Tag Archives: forgiveness and conflict resolution

The Return of the Light–now is a perfect time to let go and forgive

The Light Returns! All our ancestors, from whatever spiritual or religious tradition, had some kind of celebration at this time of year to honor the return of the light. In the far past, they watched the days getting shorter and … Continue reading

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Four Elements of Forgiveness—50 Years Later.

I read recently about a beautiful example of forgiveness for a wrong that happened 50 years before. Elwin Wilson had been a white supremacist, and one of the mob who, in 1961, severely beat up Freedom Riders demonstrating for integration … Continue reading

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Five Tips to Let Go and Forgive after a Break-Up

Learning how to let go and forgive helped me a lot after two “break-ups.” Neither of these was with a spouse or romantic partner, but they were deep and difficult and painful nonetheless. One was with a dear friend of … Continue reading

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Coaching, Forgiveness, and Co-Parenting–video interview with Lorraine

Would you like to hear more about my work? In this recent lively video interview between me, Lorraine Segal and Dave Hilton on the Conflict Specialist Show, I discuss my work as a Forgiveness Coach and Conflict Management coach and … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution and Creating a Culture of Empathy —video dialogue

How does building empathy help resolve conflict and create a better world? In a recent lively video dialogue Edwin Rutsch of The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy and I had a broad ranging discussion of this and other … Continue reading

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Can Forgetting Help Us Forgive?

By remembering our younger selves, can we heal bitterness and estrangement in our present relationships? This is the theme of the novel, What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty. As the novel begins, Alice falls and hits her head during a spinning class, … Continue reading

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Letting go of grudges and resentments—a key to transforming communication

Holding grudges is a very human thing to do, but it creates a number of problems for the individuals who hold them and for the people they are in relationship with. As the quote someone sent me on Facebook states, … Continue reading

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The Heart of Communication, from strife to harmony

How can we open our hearts and minds to clear, transformative communication? How can we move from anger and resentment to compassion? From blocks and misunderstandings to connection and empathy? What are the skills and  awareness we need to walk … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Apologies for Parents and Teens

An apology can bring powerful healing to conflicted relationships. I was privileged to witness this recently in a juvenile diversion mediation. In the mediation for a teen offender and her victims, one thirteen year old girl I’ll call Rebecca took … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Speech Offers Conflict Resolution Wisdom

President Obama gave an eloquent and inspiring speech last Wednesday January 12th at the Tucson Memorial for those killed in the massacre. Particularly impressive to to me were statements he made that captured the essence of conflict resolution principles and … Continue reading

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