Compassionate Communication (NVC)

Before I was exposed to Compassionate Communication (through a five-week fundamentals workshop, reading the text assigned as homework, Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg, and a weekly practice group that I’ve been attending for two years), I didn’t even realize how judgmental my thoughts and speech were.  I didn’t even realize I Read More …

What Attracts Us to Other People?

If I were to sum up everything I’ve ever read or heard from others about what is the most attractive quality we see in another person, the most common answer is “confidence.”  And one of the least attractive qualities is “neediness.”  So how does a person overcome neediness and develop confidence? Well, there are many Read More …

I love you for who you are, not what you do…

As mentioned in my last post, I was recently reading Journey of the Heart by John Welwood.  If you have any interest in literature on relationships, John Welwood is the BEST!  He gives voice to my own perspective which is that a relationship is a journey, not a destination. Some people seem to be capable Read More …

Taking Reality in Small Doses

Why do we need to take reality in small doses?  Because we are attached to our old stories.  In Radical Forgiveness, author Colin Tipping calls our old stories our B.S. (Belief System).  The B.S. is what runs our lives. If you want to know what you really believe, look at your life.  That’s what you Read More …