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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?

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Best of Ourselves: July 14 - "Tolerance"

In this edition of "The Best of Ourselves" with Marcia Hyatt - How do we hold our hearts open when people disappoint us or see things differently than us?


Appreciating Community - July 7, 2012

A community is a place where we can be ourselves.  The irony is for us to fully blossom as individuals, we need the support and lessons from community. It is a both-and deal.


The Best of Ourselves: Vulnerability

Dr Brene Brown's work on shame and vulnerability helps us understand how universal shame is; we can be more resilient with shame.  Vulnerability is


Conversations & Compassion - June 9, 2012

How do we bring compassion to our conversations?


Appreciating and Acknowledging Others - March 24, 2012

If we take the time to honestly acknowledge and appreciate the people around us, we not only strengthen our connection, we feel better.


Positive Relationships - March 3, 2012

Relationships are critical to our well being and health. Yet, they are so easily damaged.  Cultivating positive relationships is not a technique, it is a way of living.


Best of Ourselves: The Power of Positive Responses

January 21, 2012: Research shows that companies that flourish have a 2.9:1 positive comments to negative.  And research shows marriages that thrive have


Tolerating People That Bug Us - June 4, 2011

When we spend our time judging others and talking about others, we lose the real opportunity, to learn more about ourselves.


When Our Stories Collide - April 2, 2011

A key to working through conflict is to understand we make up stories about what is going on. The stories are influenced by our experience.