Cynthia Kane teaches us strategies to have open and hard conversations with others

133- Strategies to Improve How We Communicate with Cynthia Kane

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

October 29, 2020

We've all been in situations where it is uncomfortable to talk about a topic with someone. Thanksgiving dinner with the entire family is the most likely place this has happened. While some conversations can be difficult to work through, at the end of the day it always comes back to one thing:


With less need for us to interact with people face to face, and with how easy it is to hide behind a keyboard (or screen), we are losing our ability to have open communication and conversations with other people.

We don't always have to agree on the same things in life as others, but there are healthy ways to "agree to disagree" while still remaining friends with each other.

In this episode, Cynthia Kane will help us improve strategies for better communication skills.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How to figure out if there are communication issues in a relationship
  • Ways to safely manage difficult or polarizing conversations
  • Steps to take to get away from a conversation that is going nowhere
  • Strategies to work through conversations with others in a safe and respectful way


  • [1:45] Who is Cynthia Kane and how did she become involved with communication
  • [8:45] How do you figure out who has a communication issue in a relationship
  • [10:30] Is part of the issue with communication the way we present information, or how someone receives the information
  • [12:00] People have a hard time bringing up topics with their loved ones, how do you bring up those conversations without pushing people over the edge
  • [15:00] When people have differing opinions, how can you open a topic up for discussion
  • [19:15] What steps can you take in a heated conversation to get the conversation back under control
  • [22:00] How can you walk away from a debate when the other person wants to keep going with the conversation
  • [24:30] Is the point of a difficult conversation to get someone "on your side"
  • [26:00] Are there better ways to present your side to someone else
  • [27:45] Learn what constitutes a complete sentence and you don't have to explain yourself
  • [28:30] Final thoughts on how to improve our communication
  • [30:00] Is there ever a time you shouldn't tell your significant other something
  • [31:15] What are ways that Cynthia improves the way she communicates every day

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Cynthia Kane

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About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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