201802.01
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Persistence

I’m embarrassed and confused. How can someone who loves so much be so deeply hated? How can someone with so much conflict resolution training and experience be unable to communicate with her own family? Is there something wrong with me? Is there something wrong with them? Or are there just some people who don’t belong…

201801.29
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Forgive Yourself for Seeming Selfish

This month, we’ve been focusing on Choice #1: Forgive Yourself for Having Conflicts, which is one of the Seven Choices from my book, DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master. It’s almost comical (although sometimes very painful) how God, the universe, or life will bring us opportunities to practice what we…

201801.22
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Forgive Yourself for Your Thoughts

When I teach my continuing education course, “Setting Clear Goals and Performance Expectations for Your Employees”, we typically discuss hot topics such as sexual harassment, gender harassment, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias. Common questions include: · What do we do about our gendered bathrooms? · Where will the protected classes end? · Can we still…

201801.18
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White Girl Tears

I cry, not because I am fragile, like some silver-spooned infant wanting her next dollar, manicure, or jewel at your expense. Like my heart, my nails are natural, unadorned, rich in the hard work of fighting back rape, scraping surfaces of multiple jobs and benign promotions that left me no better financially, yet depleted energetically….