Mused after watching football players not attend, sit, knee, stretch, raise the black power symbol and stand with their hand over their heart during the Star Spangled Banner before yesterday’s games. See below on a great way to handle difficult conversations.
Celeste Headlee is a mixed race radio host who has had thousands of on-air conversations and has some advice for the conflict our nation has over the way race and patriotism are being expressed.
First, be curious and have a genuine willingness to learn something from someone else-even if you vehemently disagree. This may increase understanding and tolerance.
Second, resist the impulse to constantly decide whether you agree with what someone else is saying. Avoid stereotyping them into a group.
(Did You Know? The purpose of listening is to understand, not place judgement. If you say something hurtful or wrong apologize immediately.)
Third, show respect at all times. View the other person as a human being and put yourself in their shoes. Empathize. Use driving as practice to control emotions and empathizing.
Another key skill for handling difficult conversations is sticking it out. Try to avoid getting frustrated, making jokes, or walking away. If you have nothing constructive to say, just listen.
Lastly, end well. Thank them and end the conversation in a gracious way. It lays the foundation for future conversations.
Special Pricing on the three services below for September! Botox for neck bands $195/syringe (15 units). Juvederm filler for earlobes $495/syringe. Last month Cellfina treatment for cellulite dimples at $3,000.
Neck bands bother you? Botox helps relax the muscle that causes them.
Earlobes thin or with unusual creases? Fillers such as Juvederm add volume.
(Did You Know? About 85% of adult women have some form of CELLULITE.)
Like wearing form fitting jeans or leggings but are embarrassed by dimpling?
Cellfina, www.cellfina.com, is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite
for at least three years. The best candidate has dimpling that is not caused by loose skin. The benefits are a long-lasting, single, in-office treatment that usually takes under an hour. No general anesthesia is needed and downtime is limited in most cases to the day of treatment. 96% of patients were satisfied after two years. The cost normally is $4,000-$6,000 but the introductory price is $3,000 for a limited time. Call 513-793-5772 for a complimentary consultation or more information.
LA DOLCE VITA:
I saw the Stephen King horror movie “It” yesterday. Interesting how most of it is from an adolescent’s perspective. Heavy subjects like incest and pedophilia are a small part of the movie. Mostly it is about how fear is an individual thing that we all possess to one extent or another. What fears affect your life?
Vollure is the newest filler for fine wrinkles. It doesn’t project as much as Juvederm but is smoother and lasts up to 18 months. Volbella is a lip filler that DOES NOT exaggerate the lips but improves wrinkles and creases in the lips and the skin just above the lips. Studies show it lasts for about a year. Come in and see what it has done for Diane, Crystal and Dianna. Voluma augments the cheeks and lifts some of the lower tissues.
Kybella is an injected solution that melts the fat under your chin.
Microblading is a technique of applying permanent makeup to your eyebrows with individual strokes simulating individual hairs. We also do permanent eyeliner and lips.
Collagen Induction Therapy or microneedling reduces facial pigmentation and improves wrinkles.
Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.
Massages most Thursdays here in the office.
The skin care special of the month is 20% off skin lighteners. Hyperpigmentation from the sun? Combine this with microneedling (see above) for state of the art treatment. Call for pricing.
Peter McKenna, M.D.
McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242
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