Category Archives: Current 03 – Interpersonal Awareness and Skills

Interpersonal Awareness and Skills: My Introduction

As I grew in my desire to interact effectively with others, I realized that knowledge of self is not enough. Being with others in nonviolent, empowering, compassionate, or creative ways requires skills. Unfortunately, in our Western society, we often do not value, talk about, or practice those skills. Continue reading

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Becoming More Aware and Intentional At Work

In this post, I want to continue exploring the implications for spirituality in the workplace, with a few reflections on how I see a renewed approach to spirituality impacting how we view certain aspects of the organizations in which we work. Continue reading

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Fully Aware as Intimate Partners In Love

I was in high school in the late 1960’s and at that time both aware of and impacted by many of the social movements erupting in the United States: the ecology movement, the peace movement, the feminist movement, and the sexual revolution. All of them essentially were about coming to a new view of ourselves as humans. Continue reading

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Healthy, Authentic Love: A Valentine’s Day Reflection

The other day I was relating the following story to a co-worker of an experience I had had earlier that morning via email. The story was this: I had been trying to arrange via email to meet someone after work. The person also wanted me to meet her husband Continue reading

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Hope Lies in Our Growing Up as a Species

One early morning this past week I read an article in the latest issue of Spirituality & Health magazine that left me feeling depressed. At the outset, the article’s author, Allan J. Hamilton, M.D., chronicles the personal and global crises we now face as an Earth community.[i] It’s a disturbing portrait to say the least. Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part IV- A Happier Planet Might Mean Happier People, Too

Before leaving Bija Vidyapeeth, I finished reading Colin Beavan’s book, No Impact Man. I was deeply impressed by Colin’s sincere effort and struggle to live more lightly on our planet. As he progressed through his year-long experiment, Colin researched the environmental consequences of various aspects of our modern, urban lifestyle Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part III: All Rise Together

I left Bija Vidyapeeth on Saturday, December 5th, but mentally and emotionally still am processing my experiences there. It was difficult transitioning from life on the campus and Navdanya’s conservation farm to the Delhi hotel room where I spent two nights surrounded by things I had not seen or thought about in 12 days Continue reading

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