From a recently-published article in Empathische Zeit Most people I know set a fairly low bar in terms of their expectations for their work experience. If you “like” your work that’s considered good. How many would say their work gives them joy—or empowerment, inspiration, creativity or energy? I believe every workplace can have that kind of … Continue reading Self Management means More Joy at Work
Coming April 19, 2016, I'll be collaborating with Lynn Casper to create a new podcast series, with stories, exercises and more! Want to make sure you don't miss it? Sign up for my email list here today!
From a recent interview with Dian Killian, talking about communication, self-compassion, and more: What types of differences can we connect across? Please give examples. Wow - so many differences, every day! From who's going to take out the garbage and who will do the dishes and when, to do we want to have sex tonight … Continue reading Interview with Transform Your Life
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A few words about judgement: “As NVC replaces our old patterns of defending, withdrawing or attacking in the face of judgment and criticism. We come to perceive ourselves and others, as well as our intentions and relationships, in a new light. Resistance, defensiveness, and violent reactions are minimized…”All moralistic judgments, whether positive or negative, are … Continue reading NON-judgement Day!
When I founded the Center for Collaborative Communication (then Brooklyn NVC) in 2004, I envisioned a community-based organization that would change the culture of NYC (my home town! by fostering a community of those practicing Compassionate Communication. Looking back nearly ten years later, I’m deeply satisfied to reflect on the number of people touched by … Continue reading Refocusing our Mission: A New Chapter for CCC
How do we share what we care about most in ways that others can easily hear, winning hearts and minds? Working for equality requires building trusting community – but to actually interact in ways that apply to community-building, transformative social change and the work for equality is no small feat. Most of us have been educated from … Continue reading Sharing our Passion, Holding our Ground!
Below is an exercise to help you transform a self-judgemental “I should…” into an actionable “I need…” If you’d like to practice more ways to turn negative self-talk into a beautiful mirror, Dian is teaching Making Internal Bullies into Allies: Shifting Negative Self-Talk into Constructive Action on Saturday March 9 in NYC, details here. This … Continue reading Freeing Ourselves from Shoulds
Ever feel like your inner queen is too haughty? Wonder what might happen if you could say what you really mean, get heard, and drop the blaming? Wish you could use your truest voice to tell others what you feel and need simply and clearly? This April 25-28, a Northeastern social-justice retreat and camp, Rowe … Continue reading Queering Compassion, one conversation at a time