Teach Youth How to Communicate & Resolve Conflict

A fight erupted in the school hall and both boys had bloody noses. They had to be pulled apart by four adults.  Mrs. Walker, the assistant principal, intervened. “He said my cousin is stupid,” growled Michael. “No one insults my family.” “Liar!” angrily shouted James. “I don’t even know your cousin!” “You didn’t have to fight, […]

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5 Ways to Find Peace in the Storm

A Cherokee chief once told his grandson, “There is a battle between two wolves within all of us.” “One wolf is Evil,” he continued. “It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.” The boy asked, “Grandfather, which wolf […]

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How to Get Up When You Fall Down

There is a fable about a man who fell from the edge of a cliff. As he tumbled through the air, he desperately grabbed and clung to a branch that grew from the wall of the cliff. He cried out, “Is there anyone out there who can help me?” “I can help you,” responded a Voice […]

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How to Say What You Want & Need

Why is it so hard to ask for what you want? A client furiously explained her anger about a recent exchange with a graphic designer.  Although she discussed and agreed upon specific marketing products from his portfolio, the materials she received looked nothing like the products she ordered. “These are not the marketing materials I […]

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How Important Is It?

We all know that anger is a normal, healthy emotion. What do we do with it when we feel it? It is one thing to sit with an uncomfortable emotion long enough to feel and release it; it is quite another to repeatedly respond to invitations from within to re-experience an anger-inducing situation until it […]

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