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How to Find Strength During a Crisis
March 31, 2020  •  Article  • 

The other day, I was teaching a class online about how to cultivate more empathy and compassion for ourselves.
 
There are so many obstacles that can make it hard to find tenderness for ourselves. ...

The Radical Act of Reclaiming Attention
August 8, 2019  •  Article  • 

Given all that we are facing today as a society and a species, the need to have honest conversations about things that matter is paramount. Communication skills are an essential ingredient in this arena, but I don’t think they’re sufficient. To stay balanced ...

Transformative Dialogue
May 17, 2019  •  Article  • 

Have you ever persevered through a challenging situation with a friend and come out the other side with more respect for one another? Or worked out a disagreement with a loved one, finding that you feel even closer, with ...

The Necessity of Joy
February 28, 2019  •  Article  • 

I grew up on the east coast, whose gentle hills and particular blend of evergreen and deciduous trees still soothes me. On the weekends, we would drive about two hours north to the Hudson Valley of New York state, where ...

Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care
January 17, 2019  •  Article  • 

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In 2004, a few days into the first of four week-long retreats of a yearlong program I was co-leading, one participant, who I will call Barbara, informed the program leaders that she ...

Learning How to Listen
January 25, 2019  •  Article  • 

Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.

There are so many ways to listen. We can listen to the content of what ...

Nonviolence: Commitment, Capacity, and Community
January 8, 2019  •  Article  • 

In the mid 1990s I went on a backpacking trip with a friend that turned into a relational nightmare. Reverberating from the intense conflict, we set aside time to reweave intimacy and understanding. At a certain point, she expressed what seemed almost like anger directed at me for not ...

The Heavenly Woman
November 14, 2018  •  Article  • 

My poem below, The Heavenly Woman, is about the adventure men go through when reclaiming their feminine self and their inner Heavenly Woman (The Jungian Analyst and writer Robert Johnson separated the feminine into several aspects, The Heavenly Woman being one of them). Women face their ...

Using NVC on Silent Retreat; Opening the Door to the Field of Connection
September 12, 2018  •  Article  • 

I love the topic Mary has offered for these blogs- what’s new in NVC. Something new- at least in relation to the inception of NVC- is the integration of NVC into many spiritual paths by NVC trainers and practitioners.

Giving the Gift of Compassionate Giving
January 1, 2018  •  Article  • 
What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.
-Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Can you imagine that?  What would the world be like if there was flow between ...
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