It’s easy to put off that difficult conversation you need to have with your partner, boss or colleagues, or friends and family, especially if you’re feeling emotionally charged about a particular issue. Finding the right words to express how you feel and make sure that the message you’re trying to convey is actually being received is challenging, but not impossible. Stop avoiding having “the talk,” and instead prepare for it with this guided meditation from Elena Brower, a noted New York City-based yoga and meditation instructor. In this video, Brower teaches you how to search within for kindness, compassion, grace and wisdom so that you can eloquently communicate your heart’s truth with clarity and peace.

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