Focused on helping things go right

Some of the most important work in my recovery hasn't been focused on the problems I'd caused for myself. Focus on solutions and improving my overall habits and lifestyle have been crucial.Solving a problem doesn't always look like confronting it directly, instead what we experience as a problem may be a symptom of underlying issues that aren't always what you'd expect. More …

The Rise of Nonviolence: Gandhi, King, Wink, Rosenberg

Gandhi and King offer powerful examples of what is possible with a commitment to nonviolent resistance, fueled by love. Their nonviolent practices have been followed to great effect, but their examples of love, in the face of oppression are difficult to follow. That could have something to do with that theologian Walter Wink called the Myth of Redemptive Violence, a pattern that's been repeated in nearly every story ever told. More …

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

Instead of judging what people are, we make clear observations of whether their actions are fulfilling our needs. If our needs are not met, then we follow up our observation with a clear request of what would meet those needs. If our needs are met by their actions, we clearly communicate an appreciation of how our lives have been enriched. More …