The Surprising Benefits of Having Difficult Conversations with Sarah Peyton

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Do you struggle to get your family, friends, or perhaps your medical professionals to listen? Do you cringe when you want to say no or discuss a volatile topic? And what about the conversations that feel polarized?

The majority of us sometimes relate to the above questions, I know I sure do. So I invited one of our most popular guests, Sarah Peyton, back on the show to talk about having difficult conversations—whether you have to deliver bad news, talk about complex topics, or are unsure what’s safe to talk about or not, Sarah’s gives us insights, including
• The skills and strength to say no, even when it is hard,
• Let go of expectations of what might have been,
• Ways to support yourself and others with the fascinating skill of “insistent with kindness,”
• How to be okay and connected with someone going through a tough time,
plus so much more

More About Our Guest: Sarah Peyton is the author of W.W. Norton’s Your Resonant Self, Your Resonant Self Workbook and Affirmations for Turbulent Times. And she has a new program called Lightness When Things Are Difficult: NVC and Resonant Language Dialogue Skills starting next week, so time is of the essence if you’d like to attend.

Sarah is an internationally sought-after teacher and speaker about how relationships and language transform the brain and prevent and heal trauma. Audience members leave Sarah’s presentations with more wisdom and self-compassion, often for the first time. Learn more at

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Your host is neither a doctor nor a medical professional. She is someone who is living well with an autoimmune diagnosis. This show is for educational purposes only. The information presented in this interview cannot substitute for the advice of your physician or other trained medical, healthcare, or other professionals. Host(s) and guest(s) are not diagnosing any specific conditions during the show. This show is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat autoimmune diseases or other conditions or illnesses. The information provided on, Life Interrupted, and The Autoimmune Hour are for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for your own medical, legal or other professional advice and care.

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About Your Host, Sharon Sayler

Your host, Sharon Sayler is a certified executive and wellness coach, communications trainer, public speaker, best selling author, and the founder of Competitive Edge Communications who specializes in teaching professionals critical nonverbal and body language skills including how to have those critical “tough” conversations. She teaches how to up-your-impact on the stage, in the boardroom, with clients, customers, team members and even how to deal with difficult people.

Now, she's taken those skills, her passion for clear and competent communication, her own experience dealing with a rare medical condition and her frustration with the medical community in understanding what it is like to have a chronic and complicated medical condition to teach others to become courageous self-advocates so they too can turn life transitions into triumphs. One way she spreads the word is through the podcast and videocast called The Autoimmune Show: Inspiring hope and help for those with autoimmune.

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