Do you find it hard to connect with others who are different than you? When I meet others who respond differently, express themselves differently, or process differently I may, at times, need to get creative in my ways to connect with them. It is a process that may include acknowledging my feelings about their differences, noticing my behavior in the midst, and then taking a thoughtful step in getting to know their story and how those differences have evolved.

I may then find a common thread that connects us as we share and learn about one another.  

Monique Wischusen