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Busting This Myth Can Save Your Marriage

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.11.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Conflict exists in any marriage. Our challenge is to deal with differences constructively.

3 Simple Tips For Planning Your Estate

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty
Erris Langer Klapper

People are particularly persnickety about personal property, and rich or poor, our stuff means a lot to us. While wealthier people are more likely to have extensive estate planning documents in place, it's imperative across the board, as fights over tangible personal property often erupt.

Transpartisanship and the Conversion of Political Conflict

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

The current presidential campaign exposes extreme partisanship as our political normality. Reminiscent of the classic "boiling frog" metaphor, what on...

Focus on the Family's LGBTQ Descendants: Executive's Gay Daughter Speaks Out

E.C. Iwata | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

When attempting to talk about Focus on the Family, it's particularly difficult not to plunge head first into the dark waters of "Us vs. Them" as one its LGBTQ descendants. However, Amber Cantorna, a Focus executive's daughter, inspires us to try.

Power Struggles: Being Right or Being Loving

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Mandy and Evan consulted with me for couple's counseling because they were always bickering. Every little thing seemed to become an issue between them...

Untying the Palestinian Israeli Knot

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Palestinians and Israelis need to wake up to the new reality that they both face a greater enemy than each other. ISIS, and whatever other form radical extremist Islam will produce, has Israel and Palestinians on their shopping list.

Saying No To The Pope: A Wavemaker Conversation Featuring Michelangelo & William Ury

Michael Schulder | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Michael Schulder

I recently learned that Michelangelo said no to the pope - a no delivered in an impassioned letter that has resurfaced.

The Season of Advent: In Hopeful Anticipation of Conflict Transformation

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

In a few weeks I will help lead a group of students for a study abroad opportunity in South Africa. While much will be learned then and there, much ca...

"Showing Up" for Conversations that Feel Scary

Living Room Conversations | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

by: Keith Kozloff Peace-building at any level requires that the parties in conflict "show up" voluntarily for conversations that aren't easy. Not su...

Start Peace in Syria With Ceasefire and Food

William Lambers | Posted 11.27.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There is nothing to be gained from continued fighting in Syria. There won't be anything left in the country. For right now Syrians cannot even do the basics like growing food.

Global Citizenship: Where the Burden of Legacy Ends, Where Our Future Begins

Meicen Sun | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Meicen Sun

We don't have to say we take certain things for granted when we do - we do so by being okay with the status quo when we know change is urgently needed.

Keep Your Cool Under Fire With These Tips

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

How we treat one another matters -- that is just good, common sense. All human beings want to be respected, listened to and valued. These three universal needs are the key to authentic communication. Yet, these needs are often overlooked in the workplace.

Parents Are Not Perfect: What to Do When the Wrong Words Come Out of Your Mouth

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Sometimes pointing out a problem (such as negativity or stubbornness) invites a child to do more of what they were already doing that we didn't like. If we put out the welcome mat for what we'd actually like to see, it might actually happen.

Should Couples Embrace Conflict?

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 10.22.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Learning to accept each other's differences, and strong convictions, can be a powerful tool that brings you closer together as a couple.

How People of Faith Are Dealing With Conflict and Why the Truth Does Not Lie in the Middle

Joerg Rieger | Posted 10.25.2015 | Religion
Joerg Rieger

So what is the wound of the people? There is no simple answer, but we are beginning to understand that this is the all-important question because it leads us to engage the conflicts from which we must not shy away and it prevents us from engaging in false ones.

Women in Mali Demand Equal Role in Peace Accords

UN Women | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
UN Women

After more than three and a half years of armed conflict in Mali, a peace agreement was finally signed on 20 June 2015, marking the end of more than 10 months of mediation led by Algeria and the international community. It renewed hope for the country's population of over 15 million.

Teach Kids to Identify Feelings: Easy DIY Tutorial and Activity to Help Young Children Express Their Emotions

Alicia Gonzalez | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Alicia Gonzalez

Remember when your children used to come up to you, give you an energetic poke in the thigh to get your attention, and point? We identified the object they were pointing at, named it for them, and sometimes even let them have it!

5 Steps for Fighting Fair

Grace de Rond | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

When we feel safe and connected, we remember that solutions are more important than the other person's behavior -- and understanding his or her perspective matters more than what we're arguing about. And in that case, we can't lose.

A Call to Leadership: Strategies for Building Restorative Communities

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Leaders are called upon to build new bridges, promote the common good, and uplift others. Restorative justice can serve as a tool for achieving these goals. Restorative justice focuses on the interrelatedness of the human experience and offers a framework for resolving conflict.

Family Dysfuntionality: How Does It Affect The Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I encourage adults to be mindful about their behavior in front of children. The aggression they witness can sometimes become a part of who they are later on. Families often seem to have some level of dysfunction, but it is the those who are mindful of the imprinting that takes place who have the best results!

Overcoming Challenges to Peace

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

When I visited Latin America in June this year, we sent a message to meet with the leaders of the Colombian rebel group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). They responded positively and we had a very fruitful meeting in Cuba.

Understanding the "Privileged"

Sheena Vasani | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Sheena Vasani

I realised what my friend was saying: just because you've the upper hand in one area of life doesn't mean you've the happier life. Nobody's immune from pain, no matter her or his gender, race, or wealth. After all, depression and suicide can affect anybody.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Why Confidence Is Quiet and Insecurity Is Loud

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Karin Luise

Sweet revenge. The need to get back at someone and make them pay ... because they caused you pain and deserve to feel the same way. Right? I get it. ...

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.