Since Wednesday November 9th (2016) I’ve been practicing something that I preach: Pausing. Being Curious. Reflecting. Observing. Actively listening. My circle of friends and colleagues all seem to be on the same page about one thing: The result of the elections in the United States will have dire consequences not only for the country but… Continue reading Something more dangerous than the President-elect (and how a conflict resolution approach can help).
Experiencing something upsetting or traumatic, whether in our work or personal life, immediately makes many people recoil and isolate themselves. We suck it up. We decide it’s better to be on our own. No connection means not getting hurt. We’re protecting ourselves. The more I learn about emotion, memory and suffering, the more I realize… Continue reading One Way To Build Your Resilience.
A friend of mine says, when it comes to conflicts, “We all want to be heard but no one wants to listen.” So how do you get to be heard? Part of the answer is this: Acknowledgement. You may have just rolled your eyes. I know I likely did when I first heard this. I… Continue reading How to Get Someone To Listen To You.
We’ve all been there. We roll our eyes. Huff. Puff. Mutter under our breath. Verbally or silently we conclude that someone we have had to deal with is stupid. Oh the satisfaction of coming to that conclusion! Except… We end up having to deal with the same issues again. The only thing that changes is… Continue reading How To Deal With Stupid.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No it’s… I know a lot of superwomen. I am one of them. But I reject a common image of the superwoman. It’s one of the super-juggler. You take care of the kids, partner, family and friends. You run the errands, try to work out and eat right.… Continue reading Re-defining Superwoman.