Community and Relationships

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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. 


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Hospitality - March 16, 2013

Hospitality is an act of leadership and it can heal the world.


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Don't Take It Personally, It Might Be Projection - January 12, 2013

The second of The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz is "Don't Take It Personally".  The more I learn about shadow and projection, the more I understand your reaction to me may h


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Storytelling That Brings Us Together - December 1, 2012

Story telling connects us to each other. Even if we have very different conclusions about life, if you tell me your story, I will listen.


 

Best of Ourselves: Quality Feedback - Lessons from Brene Brown - November 10, 2012

Quality conversations are critical for healthy families, communities and work places. Lessons from Brene Brown's new book, Daring Greatly.  Her list for "Engaged Feedback&quo


 

Best of Ourselves: The Art of Receiving - November 3, 2012

Learning how to receive is inextricably linked with giving.  There are benefits to learning both sides of the equation.


 

Can We Talk? - September 8, 2012

What is the essence of good communication?  We may not have all of the skills in the moment, but we can still be successful if we know the foundation of productive conversations.


 

Getting Beyond Gossip - August 25, 2012

Gossiping creates a toxic soup of judgment in the workplace. And it can also serve to create community. How do we know the difference?  How do we deal with gossiping?