The Risky Business of Whistleblowing

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“I can pull a patient file and say ‘Hey Dr. John Doe, the next time this patient comes in the door, you need to put this patient on this drug.   If you don’t, there’s no more Laker games, there’s no more bottles of liquor, there’s no more golf, there’s no more Dogders games […].  Essentially […]

The Death of “Just War?”: We Don’t Need No More Trouble!

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You probably haven’t noticed, but there’s a secret hidden in what’s missing from your Facebook newsfeed. While you’re probably seeing a lot of posts about terrorism, fear, death, and, it seems, general world-wide chaos, there are likely fewer posts about one of our oldest and most damaging conflict resolution strategies: war. In a Medium article […]

Being Engaged with Melinda Gates

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Back to School ‪is fast approaching, and whether your child is moving into the dorms or about to start kindergarten, there isn’t a better time to sit down with them for some one on one time with them as they begin a new school year.  That makes this a perfect time of the year to focus on […]

Kindness and Generosity: A Perfect Pair

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How do you keep a marriage healthy?  Studies say that two of the ways of being relational are key to keeping a partnership happy and healthy.  The way in which couples express kindness and generosity to each other can actually say a lot about whether they stay together.  Not surprisingly, the more ways in which […]

Setting the Relational Example: Difficult Interactions with Kids

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Being Relational can help you to work through a variety of adult problems, from workplace conflicts to marital issues. But it’s also important to recognize the way in which it can help you navigate difficult interactions with your children. As children grow up, they will start to experience conflicts of their own. Setting a good […]

A Team to Root For

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The Refugee Olympic Team is an inspiration to us all!  The team’s athletes have gone from seeing the darkest days to seeing the brightest lights shining on them as Olympic competitors.  But they don’t dwell on the past- they are grounded in the fact that those days are in the past and choose to focus only on the […]

Relational, Transactional… International?

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“Foreign Policy is not about transactions, it’s about relationships.  It’s about predictability.  It’s about reliability […].  Countries are counting on us […and] they’ve got to know that is a rock solid commitment.  If not, they’ll either appease stronger neighbors, like Russia or China, or they’ll go their own way, and they’ll develop their own capabilities, […]