Author Archives: Institute for Empowering Communication

About Institute for Empowering Communication

Co-founder of the Institute for Empowering Communication

Play: Youth and Family Camps

“Don’t do anything that isn’t play.”  – Marshall Rosenberg Dear Friends, Nonviolent Communication Youth and Family Camps are intergenerational venues for playing and learning. In a culture that I often experience as goal and achievement oriented, I worry that children, … Continue reading

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Dear Friends, Space has opened up and Leslie and I are happy to resume contact with you. We will send weekly posts on Empowering Communication (EC). Here is the first one: Yesterday, I called Apple Support and talked to Chris. … Continue reading

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Self Empathy

Dear Friends, Recently, I had been working harder than it’s healthy for me and began experiencing mental fatigue. Eager to nip the situation in the bud, I engaged in the Self-Empathy process during a practice group. Self-Empathy gives us a … Continue reading

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Authentic Connection, Did I Get There or Am I Fooling Myself

Dear Friends, Lately I have been puzzled at my ability to fool myself. How do I know when I am connecting with another authentically and when I am fooling myself? Recently my life partner and I were dealing with something … Continue reading

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The Healing Journey

Dear Friends, I’d like to tell you a children’s story that made me cry: The Big Bothersome Boulder by my friend Michael Grygleski. Once upon a time, there was a gigantic Boulder that sat in the middle of a village … Continue reading

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Balance and Harmony

Message from Myra Dear Friends, Greetings. I hope you are well. I’m happy to share that I’m doing well. After suffering from burnout in 2011, I set out to create balance and harmony in my life. My guiding principle is … Continue reading

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Complete Self-Acceptance: Is This Possible?

Message from Myra To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Dear Friends: I haven’t written in a long time because I didn’t have something … Continue reading

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