Community and Relationships

 

How to Deal with Judgmental People - Repeated on October 2, 2010

When we are hooked by other's judgments, it is an opportunity to learn more about ourselves.


 

HAVING FAITH IN HUMANITY - September 11, 2010

 Is it naive to believe in the inherent goodness of humans?


 

FOCUSING ON THE UNSEEN - August 14, 2010

In our culture we tend to focus on "stuff" and miss the beauty of the spaces. And forget it is not so much about what you do, but how you do it.


 

APPRECIATING SILENCE - August 7, 2010

 Too often we under-value what is unseen (or un-heard)


 

Storytelling to Get Past Our Differences - July 24, 2010

Storytelling can bridge our differences. If we move beyond our different conclusions and explore each other's stories, we may find a way through.


 

Patterns that Repeat in Organizations - the work of Barry Oshry - June 12, 2010

Much that we experience in organizations (and in any human system) is predictable not personal.  Using the work of Barry Oshry, we might have more understanding, be more forgiving and t


 

How to Respond When Stuff Happens - May 29, 2010

Barry Oshry's, author of Seeing Systems, over the past 35 years has shown that much that we experience as personal, is not personal at all.  With that lens we might be a bit more intention


 

Random Acts of Kindness

What is the impact of kindness on the giver, the receiver and even the observer.


 

Am I Being Selfish?

What is selfish and what is self care?  How do I live in the tension between the individual and the community.  It is a personal issue as well as community question.


Tofte Town Hall

West End annual meetings March 9

Local governments on the West End of Cook County will hold their annual public meetings this Tuesday, March 9.