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Mahna Mahna

Do you ever feel out of sorts or out of sync with others? Can it be challenging for you to see and express your beautiful self when others are singing to a different tune? That aptly describes my state of mind lately, and then I watched this… …and I laughed and...

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Cherishing My Body

Recently, I went to a holistic doctor who asked me if I cherished my body, and if I ever took notice of how I felt when I put food into it. I blushed a little and said, “Well. No.” She said, “Really? You don’t love your body, the very thing that allows you to...

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Mourning and Celebration

Mourning and Celebration

It is with deep sadness that I let you know that CNVC Certified Trainer Robert Maoz Kržišnik died on Tuesday, August 30th. Robert had a skill for engaging in authentic conversations. Dialogues that focused on deeper truths rather than superficial preferences. He was a...

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Timing is Everything

Over the last few months, I have been in dialogue with 4 Ukrainian NVC trainers. Through the process of meeting with them, I have learned some things that I am so grateful for and I want to share them with you now. The first thing I learned is that, at the beginning...

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Joy and Gratitude

Guess who turned one-year-old in June? If you have been following my letters, you may know the answer… my grandson, River! What a bundle of joy and love he is! Later today he and our daughter and son-in-law will arrive for a week-long stay. I cannot wait! I have been...

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What is in your power to change?

I have been experiencing far more stress than usual for far too long now – and I know I am not alone. Most of my friends, family, and students feel similarly. Can you relate? Underneath my stress are precious needs for reassurance, inner and outer peace, and trust....

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Subject: This change is Divinely guided…

Subject: This change is Divinely guided…

You may remember that a few months ago I mentioned that my mantra for 2022 was: This change is Divinely guided. Well, synchronicity struck the other day… I was walking along my favorite nature trail when I was visited by this beautiful hawk. In all my years walking...

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The Small Things

I have been feeling especially sad and even a little depressed lately. In response, I have been focusing on inviting more of the things that support joy and nurturing in my life, such as exercise, fun, and time with loved ones. Similarly, I’ve been decreasing the...

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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...

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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...

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