The gift of being present

What does it mean to be present?  And more importantly, why is it so hard these days? I’ve always been a good listener.  At work, I made it my mantra not to multi-task, knowing the detrimental effect to the quality of my listening when I tried to finish off an email, check my schedule, and tick something off my to-do list while simultaneously trying to start a phone conversation.  Whereas multi-tasking was once a coveted skill, we now know it...

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