Talking across disagreement is an unpredictable nightmare for a lot of people. Tensions escalate quickly, especially in times of uncertainty. I’ve compiled a list of 11 ways to improve your conversations with people who disagree with you on any given subject.Continue Reading
Walking Into a Difficult Conversation? This One Small Word Can Help
It’s important to develop a process before you walk into a difficult conversation. Disagreeing in healthy ways is more than just talking at someone. It involves a process that helps the conversation becomes more effective and creates space for deeper relationships.Continue Reading
Is It Okay to Question?
Asking questions, for some of us, might be scary. For those of us who have been rejected or punished for asking, it might seem like a threatening activity.
Whether or not we let ourselves ask questions is, in itself, a question.
Here is a mental picture that might be helpful as each of us thinks through our relationship with questions.Continue Reading
It’s Not Enough To Be An Ally: 12 Ways To Be An Advocate Instead
Being an ally means supporting marginalized people who experience oppression. It’s great to want to be an ally, but there are 12 things you should know.Continue Reading
When You Feel Uncomfortable In a Difficult Conversation
It’s common in difficult conversations to feel uncomfortable. How do you tell if the sense of discomfort is healthy or something that requires boundaries?Continue Reading
The Cost of Cheap Peace
Cheap peace often represents missed opportunities to engage some of the best, most complicated questions in our journey toward conflict transformation.Continue Reading
What Is Conflict Transformation?
Conflict transformation is the art of turning animosity, hatred, and domination into a spirit of collaboration, creativity, and community.Continue Reading