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The Subtle Art of Talking

Chit-chat; shoot the breeze; gab; flap; chew the fat; gossip; blab. You think you know how to talk. Besides, you do it all day. On the radio, to colleagues, to the media, to your kids, and your spouse/partners. Sure, you talk. But, are you really saying anything?Martin Heidegger coined the conversing that you and I engage in regularly as “idle talk”. That is, speech which brings about little change or benefit. Talking idly is what we do best. We make small talk about the weather (despite that…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Ontario Canada
Department:
Retired
Title/rank:
Firefighter/Fire Instructor
Years of public service:
10
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership
"old boys club"
Old school mentality
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 1 & 2
Fire Instructor 1
Emergency Medical Responder
Bachelor of Arts, Honors Psychology/Philosophy
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
Topics you provide training for:
Mental Wellness
Areas of expertise:
Mental Wellness
Bio:
After 10 years in the fire service, with the last 6 years spent as Fire Instructor for both municipal and industrial Fire departments. Nick went on to get his Bachelor's degree and eventually his Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. Nick simultaneously started, After The Call - mental wellness resources for first responders and their families found at Afterthecall.org. All site based material is free, and Nick's philosophy is that all mental wellness needs of First Responder's should be publicly funded. Nick offers consulting, presentations and is an expert for podcasts, panelist, radio, and TV with regard to Mental Wellness of first responders.
Web site:
http://afterthecall.org

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The Subtle Art of Talking

Chit-chat; shoot the breeze; gab; flap; chew the fat; gossip; blab. You think you know how to talk. Besides, you do it all day. On the radio, to colleagues, to the media, to your kids, and your spouse/partners. Sure, you talk. But, are you really saying anything?

Martin Heidegger coined the conversing that you and I engage in regularly as “idle talk”. That is, speech which brings about little change or benefit. Talking idly is what we do best. We make small talk about the weather…

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