7 Tips for Navigating Conflict in Intimate Relationships

I get suspicious of couples who say they never have conflict; that everything is always hunky dory.  The truth as I know it? Couples have conflicts.  More specifically, when the level of commitment increases in any relationship (intimate partnerships, friendships, even promotions at work), so does the level of conflict.  It’s often temporary, but it’s […]

Revolution

I just returned from serving as the lead organizer at a nine-day Nonviolent Communication (NVC) International Intensive Training (IIT).  Each morning the entire group (59 people) gathered for a “Remembering” – an opportunity to remember the purpose of NVC. One morning, a participant shared this excerpt from When I Die by Nikki Giovanni: and if […]

Commitment

On New Year’s Eve I attended a White Stone Ceremony at Unity Spiritual Center (USC). During this ceremony we were invited to go inward and connect with the Source of our being to listen for a word, phrase or name that represents our highest intention for the year. We then wrote what we heard upon […]