Lately, I’ve been reading books that offer an intersection with the practice of NVC. One of these is Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World by Dzigar Kongtrul Rimpoche. (Listen to a podcast that I recorded about this book review here [27:22]) I Googled the word … Continue reading Training in Tenderness (Book Review)
On September 21, 2018, I encourage you to join people around the world in celebrating the 37th annual International Day of Peace, informally known as "Peace Day." Established by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared day for all of humanity to contribute to building a Culture of Peace in our … Continue reading Celebrate International Peace Day!
In many large business organizations, internal teams and departments can either “hire” other departments in-house for work needed, often getting the best possible price for those contracts, or they can outsource the work, if there’s a good reason to do so. It all depends on the discretion of the budgeting department, who acts as the … Continue reading Saving Personnel During Budget Cuts
Awhile ago, I passed by an ASPCA van, with cats up for adoption. I went over to take a look and fell in love with a cat called Caiden. I love Irish names, so he caught my attention. I already had two cats at home and wasn’t looking for a third, but Caiden was so … Continue reading Kitty Empathy
Several years ago I was heading to a holiday party I’d organized with a bunch of supplies in tow. I live in New York City and was riding the subway. I packed all the decorations and food in a large cart with wheels to make it easy to transport. By the time I got to … Continue reading Empathy in the Face of Powerful Structures
If you’re attempting to communicate with someone who doesn't speak or sign the same language as you, and you don’t have an interpreter, no matter how clear or connected your communication, you may not be heard or understood. There are external or structural issues at play. Your empathic intention---communicated via your facial expressions and body … Continue reading Creating Peace and Change: A Multi-Level Approach
Note: this blog post is a transcription of a podcast made in January, which you can listen to here. The NVC Academy- which offers online courses on Nonviolent Communication, held a telethon last year and invited trainers to donate prizes. In addition to donating copies of my book, Urban Empathy, I also donated speaking on … Continue reading Working with our Learning Curves