Commit to Nonviolence – The Essence of #LiveORANS

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From ORANS founder, William Senft : For 2017 and this Martin Luther King holiday, the message below from Pope Francis says everything that I hope and pray for. It also sums up what Louise and I wanted to bring forth in our book, Being Relational. I believe that a Christian approach to life and conflict, particularly as […]

Spread the Love!

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Being clear might be boiled down to the old adage, “Honesty is the best policy,” but is it really that simple? It’s all about transparency. When you’re clear about who you are, you’ll find that your interactions with others will improve! Read more about one woman’s experience with being clear here!

Improving Your Interaction With A Friend Who Is Suffering

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It’s tricky talking with someone who you know who has just experienced a life-altering tragedy or loss.  They may have suddenly lost a family member or members, had a horrible accident, or found out they have a serious disease.  Coming to an interaction with someone who is suffering calls you to be relational.  You may […]

A Relational Christmas – the Gift of Quality Interaction

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If you’re celebrating this holiday season, chances are you’ve been busy these past few weeks trying to figure out what presents to buy for your loved ones this year.  It wouldn’t be the holidays if you weren’t stressing out about gifts. ‘Tis the season to be frantically online shopping in order to get your nephew […]

The Thanksgiving Elephant in the Room!

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This Thanksgiving there will probably be a Turkey in the room- but there might also be an Elephant too. Thanksgiving is traditionally a day spent connecting with families and loved ones. But this past week has been a stressful one for our interactions. People on both side of the political spectrum are processing the results of a […]

Honoring our Veterans and How You Can Help

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America’s veterans are true examples of relational leaders. They embody what it means to be generous and humble by putting themselves on the line to protect our freedom and prosperity. At ORANS, we are big believers in “what goes around comes around” and creating positive karma. So, let’s bring it back around for our veterans!  Huffington […]

Live in the Now

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Being grounded means living in the now. You do not let events in your past define who you are as a person. You reject labels for others, so you reject putting labels on yourself.  For some useful tips on how to start living in the now, click here.

Being Clear- Avoiding the Slippery Slope of Lying and Deception

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Lying can be a slippery slope. One deception can lead to another. It’s science. According to a recent New York Times article, “people who tell small, self-serving lies are likely to progress to bigger falsehoods, and over time, the brain appears to adapt to the dishonesty.”  At ORANS, it’s affirming to hear that science is […]