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 […]

On Glenn Beck, Empathy, and Black Lives Matter

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Glenn Beck is a prominent voice among conservative commentators. He has hosted his own talk show, created his own media source, and been on countless news programs voicing his strong conservative beliefs. Those beliefs are sometimes extreme and sometimes reflect a lack of groundedness. However, it seems as though Glenn Beck may be turning a relational […]

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 […]

Something Like Forgiveness: John Sage’s Bridges to Life Program

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In 1993, John Sage’s mother was murdered. Now, in 2015, he runs a rehabilitation program called Bridges to Life that is dedicated to helping inmates who are serving murder sentences come to grips with what they’ve done by inspiring empathy with their victims. Sage’s program is similar to other prison education programs, except for that […]

Re-Imagining Happily Ever After

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Though it may seem counter-intuitive, sometimes an unhappy ending leads to a happy one. That is what Lara Bazelon found after the dissolution of her unsuccessful first marriage lead to the first happy vacation with her children and now ex-husband. She recently shared her story in an essay published in the New York Times, through […]