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

Time for Rest – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/12/19/time-for-rest/ You don’t have infinite energy.  But it is tempting to pretend like you do. Especially during the hecticness of the holidays, with so much going on, so much to do, and cultural and family expectations to live Continue reading Time for Rest – by Kind Communication

A Time for Healing – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/11/21/a-time-for-healing/ The election is over. It was a long and bitter primary season and then election season.  On all sides there were angry and divisive attacks and accusations made.  And now living in the aftermath of a Trump’s Continue reading A Time for Healing – by Kind Communication

Empathy: What Brings Us Together – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/10/24/empathy-what-brings-us-together/ If you’re wondering why the world seems to be tearing itself apart, the answer is simple: lack of empathy. Empathy is the art of experiencing the feelings and the worldview of another as if it were your Continue reading Empathy: What Brings Us Together – by Kind Communication

Do We Even Know What We Want? – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/10/10/do-we-even-know-what-we-want/ How often do I find myself upset and complaining about a situation to a friend, and they ask me ‘well, how do you specifically want it to be different?’ and I have no answer?  Uncomfortably too often. Continue reading Do We Even Know What We Want? – by Kind Communication

Marriage: How Do You Know You’ve Found “The One”? – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/09/26/marriage-how-do-you-know-youve-found-the-one/ I’ve attended a lot of weddings this summer (my own included in that).  And in going to so many weddings, the question naturally arises “how do you know when you’ve found ‘the one’?” This is a very Continue reading Marriage: How Do You Know You’ve Found “The One”? – by Kind Communication

Me & Not Me – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/09/12/me-not-me/ I want to share with you one of my favorite exercises that helps people set boundaries.  It’s called “Me & Not Me”. One of the key obstacles to setting boundaries is a difficulty in separating oneself from Continue reading Me & Not Me – by Kind Communication

Three Essentials to Staying Connected in Stressful Times – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/08/15/three-ways-for-couples-to-stay-connected-in-stressful-times/ Relationships have seasons. Sometimes a relationship is in a season of peace and tranquility.  And sometimes a relationship is in a season of stress and frustration. These difficult seasons are inevitable.  My now wife and I just Continue reading Three Essentials to Staying Connected in Stressful Times – by Kind Communication

Feelings: The Language of Connection – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/06/27/feelings-the-language-of-connection/ Time and time again, the most powerful shift in couples I coach happens when they start expressing their feelings to one another.  Our emotions are truly the language of connection.  And so it is tragic that we Continue reading Feelings: The Language of Connection – by Kind Communication

Needs: The Signposts of the Soul – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/05/29/needs-the-signposts-of-the-soul/ We all have needs.  And those needs go far beyond just air, food, water, and shelter. We need love, warmth, acceptance, community, friendship, honesty, respect, connection, and the list goes on and on and on.  The Center Continue reading Needs: The Signposts of the Soul – by Kind Communication