Control: The Self-Defeating Myth

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/09/11/control-the-self-defeating-myth/ Many of us wish we could have more control over our lives.  I know I do.  I do all sorts of things that help me maintain the illusion that I am in control. And then something happens Continue reading Control: The Self-Defeating Myth

Responding to Hate with Love – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/08/23/responding-to-hate-with-love/ I am seeing a lot of hatred of the other in the world right now.  The events in Charlottesville and Barcelona are clear examples of people exposing hatred towards others, so much hatred of the other that Continue reading Responding to Hate with Love – by Kind Communication

Soothing Our Fear – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/07/25/soothing-our-fear/ Fear comes in all kinds of forms.  There’s anxiety, dread, scared, panicked, worried, suspicious, and mistrustful.  All of these are different nuances to the one core experience of fear.  Fear is so powerful that subtly it drives Continue reading Soothing Our Fear – by Kind Communication

Boundaries: Essential to Happy Relationships – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/07/10/boundaries-essential-to-happy-relationships/ Boundaries are essential to happy relationships. That may seem counter-intuitive. “Aren’t happy couples always spending time together and sharing everything, and doing whatever will make their partner happy?” No. In fact, that previous sentence ought to send Continue reading Boundaries: Essential to Happy Relationships – by Kind Communication

Forgiving – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/06/26/forgiving/ There is no way to move through the world, in a healthy way, that can completely avoid hurting others or being hurt by others.  Anything short of becoming a hermit or being completely co-dependent means that we Continue reading Forgiving – by Kind Communication

Befriending Our Inner Critic – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/06/06/befriending-our-inner-critic/ Most of us have an inner critic. That’s the voice in your head that says you’re doing it wrong, or even that you’re not enough. It’s the incessant thoughts about the flaws or mistakes in something you’ve Continue reading Befriending Our Inner Critic – by Kind Communication

When You Don’t Want to Listen… – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/05/15/when-you-dont-want-to-listen/ Sometimes I find that I just don’t want to hear what the other person has to say. I’m so upset, hurt, or just disconnected that I don’t want to sit and listen. I just want to fix Continue reading When You Don’t Want to Listen… – by Kind Communication

Recommitment – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/05/01/recommitment/ Sometimes we simply don’t fulfill our promises. Despite our best efforts and intentions, we fall short of what we said we’re committed to. Closer readers of my website and blog will notice that I am committed to Continue reading Recommitment – by Kind Communication

Questioning Richard Haass About Oligarchy & Global Governance

I recently took an opportunity to personally question Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2003.   I asked… If the United States is more oligarchy than democracy — or perceived that way by a Princeton Continue reading Questioning Richard Haass About Oligarchy & Global Governance

Deconstructing Enemy Images – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/01/30/deconstructing-enemy-images/ We are living in a time when a lot of our public, and thus our private, language projects the image of “enemy” onto other people.  This is happening on all sides of the political aisle.  Projecting an Continue reading Deconstructing Enemy Images – by Kind Communication