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Exploring Compassionate Communication

I’ve recently begun studying nonviolent communication, also called compassionate communication or mediation training, and it’s very different from what I had imagined. Sure, I’d encountered bits and pieces of the philosophy here and there, like disassembled car parts. Seeing it up and running is something else entirely. Now I know why the titles can seem […]

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Where In The World Is Microloa?

While checking out at Whole Foods the other day, I glanced at a poster for their Prosperity Campaign.  A photo of a woman swathed in batik fabric smiled back at me.  SIX MILLION MICROLOANS the poster announced.  Brain gears creaked into action.  Who are the Microloans?  Where exactly is Microloa?  If there were six million of them, […]

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Mansplaining Mansplaining

When I attempted to introduce the concept of mansplaining to a male friend, he interrupted and began explaining it to me.          

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Organizing Wisdom

 “It is up to humans to organize their territory and life, to consume without defacing, produce without depleting, to live without destroying.” I came across this quote in an article about a Finnish architectural design contest, for, of all things, Santa’s logistics center.  “The jury also gave an honorable mention to a team (El Hadi Jazairy, Chen […]

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Serenity Now: Monk vs. Airline

I saw this in the news and got a laugh out of it (only because it didn’t happen to me!).  I guess this is an example of the expression “trying the patience of a saint”.   “You have not been helpful”:  Monk loses temper dealing with United Airlines customer service Another airline passenger lost his cool while talking […]

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Jerry Seinfeld Talks About “Too Many Things”

For a good laugh over “stuff” check out Jerry Seinfeld’s recent stand-up routine on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Of course, getting and staying organized can be easier for people like Jerry who aren’t “keepers”.  Still, he makes some entertaining observations that most everyone can relate to.      

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Anti-Stress Video: 6 Minutes in the Redwoods

Check out Chad Johnson’s aerial journey through the giant redwoods of Northern California: If this link isn’t working, look for Giant Redwoods Meditation 1 on YouTube.  Enjoy!      

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Maya Angelou’s Wisdom

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”          

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Do I Really Have To Change The World?

Is anyone else annoyed by being asked how they’re going to change the world?  I’m in the process of making a career change (which is exercising my capacity for change to the limit) and am encountering multiple business gurus and motivational speakers urging me to define how I want to change the world.  I don’t seem to possess this aspiration and occasionally have to […]

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