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.”...

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,...

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...

How to Say What You Want & Need

Why is it so hard to ask for what you want? A friend who is a small business owner 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...

How Important Is It?

Anger is a normal, healthy – and often uncomfortable – emotion.  It is one thing to sit with a difficult emotion long enough to feel and release it; it’s another to repeatedly relive an anger-inducing situation until it dominates your thoughts....

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