics that help strengthen, empower, and unify families. And strengthen career minded individuals.

Count your blessings and begin with your beautiful family!



When you look at your family what do you see? Or better yet, who do you see? A father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, grandfather, and grandmother? Typically, yes. But do they represent your family? To find out we need to know what is a family. Several definitions exist according to Dermott and Fowler (2020). In David H. J. Morgan (2011) book, he found a family conveys "a sense of the active everyday work of individuals producing and maintaining family life." Look closely at your family. Who do you see? Who are the members of your immediate family? Do you visualize a father, son, and daughter? Or a mother and three daughters. Maybe you see a father, mother, son, daughter, and grandparents. What about a mother and significant other and two sons. What do you see? Now that you see your family members, who are they, and what is your definition of family? Is each individual in your family actively working every day to maintain a good family life? Are they doing their part, carrying out their role?

Dermott, E. & Fowler, T. (2020) What is a family and why does it matter. Social Science 9(5) 83. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9050083

Morgan, D. (2011). Rethinking family practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian.


March is Women's History Month

"Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women’s History Month 2021 will take place from Monday, March 1-Wednesday, March 31, 2021. To find out more about Abigail Adams, Sojourner Truth, Sally Ride, and others visit [History.com.]"(https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/womens-history-us-timeline. If you have women in your family, history is in the making and it is also waiting. For those waiting, do something magnificent!


Anger Management Program for Adults and Adolescents

LJ2, Inc offers an Anger Management Program for Adults/Adolescents virtual class. We are Certified Anger Management Professionals with Century Anger Management (CAM). This designation acknowledges content and instructor training to teach/present modules of anger management, using workbooks and Century Anger Management's model of anger management. For more information on joining the class, call (940) 539-9176 for details.


Did You Know?

Interpersonal communication skills start with basic listening skills. For good communication to occur between you and another person listening has to take place. You may think listening is basic information everyone knows. Unfortunately, everyone does not know how listen. And listening is often confused with hearing. To know what basic listening skills are, watch this TedTalks presentation Five ways to listen better speaker Julian Treasure.

Some of us are not good listeners. Admit it!. When we listen our focus is not on the speaker, who could be our spouse, a child, or a friend. Give the speaker your full attention. Stop what you are doing and listen. To know what we think when someone else is speaking, watch the next TedTalk presentation Words your most powerful weapon speaker Evy Poumpouras (What are we thinking when someone else is speaking? See answer below.)

Interested to know your interpersonal communication skills score? If you find others misunderstand you often, the Interpersonal Communication Skills Test may be helpful. Take this Psychology Today Interpersonal Communication Skills Test to find out.

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Question: When someone else is speaking what are we often thinking?
Answer: What am I going to say in response? When will I get to speak?
Instead focus on the speaker to be able to respond appropriately.

Kind regards,
Your Team at LJ2, Inc.


LJ2, Inc. helps to amend unhealthy relationships within the family through, seminars, workshops, classes, and more. We also enhance professional development skills for career-minded individuals. Note: Classes, events, seminars, presentations, and workshops are for educational purposes. Please email comments or suggestions to lena@lj2inc.com. If you no longer wish to receive this Newsletter reply STOP to this email.

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