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Expanding Our Capacity to Love
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January 1, 2017  •  Article  
What if we came to this world to expand our capacity to love? What if we had to forget where we came from in order to fulfill that quest, like water evaporating from the ocean and traveling to land to nourish soil. What if the…

Expanding Our Capacity to Love

Expanding Our Capacity to Love
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January 1, 2017  •  Article  • 
What if we came to this world to expand our capacity to love? What if we had to forget where we came from in order to fulfill that quest, like water evaporating from the ocean and traveling to land to nourish soil. What if the…
There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Strategy
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November 20, 2017  •  Article  
What if there's no such thing as a perfect strategy?  (Strategies are behaviors intended to contribute to fulfilling a universal human need.) What that means to me is that no matter which strategic choice I make, some needs will be satisfied while others remain hungry.…

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Strategy

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Strategy
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November 20, 2017  •  Article  • 
What if there's no such thing as a perfect strategy?  (Strategies are behaviors intended to contribute to fulfilling a universal human need.) What that means to me is that no matter which strategic choice I make, some needs will be satisfied while others remain hungry.…
An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication
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November 16, 2017  •  Article  
The dark haired, middle-aged woman stood on the "enraged" placard, choosing her place in the line of laminated cards ranging along the anger continuum from "annoyed" up to "enraged" and "livid." "I'm so angry at him – he's a sick man, and I don't want…

An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication

An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication
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November 16, 2017  •  Article  • 
The dark haired, middle-aged woman stood on the "enraged" placard, choosing her place in the line of laminated cards ranging along the anger continuum from "annoyed" up to "enraged" and "livid." "I'm so angry at him – he's a sick man, and I don't want…
Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement
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November 8, 2017  •  Article  
My life is spent traveling between different lands. There is the land of my NVC family. This land is full of people who have abundant hope, who believe change is possible. Some focus on individual change – making their lives and the lives of people in…

Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement
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November 8, 2017  •  Article  • 
My life is spent traveling between different lands. There is the land of my NVC family. This land is full of people who have abundant hope, who believe change is possible. Some focus on individual change – making their lives and the lives of people in…
Can Needs Be Harmful?
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  
Please join me in a visualization. Take a minute to imagine that you are a baby panda bear. You live in a zoo in an enclosure designed to resemble the panda bear's natural habitat in the wild. Bamboo, the mainstay of your diet, is flown…

Can Needs Be Harmful?

Can Needs Be Harmful?
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  • 
Please join me in a visualization. Take a minute to imagine that you are a baby panda bear. You live in a zoo in an enclosure designed to resemble the panda bear's natural habitat in the wild. Bamboo, the mainstay of your diet, is flown…
What Makes NVC Hard?
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  
Marshall Rosenberg, writing about Nonviolent Communication famously said, "Every action is an attempt to meet needs." Now, in the age when neuroscience has become accessible enough to help us decode everyday life, we can add, "And the needs behind every action might be in reaction…

What Makes NVC Hard?

What Makes NVC Hard?
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  • 
Marshall Rosenberg, writing about Nonviolent Communication famously said, "Every action is an attempt to meet needs." Now, in the age when neuroscience has become accessible enough to help us decode everyday life, we can add, "And the needs behind every action might be in reaction…
I'll Work on Me, You Work on You
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  
Once we learn a communication tool like NVC, our enthusiasm can extend to a heartfelt desire to share it with others.  We imagine that if we are benefiting from the tools of empathy, honesty and self-connection, those we love and care for will also.  We…

I'll Work on Me, You Work on You

I'll Work on Me, You Work on You
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  • 
Once we learn a communication tool like NVC, our enthusiasm can extend to a heartfelt desire to share it with others.  We imagine that if we are benefiting from the tools of empathy, honesty and self-connection, those we love and care for will also.  We…
Bringing Compassion to Painful Places
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January 1, 2017  •  Article  
The end of a marriage, the destruction of nature, a politician who does not share your values winning an election, how on earth do we bring compassion to these painful experiences? Compassion enters into painful places when we find a willingness to be present to…

Bringing Compassion to Painful Places

Bringing Compassion to Painful Places
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January 1, 2017  •  Article  • 
The end of a marriage, the destruction of nature, a politician who does not share your values winning an election, how on earth do we bring compassion to these painful experiences? Compassion enters into painful places when we find a willingness to be present to…
"I'm Not Good Enough" and Other Leadership Myths
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  
Have you found yourself in that position – sitting in a training or meeting, thinking you have the skills and knowledge to lead, but still stepping back? Many people find themselves balancing on the edge of leadership – yearning to step forward, but holding back.…

"I'm Not Good Enough" and Other Leadership Myths

"I'm Not Good Enough" and Other Leadership Myths
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October 20, 2017  •  Article  • 
Have you found yourself in that position – sitting in a training or meeting, thinking you have the skills and knowledge to lead, but still stepping back? Many people find themselves balancing on the edge of leadership – yearning to step forward, but holding back.…
Why don’t they get it?
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August 17, 2018  •  Article  
Does this seem familiar?  You're in a meeting. Maybe it's a workshop around equity and social justice issues, maybe it's your community group holding a planning meeting for their next event. Pat makes a suggestion, and folks keep talking, ignoring the suggestion, proposing others. When…

Why don’t they get it?

Why don’t they get it?
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August 17, 2018  •  Article  • 
Does this seem familiar?  You're in a meeting. Maybe it's a workshop around equity and social justice issues, maybe it's your community group holding a planning meeting for their next event. Pat makes a suggestion, and folks keep talking, ignoring the suggestion, proposing others. When…
Are You Living Your True Potential?
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November 1, 2017  •  Article  
Do you ever find yourself in the same emotional landscape over and over again? Let Mary guide you through this five step process to realize your full potential.

Are You Living Your True Potential?

Are You Living Your True Potential?
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November 1, 2017  •  Article  • 
Do you ever find yourself in the same emotional landscape over and over again? Let Mary guide you through this five step process to realize your full potential.
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