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Understanding Others

A Simple Way To Move From Anger To Peace

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Usually, we are not, in fact, upset about the facts. We are upset about our interpretations of the facts, and particularly, when we take these facts to mean we are being attacked or rejected in some way.

Mean People Don't Necessarily Suck: The Rosetta Stone for 'Knowing Thy Enemy'

Pam Grout | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Pam Grout

When people start spouting unhappiness, inanities and misinformation, I know they're simply replaying old tapes and need my love more than ever.

Understanding Others: Part IV

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Perception is reality to the average human. That is deeper than it sounds. It means that every single person has their own version of "reality" or what they would call the "truth" based on their perceptions.

Understanding Others: Part III

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Consciously listen with a spirit of seeking to understand and notice the changes in the effectiveness of your communication.

Understanding Others: Part II

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

We can't possibly know what is going on inside someone else's head and thoughts -- even though we know someone really well. It's always better to check. And the best way to check is by asking questions.

Be A Teacher, Not A Judge: The Essence Of Yom Kippur

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

A primary cause of incivility in public discourse emanates from arrogating to ourselves the role of Judge. On this the Jewish tradition is clear: we are not the Judge. At our best, as my friend pointed out, we may be a teacher.