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Conflict Resolution

What 'We' Must Do Right Now for Palestine and Israel, Beyond Governments

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The fact is that people and their individual initiatives have much more impact on the course of history than is acknowledged by government officials, by cynics, and by those citizens too apathetic, too callous, or too fearful to act.

The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men's Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.02.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigate...

Mothers and Fathers Across Borders Can Influence Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger ...

The Power of Authenticity to Create Intimacy

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Being authentic in relationships is easier said than done. It requires that we tend closely to our actual felt experience. Rather than defend and protect ourselves, it means finding the courage to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and then show that to a person we want to be close to.

Since I Never Heard Back From You

Erin Donley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

Anger is one of the easiest emotions to access. Some of us even look for an excuse to go there. "Since I never heard back" gives people permission to beat themselves up and unleash their silent rage.

Education for Rwanda: After the Genocide

David Moshman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
David Moshman

What Rwanda needs is education for peace and conflict resolution. Such education requires equal access for all, serious teaching of history, and respect for critical thinking and intellectual freedom, especially regarding history and identity.

Imagine a Violent World Where You Have No Military Option: What Would You Do?

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.13.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

When all else fails, consider the power and value of nonviolent resistance methodologies of the variety that Gandhi and Martin Luther King practiced.

A Peacebuilding Travel Log

David J. Smith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
David J. Smith

I recently returned from traveling and speaking about peacebuilding awareness with youth, educators, and the general public. Though travel can be exh...

Wars Internally Displaced 33.3 Million People In 2013, Reports U.N.

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A record 33.3 million people worldwide were displaced by conflict and violence inside their own nations in 2013, U.N. and Norwegian of...

Moving the Needle on the Bullying Meter With Dance: A 'Soft Space' Nonprofit Yields Solid Results

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

It was while working with students in Bogotá, Colombia, that she had a flash of insight -- that movement, dance and other forms of kinesthetic learning increase student engagement and serve as an organic and effective means of teaching empathy-based conflict resolution skills.

If You're Happy and You Know It -- Argue

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

As a lawyer, I argue daily and with gusto because I am fiercely protective of my client's interests. However I am not in the habit of sacrificing my happiness health to effectively argue, and neither should you.

Will 2014 End up like 1914?

Larry Summers | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Larry Summers

Economic success does not assure peace, but economic failure and disintegration almost assures conflict. It is incumbent on the leaders of the major nations of the world to figure out how to achieve more rapid and sustained economic growth. A commitment to maintain strength, to uphold the international order, is an inherent and deeply-seated part of any successful global system. Great powers can never bluff. When they bluff, when their intentions are uncertain, they are tested. When they are tested, questions arise, and the prospect of conflict mounts.

10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Write Anger/Speak Love: Ending Bickering

Randi Gunther | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Unfortunately, as most relationships mature, couples can find themselves bickering over small things. If those negative interactions, as minor as they may seem at the time, continue and increase, they can eventually pervade the relationship.

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.

Inclusion: Controversial, Emotional, but Not Optional for Business Today

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Staying relevant means moving faster than previous generations. No longer is there a time frame of 50 years for these controversies to filter through our social and legal systems.

3 Steps to End Any Argument

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Arguments are a normal part of life -- it's certainly not expected that you never disagree with the people that you care about. But what can help is finding a way to disagree that doesn't drive a wedge between the two of you.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

Technology: Friend or Foe for Your Dating Life

Jess Carbino | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Jess Carbino

The effects of technology, however, are not equally distributed across couples. For younger individuals between the ages of 18 to 29, technology appears to have a more pronounced effect. Technology for young adults appears to be both a friend and foe for their relationships.

Mindful Listening to Enhance Leadership Performance

Aldo Civico | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Aldo Civico

Mindful and empathic listening can be learned. To master these skills one can take advantage of every day interactions. As my experience with paramilitary commander Mauricio shows, focus, awareness and presence quite your mind when one is hostage of negative emotions.

The Important Things We Need To Know About Grief

Megan Devine | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

We need to develop some skillful means both to witness grief, and to live in grief. We need to learn how to support rather than to solve. We need to practice being in there with grief, rather than getting out of it. And we need to hear the distinction between the two.

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 03.19.2014 | 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.