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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back to Center, Back to Calm

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Being centered is a counter-egoic way to hack being calm! By focusing on the breath, you can bring clarity back into your thoughts and actions.  Read some helpful tips on how to be more centered here.  

The Danger of Making the Presidential Debates a Circus

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Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton took the stage on Monday night for the first presidential debate of this election cycle. According to The New York Times’ reporters Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin, the two “clashed over trade, the Iraq war, [Trump’s] refusal to release his tax returns, and [Clinton’s] use of a private email server.” […]

Baltimore Affordable Housing: Is Secrecy to Avoid Conflict a Wise Option?

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Both the Democratic and Republican parties are struggling with in-party opposition towards their candidates. These conflicts, if they escalate or are left unresolved, could cause either party to lose their unity. Refocusing on relational principles could help to mend some fractures. But that’s not politics as usual, is it? In order to explore the way in which being […]

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 […]

7 Ways, 7 Days

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Everyone knows that there are seven days of the week, but not everyone knows that there are 7 ways to be relational!  7 days and 7 ways means that every day provides us with the opportunity to practice a new way of being relational.  ORANS wants to help you learn how to be relational- why […]