NVC Conversations About Power, Privilege, “Power-Over” and Social Change

About two years ago the NVC Academy organized an online symposium on Removing Our Blinders: Seeing the Impact of Power and Privilege.  The symposium offered opportunities for those of European background and people of color to share their experiences as well as men and women, and for others to empathically listen in a virtual fishbowl. This … Continue reading NVC Conversations About Power, Privilege, “Power-Over” and Social Change

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?

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.

Self-Management = More Joy at Work

This article is a reprint 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 … Continue reading Self-Management = More Joy at Work

Self Management means More Joy at Work

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