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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.

New Job, New Country, Lots Of Exciting Challenges

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

There aren't many organizations, if any, that we would uproot our family for. But this feels like the move I have been seeking for a couple of years now; the right opportunity leading the right organization at the right time in its growth.

Compromising Positions

Mallory Stevens | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Mallory Stevens

There are four basic ways people can deal with conflict at different times - competition, avoidance, accommodation and collaborative problem-solving. These strategies depend on the level of concern people in dispute have for their own outcome vis-à-vis the other party's outcome. (It's called the Dual Concern Model.)

Two States: A Solution

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

In eighteen months the stone carver will engrave the final dates of the two-state solution idea, and we will head towards unilateral actions that will create two states or back into a one-state entity. Neither will be a solution and will only create different dynamics for the conflict to continue.

Flag Language

Mike Bonifer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Flags are, of course, symbols. They fit into a level of communication that, in our practice of quantum storytelling, we call Meta language. Meta langu...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Final Part

Mark Baer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Since this is the final article in this series, I am finally going to share the answer I gave the attorney colleague of mine who asked me the following question: "Any thoughts on how to make money as a family lawyer when you're not prepared to screw the other side?"

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

How to Be at Peace When the World Isn't

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

We seem to be living out the Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." The curse is probably mythical, but our interesting times contain muc...

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.

A Case for Mediation

Mallory Stevens | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Mallory Stevens

Everyone wants to feel heard, and, particularly in conflict -- when emotions are often inflamed -- it's easy for understanding to be compromised and agreement to seem impossible. Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution, can remedy that.

Recognizing All Your Moms... Six Questions

David Kanegis | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

It takes so little to show your appreciation on a more frequent basis. Whether it's a quick cup of coffee, a movie, going shopping, a day out on the town or simply telling your Mother how much you love, appreciate and treasure her. Consider doing this often.

Maintaining Hope as We Work to End Religious Conflicts

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

To my mind, religion-tinged conflicts are perhaps the single greatest threat to world peace. Those conflicts have created more than 50 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide.

Women Bridge Divide Between Koreas By Crossing the DMZ

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

It's time to chart a diplomatic roadmap in another region with long-festering hostility: the Korean peninsula. On May 24, International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, I will be one of 30 women from 15 countries who will engage in a historic march from North to South Korea, crossing the Demilitarized Zone.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part II

Mark Baer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Except for the years I was in Juvenile Dependency court, where mediation was available for each case set for trial (but not presently, because that court system does not now have the funds to do so), I can count on the fingers of one hand the times when opposing counsel suggested mediation.

A Coffee House Paper on War and Peace

Jon Van Til | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Jon Van Til

This is a Budapest coffee shop paper. You know how it goes: three friends sipping the world's best coffee and musing on the state of the world. Overhead the buzz of planes connecting the busier capitals of the planet.

A Mother/Daughter Project: How to Be Curious and Strengthen Your Relationship

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

The daughter in me realizes that this is considered uncommon and for some even weird. The mother in me asks, "why is it so strange to want to work with your mother?" What is it about the mother/daughter relationship that makes our situation considered so unique?

Is the King Solomon Story Really About Mediating or Judging?

Mark Baer | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

It's amazing how many ways Biblical text can be interpreted and the fact that the same people are willing to interpret the exact same text differently for their own selfish and self-serving purposes, as the need arises.

Knowing How to Argue Effectively Can Transform Your Relationship

Grace de Rond | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

The bottom line is that understanding our partner's perspective and feelings matters more than what we're arguing about. And by making that a priority, we can't lose.

Want a Great Relationship? Don't Go to Bed Angry

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weddings
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

The first time I got married, I was young, naïve and foolish. I didn't genuinely understand what it meant to share a life with another person even th...

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Secrets of a Successful Divorce Mediation

Alison Patton | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Alison Patton

Sometimes spouses still can't hear or relate to one another's perspective, even after mediation, but as long as the mediator listens and can honor each spouse's feelings, that can be enough to get the parties to a resolution.

Going Deeper Than 'I'm Sorry' -- 4 Keys to Repairing Daily Family Wounds

Jesua | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

I don't know what's more personally heart-wrenching, emotionally exhausting or spiritually straining on a mundane level than feeling unresolved co...

Top Parenting Experts Take On Sibling Rivalry

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

In honor of National Siblings Day (April 10), I asked a few of our top experts in the field of sibling relationships to offer the number one piece of advice they've found to help families who are struggling with sibling discontent.