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NVC Conversations About Privilege and Power-Over
February 21, 2018  •  Article  • 

Last year, Mary Mackenzie of the NVC Academy (NVCA) organized an online symposium Removing Our Blinders: Seeing the Impact of Power and Privilege that I consider courageous and visionary. The symposium offered an opportunity for those of ...

Let it RAIN!
February 14, 2017  •  Article  • 
For me, remembering the distinction between needs and strategies supports well-being because it goes to the root of suffering.  To clarify what I mean, consider this example I heard at a recent workshop:  "When I need empathy and understanding I want to rely on my mate.  There ...
A Message from Botswana
February 5, 2018  •  Article  • 
In Botswana this week, I have shared nonviolent communication and leadership training in two secondary schools, with university students, and with teens who attended a parenting class. This is a country that has a median age of 26. I've been reflecting on how, throughout the world, teens are often looked at ...
A Love Song for our Hearts
January 30, 2018  •  Article  • 
Long ago, when I was 19 years old, I was in my college cafeteria, going through the buffet line with my tray. A young man in my German class, a person that I had admired, asked if he could speak with me for a moment. My heart leapt. Now maybe the ...
Kitty Empathy
January 15, 2018  •  Article  • 

Awhile ago, I passed by an ASPCA van, with cats up for adoption. I went over to take a look and fell in love with a cat called Caiden. I love Irish names, so he caught my attention. I already had two cats at home and wasn't looking for ...

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 ...
What Would Your Parents Say if They Were Making a Repair with You?
December 15, 2017  •  Article  • 

Every time I learn something new about empathy or attachment, I have to mourn that I didn't know it before.

Since my whole focus is learning about empathy and attachment, there is a lot of mourning. Some of the books I have, I have to let myself ...

A World Where Empathy for One Another is the Norm
December 2, 2017  •  Article  • 
I recently read an article by Dan Rather called, Why America Needs More Empathy. It touched me because he reminded me of what my parents taught me about helping other people.
An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication
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 him to poison my ...
What Makes NVC Hard?
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 to unseen nervous systems." In ...
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