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Disagreements

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.

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.

Momma Lied To Me

Matt Idom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Idom

Sticks and stones may break my bones. But those words? O, how awful can be those words.

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.