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Conflict Resolution

Conflict: 7 Decisions to Learn Instead of Fight

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If the other person never opens to caring conflict resolution, then you need to decide for yourself how to take loving care of yourself in the face of the unresolved conflict. This means accepting your helplessness over the other person and doing your own inner learning to discover what would be in your highest good.

Do We Need to Kill Our Heroes?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I am, of course, still a child of love and privilege. But I have at least this claim against naiveté: I have looked into the eyes of someone ready, willing, and eager to kill me. I have at least this notion of what's out there.

10 More Tips for Effective Conflict Resolution

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Conflict can be emotionally exhausting and it is easy to be annoyed that it even took place. Look at the good part by reflecting on any lessons that could be learned about yourself, the other party, the relationship, or life in general.

Embrace Conflict

Lydia Loizides | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Lydia Loizides

Conflict is hard -- really hard. That is why most people try and avoid it, especially at work. But ignoring it is one of the worse things you can do and can, ultimately, do irrevocable damage to your career.

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

'Ceasefire' Is the Syria Word We Need to Hear

Marc Gopin | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

We need to hear the word "ceasefire" from the lips of major diplomats and strategists. The people of Syria will die without it, and everyone will gain something from ceasefire.

10 Tips For Resolving Conflict

Joyce Marter | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Recognize that people come into our lives for a reason and even negative experiences are opportunities for growth. Be grateful for the learning experience, work towards acceptance, forgive and let go of the past. Consciously choose how you want to move forward.

5 Skills of Good Listeners

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Good listeners have more positive interactions and healthier relationships with others because their skills are a sign of respect and caring. Good lis...

Too Good to Be True

Emre Celik | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Emre Celik

Does such skepticism further ostracize the 'other' or does it give rise to greater motivation and encouragement for such communities, groups and organizations to be more proactive?

6 Ways to Stop Escalating Fights With Your Partner

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It's a big challenge to accept helplessness over another, but when you fully accept it, then you are free to take loving care of yourself and do whatever you need to do to not escalate the fight, and to then compassionately tend to your own feelings.

3 Ways To Succeed In A Divorce Settlement Negotiation

Caroline Choi | Posted 12.31.2013 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

So is there anything you can do to avoid moving your negotiated divorce into a litigated one? Here are some simple pointers to keep in mind when you are about to enter into your settlement meeting.

Resolving Conflict: Six Simple Steps to Keeping the Peace

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

One of the most challenging roles of an effective leader is that of "peacekeeper." Resolving conflicts in the workplace takes negotiation skills, patience, and a healthy dose of emotional intelligence.

9 Lessons I've Learned From Fighting With My Husband

Tiana Brown | Posted 12.28.2013 | Weddings
Tiana Brown

The first two years of marriage are a tricky time for most couples. The high of the wedding is over and real life sets in. In our first year and a half of marriage we had more than our share of arguments, and none of them were pretty.

Give the Rules That Govern Your Relationship a Makeover

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most relationships have a set of "built in" rules. Generally the rules fit into three different categories: rules that are spoken, rules that are unspoken, and those that are automatic.

'That Is So #Gay'

Stephanie Michele | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Michele

I can't quite shake the magnitude of what happened between these two boys. I have empathy for both of them because I realize that extreme actions are byproducts of extreme longing.

Start of EU Membership Negotiations With Serbia Could Further Stabilize the Western Balkans

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The past year has demonstrated that the prospect of EU membership can be a powerful incentive for governments to take unprecedented decisions toward stability and conflict resolution.

Miri Ben-Ari: Music and the Third Metric: The Day We Stop Being Right!

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

If all the people in this world started their day with yoga or meditation practice or were able to play music together, we would probably be able to communicate in a better and more productive way. Yes, I know it sounds surreal, but can you imagine the results?

Religious Leaders Uniting the Nation for Peace

Search for Common Ground | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

Together, we reminded each Zimbabwean, regardless of political or religious persuasion, to take responsibility for peace. The religious leaders, though not perfect, must be recognized for their role in the peace process.

3 Co-Parenting Tips for a New and Improved Attitude

Tara Fass | Posted 12.08.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

When dealing with joint custody each parent can be the dreaded finger pointer as well as the one the being pointed at. Stay mindful of the bigger picture, which is that every action you take, every mood you display, has an effect on your kids.

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

Peace: From Fairytale to Very Tangible

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.05.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

Why is it when I mention striving for "peace" to friends and family, I sense internal eye rolls and receive polite, patronizing smiles?

What's a Citizen to Do?

Marina Piscolish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marina Piscolish

Issues and politicians will come and go but the institutions by which we engage must endure. I like to say, "Conflict is an opportunity for positive change." This experience of failed leadership can be just such an opportunity.

Does Anger Help or Hurt Relationships?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sometimes letting the steam out of the pot can be helpful in avoiding future resentment, provided both of you learn to be non-reactive, to not take it personally, and to not say hurtful things when angry or irritated.

Legacy, Schmegacy -- What's the Big Deal Politically?

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

I'm ready to prepare a winner's legacy, a more First-Rate America, for coming generations in my family; will you join me for your family? If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

Why Pacifists Might Support the Syria Strike

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

In order for a peace process to begin, the ongoing violence has to be countered and halted in its tracks, and the parties involved must be forcefully nudged into negotiation. It is a paradox, I know, that the path to peace sometimes has to begin with a forceful shove.