The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. – Ralph Nichols
Author and researcher Ralph Nichols reminds us of the importance of the simple act of listening. At a time when tensions can run high, just taking time to take a breath and to listen increases calmness. When we listen, it gives us time to think, to reason and to respond in a way that’s useful. Take time to enjoy this weekly newsletter, brought to you by Appalachian's Institute for Health and Human Services. Each issue will be unique and will include information to help combat stress, improve mental health, create training plans and nutritional goals, and provide helpful tips and local resources to stay connected.