Popular Topic: intention


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 ...

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 ...

What’s Love Got To Do With It?  A Thousand Ways to Say, “I Love You”
December 6, 2018  •  Article  • 

“I love you.”

Baby holding hand of adultAh, that warm and fuzzy feeling! I can see hear birds singing.  Little cupids with their bows ...

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.

“The Zero Step:  What we do before we open our mouths influences what happens next!
March 19, 2018  •  Article  • 
“Know what you want before you open your mouth.” -Marshall Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication
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