Community and Relationships

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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. 


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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