Tag compassionate listening

Stop – Don’t Push That Button

It’s been a long day.  You are tired, frustrated and have a headache just waiting to take over.  Your partner walks in the door and …

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Moving Through the Fear to Risk Connection

Human beings are “wired for connection.”  When we have safe, loving, supportive relationships we thrive.  We are healthier, we experience less stress, and we feel …

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The Making a Difference Dialogue

Last week was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. This year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian …

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Claiming our Full Humanity in Troubled Times

When we treat others as less than human we diminish our own humanity I don’t usually write in this blog about political issues.  Although I …

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The Cycle of Despair – The Cycle of Healing

In my first marriage I was truly an expert at causing my husband pain.  Indeed we began tearing each other apart with our words long …

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