Community and Relationships

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Stop the Comparisons - January 4, 2014

Comparing ourselves to others is usually a waste of energy.  How can we change our pattern to learn and appreciate?


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Stories Bind Us Together - December 21, 2013

Know our story and our families stories can make us more resilient; remind us we are connected to something bigger.


Worldwide Week of Partnership

A Stand for Partnership - October 26, 2013

The third week of October was designated the World Wide Week of Partnership by Barry Oshry of Power & Systems.  The purpose of this week is to deepen our awareness and ability to generate par


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Creating Partnership - October 19, 2013

The 3rd week in October is the Worldwide Week of Partnership.  This event, created by Power & Systems in Boston, is to build awareness about what it takes to create partnership in our communi


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Power and Love by Adam Kahane - September 21, 2013

"All you need is love" -is not quite true according to Adam Kahane.  In his book, Love and Power, he suggests we need to stay in the tension of both love and power


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Cultivating Forgiveness - August 3, 2013

August 4 is the International Day of Forgiveness.  Forgiveness is a great healer; it heals our hearts and it heals our communities.  How do we learn how to forgive a bit more?


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Generosity - August 10, 2013

There are many self-serving reasons to be generous: it improves your health, it builds relationships and it begets generosity in return.  How might I be a bit more generous in my life?


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Well-Intentioned Responses That Do Not Work - May 18, 2013

Often our well-intentioned responses to friends in need does not help.  Watch out for advice and judgment; instead practice more listening and empathy.


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It Isn't Personal - April 13, 2013

How do we not take what others do and say personally?  And how to we operate our lives out of our best selves versus in reaction to what others do or say?


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Love in Action - March 30, 2013

Civil righs activist and US Congressman John Lewis often cites an an African proverb - when you pray, move your feet.