Living Peacefully

Meeting Needs

I am overwhelmed with sadness at the war in Ukraine and the devastation the Ukrainian people are experiencing. I am also feeling deeply sad about the Russian people and what they must be going through. One of the most basic tenants of Nonviolent Communication is that...

Transition Time? Surprise!

I have been thinking about transitions lately. This month, time zones across the world change and many of us shift with them. Some of you, like me, tend to spend the early days of time zone changes scratching our heads as we try to schedule appointments with people in...

Life Can Be Messy

I am thinking about radical acceptance today. I woke up at 3:00am yesterday worrying about one relationship that is very important to me. Our connection is so strained that I fear real connection may no longer be possible, which brought up feelings of deep...

Grateful, Sad, and Scared: Diving In

Grateful, Sad, and Scared: Diving In

I am feeling a heaviness about the coming of 2022. The same kind of heaviness I have felt the last two new years, and it feels old and tiring. I am thinking about COVID rearing its head again in several countries, the disparity of vaccinations that are available for...