Living Peacefully Blog

Let’s Celebrate!

I am writing to you with CELEBRATION on my mind. The NVC Academy has launched its new and improved website!! If you have not checked it out yet, please do so now: https://nvcacademy.com. This renovation of our site has been a long time coming and took ample amounts of...

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I am not an angry person…

Recently, I have been pondering anger, how I express it and the jackal story I tell myself about it. Marshall Rosenberg taught that anger is a natural emotion that is based on a judgment of someone else or myself. I agree with this, so I have been doing some “enemy...

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Unexpected Sweetness

It is 5:30 in the morning. I am sitting in a medical facility waiting area for my wife, Kim, who has just gone in for a minor surgical procedure. I have only had a couple of hours of sleep and I can barely keep my eyes open. I am not very worried, but am a little...

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I have choice…

That is my mantra this year. It came to me when I was headed somewhere to do something that I had wanted to do, and yet I was feeling annoyed about it because traffic was heavy and overwhelming. I then gave myself a few moments of self-empathy where I connected to the...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I greatly enjoyed my New Year’s Peace Meditation yesterday as it brings together NVC enthusiasts from across the world. It is one of my favorite traditions for welcoming the New Year! How has 2022 been for you? For me, it has felt like an exhilarating and challenging...

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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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