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Conflict Resolution

Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.

A Fes Aperitif: Searching for Balance

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

On the eve of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, a lunch conversation foreshadowed a feast of sensual experience, wonder at new ideas and underlying challenges in the very different lenses through which different people view the same world.

What Does Mediation Really Mean?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Those involved in the legal system have created confusion in the marketplace regarding the concept of mediation itself. If those involved in the legal system don't know what mediation is supposed to be, how can we expect the general public to grasp the concept?

Should My Friend's Enemies Be My Enemies, Too?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

If I am having an "issue" with someone, and it turns ugly, can "B," the mutual friend of us both, love us both, and stay loyal to us both without having to choose sides or get stuck in our mess? The answer from my perspective is: maybe.

Why Compromise Never Works (And What to Do Instead)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Refusal to compromise is widely considered to be the root cause of political polarization, business battles, and divorce wars. But refusal to compromise isn't actually the cause of these problems. It's merely a symptom. The real problem is unwillingness to tolerate uncertainty.

How Many Days a Year Are Mother's or Father's Day?

Diana Grycan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I greet each Mother's Day and Father's Day with many wonderful memories of my own parents, who have been gone for some time.

Move Past An Argument -- Quickly

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The next best thing to preventing conflict is having the skills to manage differences effectively. Most of us don't come into marriage with highly developed conflict-management skills, but these abilities can be cultivated through practice on the job.

Difficult Conversations as Opportunity

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Karen Kimsey-House

A client continues to miss calls. One of your direct reports is missing important deadlines. You need to let someone go...a customer, a client, an employee, a significant other. Difficult conversations.

10 Ways To Resolve An Argument With Your Spouse

Posted 05.07.2013 | Weddings

By Dr. Susan Heitler for In relationships, we all have our fights, and having the occasional heated debate with your significant othe...

What Not To Do When You're Fighting

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All relationships have conflict. Conflicts are a part of life and can provide an opportunity for learning and growth -- if they are approached with caring for yourself and the other person.

7 Sneaky Ways To Win A Fight With Your Husband

The Stir | Posted 07.02.2013 | Weddings
The Stir

Wouldn't you love to learn how to win that argument for once? And quickly?

Collaborative Problem-Solving on Start-ups

Joseph Bubman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Small Business
Joseph Bubman

One of the biggest frustrations of working on a start-up is encountering a recurring problem and failing to successfully develop and implement a sustainable solution to address it. Imagine, for example, that the deadlines your team has set for front-end design work continually go unmet.

7 Steps To Having That Tough Conversation

Lauren Zander | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I know it can be scary to confront and follow through on difficult conversations but there is freedom on the other side of them. Here are steps to having a tough conversation with someone.

An Easy Way to Resolve Startup Disputes: Lessons From Company Connector

Joseph Bubman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
Joseph Bubman

Conflict presents an opportunity to leverage differences to generate creative solutions and improve relationships. This first in a series of posts on startup negotiations shares one approach for overcoming disagreements effectively.

Can We Talk About Love and Peace Now?

Ilene Angel | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Ilene Angel

The real courage is in our choosing to live mindfully, knowing that no one's safe arrival home from their day's journey is guaranteed. So maybe we should love a little more vocally, hug that extra second or two. And for that matter, that a kind word can make all the difference.

How To Fight Fair With Your Spouse | Posted 04.15.2013 | Weddings

I CALLED IT THE 7:42 P.M. FIGHT. It happened every night when my wife and I gathered to discuss the detritus of our lives. Who’s waking up early wit...

10 Signs You're In Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"How do I know when I'm really in love?" "What does it mean to be in love?" "I think I'm in love, but then I have doubts." Such a big question! And we all wish there was an easy answer -- a formula we could follow to determine if we are in love.

Talk It Out Before You Walk Out

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

It really does matter how we exit our relationships. If we get into unhealthy patterns of throwing people away, or cutting them off without so much as a word, we damage ourselves. And we damage other people who were simply caught being human.

7 Reasons You Might Have Fallen Out of Love With Your Partner

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Unless you are able to learn from and heal your fears, you may get stuck in this negative pattern. Love quickly vanishes in the face of this closed, protective behavior.

How to Handle Your Haters

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

It seems like there is a lot of "hateration" in the air these days. All of us seem to be consumed by those pesky folks known as our "haters." This is an important topic to address because "hate" in any form is toxic to our mind, body, and souls.

Why an Immigrant Woman Could Be Your Next Boss

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.22.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

Thirteen percent of all women-owned firms are held by women born outside the U.S. This "quiet revolution" translates into income, jobs and tax revenues.

Same Millennium, New Goals: Why Peace, Security, Good Governance and the Rule of Law Must Be Included in the New MDGs

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Mary Robinson

In September 2000, world leaders unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals, but standing against the achievements of the last 12 years is a sobering finding: no fragile or conflict-affected low-income country has achieved a single MDG.

Does Washington Need a Real Code of Conduct?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Listening and talking are the only things that work when it comes to resolving disputes. That approach needs to be at the center of a real, useful Washington code of conduct.

7 Tips For Fighting Fair

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Argument and debate are going to happen, even in the best of partnerships, but it doesn't have to mean doomsday or that you're not compatible. In fact, I have found some conflict can actually be a stepping stone to a more honest, intimate place and can foster better communication.

3 Questions About Canada's New Office Of Religious Freedom

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

The ambitions of the Office of Religious Freedom tap into a growing global challenge -- one that some in the general public seem intent on dismissing by caricaturing religious devotees as inherently fanatical whose weak acquiescence to a ragbag of delusional self-therapy fables is intellectually offensive.