What is a “resilient relationship?” It’s easy to feel confident and secure in a relationship that rarely experiences conflict. Resilience,…Continue Reading
What’s Your Conflict Style?
Each of us has a style of engaging conflict Conflict styles are largely learned Since they are learned, conflict styles…Continue Reading
11 Tips for Keeping Relationships Healthy in Conflicted Times
In this election cycle—complicated by a global pandemic, racial unrest, climate disasters, and economic challenges—tensions in our country feel like…Continue Reading
Brave Talk is Officially Released!
Combining real-life storytelling, engaging illustrations, and rigorous academic sources, Brave Talk blends humor, creativity, and interactive learning to help everyday people develop better skills for navigating conflict in order to build stronger relationships and healthier communities.Continue Reading
The Fear Bunker: Where we go when we feel treatened
Fear plays an important role in difficult conversations and conflict transformation. In order to become conflict transformers, we need to…Continue Reading
11 Tips for Talking To Someone You Disagree With
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
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