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Respectful Disagreements

Paul Ekman | Posted 11.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Ekman

November 29, 2016 I suspect that some of us encountered disagreements about the president-elect, the state of the country, the world, and what to do ...

Let's Find a Way to Make the Dialogue Work

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Bruce Janz UCF Forum columnist There is a breaking point for many people around the neighborhood and around the country, as has been seen this mon...

Disagreements When Dating: Dealbreaker Or No Big Deal?

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

If you are in a relationship and you find yourself, as I did, pushing the eject button every time even the smallest issue arises, take it from me: the most important thing is not whether or not you fight; it's how you make it through the fight.

When Grandparents Aren't Allowed To See Their Grandchildren

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Everyone has heard about the 2-year-old who was attacked by an alligator at Disney World. There are several reasons why this hit me very hard and I can't stop thinking about it. First, I have a 2-year-old grandson and he's lively and loves playing in the water. Second, we just returned from Disney World.

Beginning The Conversation

Tina Al-khersan | Posted 12.11.2016 | Religion
Tina Al-khersan

I've always been told to disengage when people appear extremely ignorant in order to preserve my efforts for a different cause where I can actually make tangible differences. The assumption here is that the person I am communicating with will always remain ignorant, regardless of my efforts.

We Are Not The Same: Race and the Internet

Keith Powell | Posted 10.27.2016 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

There were moments of disagreements between some, and those disagreement always seemed to ignore the opposing side's history in order to justify their own. This led me to think about how we have come upon a critical divide in this country. And I blame the internet.

'Ten Reasons to Stay Away From Your Political Opposite' Makes for an Interesting Read

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Despite what the press and party hype would lead us to believe, there are politicians who work well with each other despite the fact they sit on opposite sides of the aisle. The Women's Caucus in the Senate is a good example.

Understanding vs. Accepting

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

If you disagree with me, explain why. Enlighten me. Inform me about what it is you know that I do not and I will do the same for you. And if there is nothing more to learn, and we still disagree, maybe it is because we have different priorities; we give different weight to the same factors.

Opinions Aren't Facts: Math Doesn't Care What you Think

Edward Muzio | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

To say that a mathematical equation is subject to personal approach is to say that opinions are equivalent to facts, rather than being born out of them and destined to return. It's simply not true.

When Your Partner Becomes a Stranger

Judith Johnson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Sometimes, seemingly out of left field, your partner becomes someone you don't recognize. An invisible line gets crossed and you find yourself being ...

Embracing Those Who Disagree -- Because They Embrace You

Stacy Bare | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Stacy Bare

No one or at least I hope no one that would read this blog would want to see anyone killed for speaking their mind, no matter what it was that was being said, even if they disagreed.

3 Ways to Disagree Without Sounding Disagreeable

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Good leaders can develop bad habits. With careless phrasing, they can give the impression that others' opinions are invalid. The result? This poor communication may harden into habit, causing good employees to exit, feeling as though their contribution no longer matters.

7 Tricks To Winning An Argument

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Here's wow to keep the peace and persuade family and friends to see it your way: #1: Listen If you want to persua...

How To Fight Fair (If You Don't, It Could Mean Divorce)

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Couples fight — that’s normal. But how you argue — especially how you end an argument — can determine the long-term success or failure of your...

How Differing Opinions Can Help You and Your Business

Marilyn Tam | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Knowing that we should welcome conflicting opinions is different from actually doing so. Here are five steps to help when you are faced with differing perspectives.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

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.

The Vulgarity of Our Times

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

To me, the vulgarity in the novel was not its language. What truly makes me cringe -- the most vulgar and obscene things in life -- are humanity's ubiquitous displays of unrelenting greed, hatred, intolerance, and the unquenchable need of people to make war.

Because Love Wins

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Usually, the people we're closest to and trust the most are the ones we inevitably (and most of the time, unintentionally) hurt, or are hurt by. It's because we love them the most that they can hurt us, and it's because we trust them the most that we aren't always thinking not to offend them.

When Friends Are on the Opposite Side of the Aisle

Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW | Posted 02.11.2012 | Style
Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW

Lately, it seems that wherever we go people are talking politics. And, no, it's not just humdrum discourse. Unfortunately, there have been many instances where seemingly friendly debates have escalated into ugly screaming matches and personal attacks.

The Power Of Holy Arguments

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

When approached consciously, instead of with the knee-jerk need to argue and be right, though, arguments can lead to tremendous growth.

What Not To Say During Holiday Gatherings

Dr. Michelle Callahan | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michelle Callahan

During the holidays most of us want to spend time with friends and family, while at the same time avoiding the negative comments and unnecessary disagreements that often come with these celebrations.

Why Avoiding Conflict Keeps You Trapped in It Forever

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Have you ever been around someone who was frustrated or angry, but doesn't want to talk about it? They ooze resentment. Here are three big reasons people avoid conflict and tips to overcome them.

Six Ways To Keep Your Cool When You've Been Burned

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's important that we acknowledge what we are feeling -- all the anger, unfairness, and aversion -- and really honor how hurt we are.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.