Of general interest

Trauma and Sanctuary

Do you ever find that events trigger emotions (or seeming lack of emotions) that lead you to do things you wish you wouldn't, or to fail to do things you…

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A Shift Toward Living Fully

Recently, I’ve discovered a way of orienting to my inner life that seems to have the potential of producing dramatically more satisfying outcomes. A common way of orienting to our…

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Nonviolent Communication Model

Modes of Communication Nonviolent Communication highlights three modes of communication: honest self-expression, empathic listening, and empathic self-connection. At the heart of everything is empathic self-connection. This is about connecting to…

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Becoming Aware of Shoulds

"So, is that for people who have anger management problems?" It's a question I often hear when I tell people I teach Nonviolent Communication (NVC). There are a lot of…

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Clarity Around Feelings

I am excited as I start this note, because I’d like to offer an idea I hope you’ll find helpful. I’m also nervous, because I want to find a way…

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Parenting and NVC

Parents dream of family harmony, cooperative, well-behaved children poised to thrive in life, and warm, loving relationships. Yet, in most families, power struggles and conflict often seem to get in…

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