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How To Handle Thanksgiving – When No One’s Feeling Thankful

24 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving readers! This time of year, we’re all told to be “thankful” for the blessings in our lives. And, it’s true – studies show that being grateful for what we have decreases depression, anxiety, and despair.

Dr. King Said It So Well

18 Jan

Today marks the day that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a great man who was a champion of non-violent conflict resolution and tolerance.

It’s Never Too Early To Teach Peace

21 Dec

Christmas is almost here. It’s the season of peace and yet the world doesn’t feel like a very peaceful place.

Merry On

7 Dec

December is like getting ready for a vacation. There are so many things to do before you leave for your destination … that the stressors can be high.

Gobble Less … Listen More

23 Nov

Thanksgiving is approaching and I thought it would be a good time to remind our readers that ‘listening’ is a GREAT conflict resolution tool.

One Nation … Indivisible

6 Jul

Over the weekend, we celebrated the 4th of July … a time to reflect on our nation and our heritage, in addition to eating a hot dog or 2. And while enjoying an extra day off, I wondered … how on earth did our forefathers arrive at the structure for our government?

3 Things

4 May

  I have a confession. My mom and I don’t always see eye to eye. Sometimes we argue about whatever it is. An occasionally, we fight about it.

Out With the Old…

1 Jan

It’s 2015!!! I love the thought of a New Year. I can’t help but think of all the “new” things associated with it: new possibilities, new adventures, and new challenges.

My Holiday Wish

25 Dec

Merry Christmas! Yes, the holidays are notorious for CREATING conflict (think family get-togethers, financial stress, and unrealistic expectations), but, this year, I thought it would be a good idea to focus on how the holidays can actually RESOLVE the past year’s conflicts.

The Christmas Truce

22 Dec

It’s the first Christmas of World War I. The year is 1914 – 100 years ago.