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Giving the Gift of Curiosity | Holiday Series

SHOW NOTES: Episode 42

There is something simple that you can give this holiday season — the gift of curiosity. Genuine curiosity and asking open-ended questions shows care and concern when talking with others. 

People notice when they are given the gift of genuine curiosity. It makes them feel valued and heard, which can go a long way in improving difficult relationships.

I challenge you to not ask others about relationships, marriage, or future plans. While these questions are common, they may not always show care or make people feel valued. Instead, let’s use our natural curiosity to ask open-ended questions that show genuine interest in others!

I encourage you to ask meaningful questions this holiday season and truly be curious about other’s lives. That is a true gift that you can give this holiday season.

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  • Tools to navigate difficult relationships during the holiday season

  • Being curious and genuinely interested in hearing from others

  • Asking open-ended questions that show care and concern

  • Being curious and genuinely interested as a gift to serve others

  • Practical tips for practicing curiosity in conversations


  • Need help with asking questions? Check out episode 15 with Angel Haynes for help!

  • Check out last week's episode HERE.

  • Connect with me on Instagram: @marandakirk 

  • Want to be an anonymous guest on the show as we unravel a hard topic? Apply HERE!


Life’s greatest joy and greatest pain come in our relationships with others.  God created us for relationships so it's no surprise that we learn best how to navigate them…together! 

On Relationships Unraveled, we will create an inviting atmosphere for conversations that goes below the surface!  We will unravel stories and relationship dynamics of all kinds (God, Self, and Others), through honest and practical conversations that shock the norm to create new perspectives and understanding! I am your host, Maranda Kirk, and I use my faith in Jesus, passion, life experiences, and training as a life coach and Enneagram coach, to unravel ideas around relationships. 

On this show, we will talk honestly and practically about relationship dynamics we all face, so we can live the life we were created for, be an inspiring example to others, and ultimately fan the flame of relational wellness!  I learn and grow tremendously from the conversations I’m having with people, so I want to bring you along, in hopes that, by listening in, you will feel supported as you are challenged and encouraged to apply new ideas, understanding or skills to the relationships in your life and begin making the changes you desire! By experiencing small wins, we create momentum as we make progress!

Given my heart for conversations and relationships, I want to hear from you, connect with you, and cover the topics you want to learn more about! Connect with me on my website where you can join my email list,  Find me on Instagram @marandakirk and Facebook @Maranda Kirk - Relationships Unraveled


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