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The Dreaded Cocktail Party Mar 14, 2018

I dread cocktail parties. Chit chat about nothing with total strangers or stranding by myself trying to look comfortable.

So here I was going to one of these events at the behest of my spouse. I...

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What CAN we do? Feb 26, 2018

“We were in a meeting to talk about how we could help the homeless.  Before long, the conversation was spiraling down the hopeless hole of overwhelm.  There were so many problems...

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Talk about Immigration Jan 31, 2018

Family horror stories are becoming routine in communities across the United States. In my hometown, Asheville, a family man is picked up by ICE and taken to South Carolina for deportation. This man...

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You Can’t Know It All So You Might As Well Be Curious! Jan 15, 2018

Adopt an attitude of curiosity about life. When we are genuinely curious, we naturally ask generative questions. Such questions:

  • Make room for diverse and different perspectives. How do you see...
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Be a Stealth Conversationalist: Flipping Negativity to Positivity Jan 10, 2018

Stuck in negative conversations makes it all but impossible to see possibilities, to see clearly all the options you might have. Positive framing is about “righting” your...

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2 Simple Practices to Stop Giving Negative People and Media Power in Your Life Jan 04, 2018

If you’re like us, you are tired of the negativity and divisiveness that is being fueled by social media, press, comedians, talk show hosts, TV entertainment, and perhaps even in your work...

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