Community and Relationships

 

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?


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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.