July 19, 2017
Listening (part 1)

During the NVC foundation trainings that I run, we learn a skill called ‘Empathic listening’. To assist this learning, I often find it useful to start with a game that aims to teach the group; what empathic listening is not.
I won’t go into all the details of the game here but I will say that while one person tells

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July 11, 2017
Owning your Needs (part 2)

I often work with clients who for some reason or another, are brought up to believe that their needs don’t matter and that it is more important to give to others. As you might remember from my post last week, this is a familiar story in my life as well.

What I didn’t share last week is a major side

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July 6, 2017
Why Your Needs Matter (part 1)

There is a set of universal needs that every human being on this planet has, whether they are aware of them or not. They are motivating every action we take. They are what makes life worthwhile, they bring richness to life. They are what help us to thrive and grow and bloom. To name just a few, they include: belonging;

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June 27, 2017
Would you like to repair the past?

I used to think that once I had said something to offend someone or spoken in a way that wasn’t connecting to that person, that there was no coming back from it; that it was the end of it to the point where it was almost like it was the end of the relationship. Or that what I had really

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June 20, 2017
Living a life that is not yours

There are many things which I love about NVC, but I was reminded of one of them in particular quite recently – of how lovely it is to just say simply and clearly exactly what I really mean.

It sounds obvious doesn’t it? Something that can only be supportive of rich and powerful communication that engenders trust.  Yet my

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June 14, 2017
Sitting in love and sorrow

I’ve been sharing a lot recently about last month’s 9 day International Intensive Training in Nonviolent Communication that was held in Bali, Indonesia. And that is simply because there was so much gained from this experience that I can’t help but want to share it with you
Today’s post is no different and if anything, it’s even more important because

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June 6, 2017
Assumptions, connection and paying attention

A couple of weeks ago I broached the topic of diversity and how amazing it was to have so many countries and cultures from around the world represented at the recent 9 Day NVC International Intensive in Bali.

In the daily Facebook live videos that I put out during that time, I did my best to capture as wide an

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June 1, 2017
I love this video

In case you didn’t see it, I wanted to share this video that was taken a couple of weeks ago at the NVC retreat in Bali. I sat with a lot of people that week but sometimes, a comment or person just stands out and makes me want to make sure that as many people have heard it as possible.

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May 24, 2017
No matter what

If you were following my Facebook live videos at last week’s NVC retreat in Bali, then you will no doubt have an idea of just how life changing and impactful this experience was for everyone involved – and hopefully in some way, for those of you watching at home too.

There are so many things that I could say about

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May 16, 2017
Slowing down

Last week I shared a video about timelessness and how it connects to who we really are. This week, I’d like to continue that conversation by talking about what happens when we slow time down.

During my stay in Central Australia with my indigenous ‘family’, it quickly became clear that: time is different there. Time seemed to move so very

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