Last month’s column, Perry Mason and the Present Moment, explored mindful listening, a topic we’ll again consider, this time with a nod to a popular holiday song, “Winter Wonderland.” The song opens with a reminder that can meaningfully influence the quality of our connection with others, our productivity, and our collective well-being. “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?”

When we truly listen other feel heard, our focus sharpens, and we cultivate greater empathy. Because listening is a natural capacity accessible every moment of our lives, we’ll explore some tips on listening that you may find helpful this holiday season.

Listening to the World Around Us