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Conflict Resolution

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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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.

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

Lenses Limited: Do You See What I See?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

Imagine a world in which everyone is issued a pair of glasses at birth.

Do You and Your Partner Fight Over Money?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Relationship conflicts over money get resolved when both people move out of control or resistance and into caring about themselves and each other. Partnerships based on caring and compassion support intimacy and joy, even when money is limited.

These 5 Things Are Vital To A Strong Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

My husband and I have discussed what we want the next few years to hold for us. For example, we want to pay off debt and be more purposeful when it comes to romance. What about you? Are you and your spouse on the same page when it comes to future hopes and dreams?

How to Salvage a Valentine's Day Gone Wrong

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.08.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Our first V-Day as husband and wife is recorded in our marital history book as our worst. By far. Looking back, though, I see that Ted's proverbial foot in the mouth didn't have to spoil that particular February 14th. A fight didn't need to follow.

When Politicians Struggle to Find a Pathway to Peace, Business Must Step It Up

Olga Bielkova | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Olga Bielkova

The role that private sector can play must not be underestimated, and there are a few areas where the global business community could act now.

Resolving a Toddler Toy Fight With One Simple Phrase

Kate Russell | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Kate Russell

But what do you do as a parent when your children enter the ring for a wrestling match over a toy? While it is important that they are given every opportunity to work through the conflict themselves, they do require parental presence and guidance to help keep them safe.

Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

Conflict Resolution and German Reunification

John Feffer | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
John Feffer

When I met Jamie Walker in 1990, she was a specialist in mediation and conflict resolution. She worked in this capacity from her home in West Berlin, becoming involved in the peace movement, doing violence-prevention work in the school system, and eventually pioneering efforts in mediating cross-border family conflicts.

I Never Said You Were Beautiful'

Ulli Appelbaum | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Ulli Appelbaum

Six simple words that seem harmless, but six words that can give your sentence six very different meanings, some positive some neutral and some negative, depending on which word the reader chooses to emphasize:

Courageous Conversations: How to Handle Difficult Conversations in the Workplace and in Our Personal Lives

Michelle Rozen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Michelle Rozen

We all face difficult conversations that need to be handled. And we all dread them. We can call those Courageous Conversations, because they oftentimes require so much courage to handle.