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Conflict

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

How to Improve Your Sex Life: Risk Living Dangerously

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

A couple recently came into my office.  On paper, they had a reasonably healthy marriage. Greg had suffered some setbacks at work, and got depresse...

5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Fight Fair

Marilynn Halas | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

In the real world people disagree, get frustrated and even fight. Conflict is a normal and natural part of every meaningful life. So why are so many of us afraid of confrontation? Maybe it's because we never learned healthy ways to have Constructive Conflict.

A Moment Of Peace To Ease Our Hardened Hearts

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

We are very good about passing along information that inflames our passions of outrage. Can we be as good about passing along an invitation to share A Moment of Peace?

War, Words, Vocabulary & Media Ethics

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Ongoing wars require us to take a long, hard look at the language journalists use, to reassess the nouns, adjectives and verbs that are often misleadi...

Brazil Can Put Safety and Justice at the Heart of Global Development

Robert Muggah | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

The Sustainable Development Goals are about much more than achieving a diplomatic consensus. Starting next year, they will serve as a road-map for driving development around the world, including the world's poorest countries.

When Your Adult Kids Reject You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

My problem is my daughter. I raised her as a single parent along with my son. I gave them a decent life and have a good relationship with my son as I did with my daughter until about 12 years ago.

Fight With Love as Your Primary Weapon

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

An important question we need to ask ourselves, whether a conflict is personal or on a larger scale, is how can we best resolve them in ways that serve life for the greatest good?

Tom Petty Is Wrong. Religion Isn't More Likely to Lead to War

John A. Tures | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
John A. Tures

Tom Petty's a great rock artist, one of the best in history. But for those Christian fans of his, he's become quite the heartbreaker. Is his argument that religion leads to war on target, or does he miss the mark?

What If Climate Change Triggers Cooperation, Not Conflict?

Diana Liverman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green
Diana Liverman

It is time for us to consider the possibility that climate change can trigger cooperation, not conflict. There are many examples of cooperation. We are in the third decade of worldwide intergovernmental cooperation to respond to the risks of climate change.

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts to curtail Iran's more destructive activities in the region.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Remarriage and Renewal

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Many parents and children who felt bruised and battered following the break-up of the original family find healing and satisfaction in the new start promised by remarriage. The new marriages that thrive are those where the partners have worked on these 5 Rs together.

Israel-Palestine: Fighting Political Violence with Silence

Khaled Diab | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Khaled Diab

Following the horrific murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens, it is time for people on both sides to rise up in silent joint and simultaneous protest against all forms of political violence.

How to Handle the Other B.S.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to the B.S. in your life. Dream of new things, and get excited if it's authentic to you. Allow others to dream big, too. And if you want to offer some careful advice to others, keep the B.S. out of it.

What Schism? Gay, Lesbian Issues Rarely Cause Serious Conflict in Local Congregations

David Briggs | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

If there ever was a likelihood that issues of gay rights would provoke a major split in U.S. Christianity, it appears that time may have passed.

Even Just to Celebrate Our Differences: Why We Still Need Sports to Make Peace

Meicen Sun | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Meicen Sun

To many of my friends in the U.S., sports often entail beer on a Sunday night. To some in Africa, it might mean making and playing with a football made from plastic bags. But this is exactly how sports unite by highlighting commonality among those who are otherwise very different.

Conflict and Late Rains Drive Thousands from Their Homes in Somalia

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Shukri Sheikh Ali thought this year would be different. It was to be a time of rebuilding, of recovering, of returning home. Instead, she is starting over once again from scratch, her land thirsty for rain and her village emptied by conflict.

Nasty Neural Habits: Take 2 Positive Thoughts and Call Me in the Morning

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

The first step in healing the destruction in our world is healing the destruction in our own thoughts. Moving on from that to positive thinking we have discovered an infinite world of possibility that creates real change in human relations that emerges from inside the resilient human brain.

Fragile States/Fragile Families

Robert Walker | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

Behind every country that erupts into civil war, falls victim to famine or flubs in respond to a natural disaster is a government that has failed to protect its citizens.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict: Turning Commitment into Action

Catherine Russell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Catherine Russell

Preventing sexual violence in armed conflict is a matter of international peace and security. Sexual violence fuels conflict, forces people to flee their homes and countries and is often linked to cyclical violence and other human rights abuses.

Excellence in Executing: Business Owners' Code of Conduct

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

I firmly believe that if these general rules are applied on a daily basis, growth and success are inevitable for your company as well.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

Marie Marley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful situation for everyone involved. The conflict typically affects the primary caregiver more than other family members.

Do You Demand or Do You Request?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When a person goes into resistance, they lose their caring. Sometimes the resistance is in response to your attempts to control, but sometimes it has nothing to do with you. Many people bring their resistance from childhood into the relationship and feel controlled by any request.