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Hello? Are you listening?

From a very young age, we tell our children to listen. As we grow older and wiser, we are continually told to listen. While we all know what the word

What makes you smile?

Yesterday I did a “photo shoot” for some pictures for my website/twitter/facebook and I was constantly smiling for these pictures!  Also, my son over the past month or so has

William Ury: From No to Yes

The other day I saw a video that had been posted from Neil Denny, Cinnie Noble, and Tom Valenti on  Twitter. This video is a Ted.com video featuring William Ury.

What’s this blog about?

So you’ve been coming here a little bit and reading here and there.  Or maybe this is your first time (Welcome to both!).  I thought I would give you a

Fight, Run, Engage

Whenever I tell people that I’m a mediator they usually say something like, “So…you deal with conflict all the time?  Who would like that?”  I usually just respond with a

Are you listening with your whole body?

Are you always aware of the message you are sending someone while you are talking OR listening to them?  I’m not.  If I was going to be honest about it,

Stop being a robot, be real

Have you ever asked the question, “How are you doing today?”  What do you expect from the answer?  Do you expect the usual response of, “I’m doing ok,” or “I’m

Sex Ed.

The first time I read about the alleged changes to children’s sex education classes I was a little perturbed.  However, the more I thought about it the more I agreed

Family Ties

So I went to Ottawa this weekend for my cousin’s wedding. I had a lot of fun there visiting family, even though I was only there for roughly 22 hours.