Giving Thanks – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/11/29/giving-thanks/ For many of us today, it is too easy to fall into despair, dejection, and pessimism.  Whether it’s the current political climate, struggles with work, or stress with family around the holidays, we can find ourselves focusing Continue reading Giving Thanks – by Kind Communication

Shame – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/11/13/shame/ The most powerful emotion in the human experience is not anger, fear, or joy: its shame.  Shame is the feeling associated with beliefs that I am wrong, broken, or bad.  Physically, shame may feel like a “cold Continue reading Shame – by Kind Communication

Using NVC In the Workplace – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/10/24/using-nvc-in-the-workplace/ The workplace is rife with conflict, and yet it is an environment that is not conducive to expressing feelings and needs.  Rather than being a place where people are treated with empathy and collaboration, it is a Continue reading Using NVC In the Workplace – by Kind Communication

The Stories in Our Heads – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/10/11/the-stories-in-our-heads/ Humans are storytelling beings.  The way we make meaning of the world is by telling stories.  We see this on the large cultural scale with things like religion, science, and philosophy.  But we do this on an Continue reading The Stories in Our Heads – by Kind Communication

Dangers of Digital Communication – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2017/09/28/dangers-of-digital-communication/ Technology makes communication harder.  I know in a lot of ways technology helps us stay in touch with old friends, or stay connected to family that live elsewhere, or it gives us time to reflect and edit Continue reading Dangers of Digital Communication – by Kind Communication

Control: The Self-Defeating Myth – by Kind Communication

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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 – by Kind Communication

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