Monthly Archives: December 2010

Expert Advice

Message from Leslie at the Institute for Empowering Communication Dear Friends, I was listening recently to a Freakonomics radio podcast titled “Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?” One segment of this show told a story about an economist who wanted … Continue reading

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Here’s to Friends

“Stay together friends. Our friendship is made of being awake… Stay here, quivering with each moment like a drop of mercury.” ~ Rumi Dear Friends, Last week, Peter and I watched a TV program of singers from the 60s. Some … Continue reading

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Does Your Husband Know Nonviolent Communication?

Message from Leslie at the Institute for Empowering Communication Friends, A friend asked me recently, “Does your husband know NVC?” I have not figured out how I want to answer this question yet. I’m worried about the assumptions the other … Continue reading

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The Gift of Appreciation

Dear Friends, My team at work has the practice of expressing appreciation forteam members on their birthday. We go out for a meal and we take turns telling the birthday person how they enrich the team, in our perception. For … Continue reading

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Health and Empathy

Message from Leslie at the Institute for Empowering Communication Dear Friends, Last June, I moved from Illinois to Ohio. I was able to make the decision to move because I had confidence that Myra and I would continue our partnership, … Continue reading

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Compassion Within

Dear Friends: Two weeks ago, I wrote to you about an interaction with a man in a group where I volunteer. I said that the way “Raymond” addressed me did not meet my need for emotional safety. I’d like to … Continue reading

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NVC and Self-Healing

Hello Friends, Two weeks ago I attended a meeting of a volunteer group I participate in. A group member whom I will call “Raymond” related to me in a way I did not like. The next day I noticed in … Continue reading

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