Popular Topic: intention

How I Continue to Mess Up Being an Ally
July 1, 2020  •  Article  • 

“There, do you see?” she said. “You just did it again. It’s all about you.”

Ignorance is so humbling. 

Here I was, a proud would-be ally in the cause of racial justice. I’...

10 Things White People Can Do to Work for Racial Justice
June 1, 2020  •  Article  • 

In my most recent email, I shared some reflections ...

Finding Courage In A Pandemic
April 20, 2020  •  Article  • 

I’ve found myself checking my phone, reading the news, and turning on the radio more often lately. Each headline sends a little current of energy through me.

“The virus is spreading… markets are crashing… schools ...

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. ...

Four Mindful Communication Skills for Difficult Conversations
February 23, 2020  •  Article  • 

Difficult conversations are a part of life. Having good communication skills doesn’t mean we never argue; it means having the tools, strength, and confidence to navigate tough situations when they arise.

Whether it’s ...

Five Core Practices For Meaningul Conversation
January 27, 2020  •  Article  • 

There is one activity we each do every day, all day long, in every area of our lives—at home, at work, with friends, even when we’re alone. The success of our relationships, our work, and life in general rests heavily on it, yet few of us ever ...

Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Important Conversations
December 30, 2019  •  Article  • 

There is a saying in many spiritual traditions, “Only speak if you can improve upon the silence.” Personally, there are plenty of times when I’d rather simply be quiet. There’s also a time and a place to ...

Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before Speaking
October 29, 2019  •  Article  • 

There is a saying in many spiritual traditions, “Only speak if you can ...

Deepening Relationships With Family
September 30, 2019  •  Article  • 

It's important to remember how to find joy in the things we love about our family and friends. Though we often associate communication skills with handling conflict (see

Five Tips For Reading The News Without Losing It
September 3, 2019  •  Article  • 

It’s been a tough few weeks.

Whether it’s another domestic shooting or the rainforest in flames, it can feel overwhelming to stay abreast of what’s happening yet impossible to turn away and unplug. Many of ...

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