NVC Conversations About Privilege and “Power-Over”

This year Mary MacKenzie of the NVC Academy (NVCA) organized an online symposium Removing Our Blinders: Seeing the Impact of Power and Privilege that I consider courageous and visionary. The symposium offered an opportunity for those of European background, men, women, and people of color to share their experiences and for others to empathically listen. … Continue reading NVC Conversations About Privilege and “Power-Over”

What Do You Deserve? And Do You Really Want to Deserve Anything?

I recently got into a discussion about the concept of “deserve” thanks to the person who sends out emails for me, who dropped the “D” word in a recent subject line about a program I’m leading next week in North Carolina. If you missed it, the subject line read:  “You Deserve Your Best Life.”   … Continue reading What Do You Deserve? And Do You Really Want to Deserve Anything?

Episode 9: Celebrating Learning Curves

Connecting Across Differences is a new podcast by Dian Killian, PhD of Work Collaboratively about having greater empathy for yourself and others, and how to hear others more deeply and make sure that you’ve been heard. Episodes are available on iTunes. Listen to Episode 9 below: On this episode, Dian shares tips on celebrating your learning curves so … Continue reading Episode 9: Celebrating Learning Curves

Episode 9: Transforming Your Inner Critic

Connecting Across Differences is a podcast by Dian Killian, Ph.D. of Work Collaboratively about having greater empathy for yourself and others, and how to hear others more deeply and make sure that you’ve been heard. Episodes are available on iTunes. Listen to Episode 9 below: On this episode, Dian shares tips on celebrating your learning curves so … Continue reading Episode 9: Transforming Your Inner Critic

Enjoying Difficult People, Including Yourself: Special Holiday Edition!

I know that "enjoying" sounds like a high bar. If someone's difficult I find often we don't want anything to do with them we want them out of our hair and out of our lives. What's amazing to me and impressive, over and over again, when I practice NVC and I practice self-empathy I get … Continue reading Enjoying Difficult People, Including Yourself: Special Holiday Edition!

What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Thousand Ways to Say, “I Love You” – in Giraffe.

“I love you.” Ah, that warm and fuzzy feeling! I can see hear birds singing. Little cupids with their bows and arrows, and rainbows! Every song and poem about romantic love floats into my head… as The Beatles croon, “All you need is love!” Love is a universal need.  We all need it.  In fact, … Continue reading What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Thousand Ways to Say, “I Love You” – in Giraffe.