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Welcome to Co-creating Peace, a podcast focused on Conscious Communication and Conflict Transformation. Do you have an important conversation that you know you need to have, but are dreading because you fear it will not go well? Do you avoid confrontation because you equate confrontation with conflict? Do you avoid conflict because you believe the only two approaches to conflict are fight or flight, and that nothing good ever comes from conflict? Then, Co-creating Peace is the podcast for yo ...
 
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< __truncato_root__> Welcome to Part 1 of “The Practice and Practicality of Mindfulness”, Episode #71 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I've spoken about mindfulness and some of its many applications several times in this podcast – as a tool for conscious communication, conflict preven…
 
Welcome to "The Journey to Co-creating Peace Begins with Inner Peace”, Episode #70 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Joining me today to talk about the Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT, is Ann Hince, author of the book: A Pathway to Insight. EFT is a simple form of self-administe…
 
Welcome to "How to Say What They Don’t Want to Hear”, Episode #69 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. This episode is a bit of a change of pace. In today’s episode, I am interviewed by Marta Greca, for her podcast Marta the Minimalist. Marta invited me to be a guest to talk about how to …
 
Welcome to “The 7 Steps of Relationship Repair”, Episode #68 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. No matter how strong or long-lasting, every relationship hits rough spots or tough times once in awhile. Branch Isole joins us today to talk about some very useful approaches to successfully …
 
Welcome to “Connecting Across Divides”, Episode #67 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. The 2022 National Week of Conversation takes place April 24-30. It is a week of events and activities that bring people together across differences, and gives people an opportunity to experience dialogue and …
 
Welcome to “Let’s Talk About It”, Episode #66 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. The difficulties we have with one another are very often the result of lack of insight and understanding. In the absence of information we make assumptions about one another – assumptions that often lead to conflic…
 
The journey from goals to reality is not always clear. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a map? Fear not, because - in fact - there is a way to map your goals and turn your goals into your reality! Welcome to “How to Make Your Goals Your Reality” – Episode #65 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. …
 
Welcome to "Holding the Space for Peace", Episode #64 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Andrea Petrut joins me today from Toronto Canada for a conversation about the many ways that we can hold the space for peace – within ourselves, between ourselves and others, and in the world. We discuss th…
 
Welcome to “The Sequel to ‘Timing & Delivery are Everything’: Letters from Listeners”, Episode #63 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Last week, I talked about how important it is to give careful thought to the timing and delivery of important conversations and offered some suggestions about wh…
 
Welcome to "Timing & Delivery Are Everything”, Episode #62 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. All too often, we neglect to give careful thought to the timing and delivery of important conversations. Sometimes we put them off, when it would be more constructive to have them earlier. Othe…
 
Welcome to "The Leader's Inward Journey”, Episode #61 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In today’s world, wise, ethical and empathetic leadership is needed more than ever. Where do those traits come from? How are they developed? In my conversation today with Terry Wildemann, we’ll expl…
 
Welcome to "Nourishing Wisdom in Children", Episode #60 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I’m joined today by Gramps Jeffrey, to talk about his children’s book, “I Don’t Want to Turn 3”, a book that explores what goes through a toddler’s mind as he faces turning 3. Age 3, as this toddl…
 
Welcome to "Using Conscious Communication to Attract What You Want in Life” – Episode #59 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. With me today is Marta Greca to share what she has learned about the power of conscious communication and how that has impacted her family and her life. As you li…
 
Welcome to “Here Comes the Judge”, Episode #58 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Have you ever noticed yourself writing a story in your head about something that has happened in the world or in your life? For example, think about the events of January 6th. What stories did you write in…
 
Welcome to “A 5-step Framework to Approach a Difficult Conversation”, Episode #57 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Jerry Fu a conflict resolution coach who helps Asian-American leaders advance in their career and life journeys. Jerry will share with us his 5-step Framewo…
 
Welcome to “What Results is Peace”, Episode #56 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. You may recall that in Episode #53 Indra Rinzler joined me to talk about The Enneagram of Personality and the Four Doorways to Conscious Living. In our conversation after the interview, Indra shared with …
 
Welcome to "The Unicorn in You”, Episode #55 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Joshua Kramer. Josh’s upcoming book, "The Unicorn in You", takes an un-self-help approach to finding a path to peace and joy. By identifying fundamental principles and the standards that guide …
 
Welcome to “Your Many Facets”, Episode #54 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today’s episode may feel like a bit of a walkabout as you hear the thoughts I will share, yet I invite and encourage you to journey with me on this little adventure of the mind. By the end of this episode, you…
 
Welcome to “The Enneagram of Personality and the Four Doorways to Conscious Living". Episode #53 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am speaking with Indra Rinzler - a life-long spiritual seeker who will share a valuable tool for increasing our self-awareness and our understandi…
 
Welcome to “Why CARE?" Episode #52 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am speaking with Sam Thiara about an acronym he has created that is central to his outlook and his work: CARE, which stands for Collaboration, Adaptability, Resilience and Empathy. We’ll talk about why this i…
 
Welcome to “An Attitude of Gratitude” – Episode #51 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. When nothing seems to be going your way, your best-laid plans are thwarted by the Fates, and it feels as though the bird of paradise is leaving droppings on your head, it is so easy to go into a dark,…
 
Welcome to “Resolve to Resolve” – Episode 50 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. As we approach the birth of every new year, many people have the tradition of making resolutions for the new year. For 2022, I would like to invite you to resolve to resolve. Think about the unresolved conflicts in …
 
Welcome to: "Speaking in Rounds to Help People Think” - Episode #49 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Sheella Mierson joins me to talk about a method of designing the flow of a conversation in a way that evokes more thoughtful responses, and which allows for each person to have a chance to sh…
 
Welcome to “A Buddhist Perspective on Peace and Purpose” - Episode #48 of Co-creating Peace – a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I have the honor of speaking with Venerable Domo Geshe Rinpoche. The 9th Domo Geshe Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of White Conch Dharma Center and abbot of Lotus Lake B…
 
Welcome to Part 2 of "Riverlogic - Finding Flow in our Conversational Spaces" – Episode #47 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. This episode is a continuation of last week’s broadcast of my conversation with Denise Blanc about the flow of a river as a metaphor for conversation. In her fo…
 
Welcome to Part 1 of "Riverlogic - Finding Flow in our Conversational Spaces" – Episode #46 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. With me is Denise Blanc to share her thoughts on the flow of a river as a metaphor for conversation. This beautiful metaphor can help us to better practice cons…
 
Welcome to “Deck the Halls, Not Your Relatives” - Episode #45 of Co-creating Peace – a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Holidays are usually thought of as a time of gathering with family and loved ones, and creating joyful memories. For some families, there is a different experience. Some people find themsel…
 
Welcome to Part 2 of "Using NVC® to Speak Your Truth” - Episode 44 of Co-creating Peace – a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Last week Jack Lehman and I had a great conversation about how NVC uses observations, feelings, needs, and requests, as part of its communication structure. We discussed identifying ou…
 
Welcome to Part 1 of "Using Nonviolent Communication® to Speak Your Truth” - Episode #43 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In Episode #22, Jack Lehman gave us some insights into The Dao of Domination, and told us a little bit about a wonderful conscious communication tool called Nonviolent Co…
 
Welcome to “You, Me, Us – The Art of Verbal Aikido™," Episode #42 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Joining me today from Lyon, France, is Luke Archer, who will be sharing with us a peace education practice called Verbal Aikido™, which is based on principles and philosophy of the Japanese mart…
 
Welcome to “Bringing Calm to the Storm”, Episode #41 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I recorded this podcast in front of a live online audience at the 2021 State of New Mexico Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium on October 21 – National Conflict Resolution Day. As we all know, conflict …
 
Welcome to Part 2 of "Walking Through the Blueprint of We - A Way to Co-create Relationships" – Episode #40 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In Episode #16 of this podcast, I interviewed Sheella Mierson and Rachel Eryn Kalish about “A Way to Co-create Relationships (The Blueprint of We Proces…
 
Welcome to “What is Restorative Justice, Really?” – Episode #39 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I am so pleased to have my friend and colleague, Tonya Covington join me to talk about a very important field of mediation – especially in today’s world. It is a powerful, yet underutilized form o…
 
Welcome to “Implementing Emotional Intelligence”, Episode #38 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In last week’s episode, I talked about “Expressing Emotion Safely”. In this episode, I’ll discuss Emotional Intelligence, also known as EI or EQ, which I think is defined best by Daniel Goleman, aut…
 
Welcome to “Expressing Emotion Safely” – Episode #37 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Expressing our emotions, especially when we feel those emotions strongly is something that is very difficult for many people to do, or to do successfully, and in ways that help build understanding. We all st…
 
Welcome to “The Courage to Bridge the Divide” – Episode #36 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I share a letter from a listener seeking advice about feeling rejected by family members, and not knowing how to have a productive conversation about that. The advice I will share cou…
 
Welcome to “Terms to Know” – Episode #35 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In previous episodes of this podcast, I talked about the importance of being mindful of how we use words. In times of change and unrest, such as the times we are in now, new terms often emerge to help us to better under…
 
Welcome to Peacemaking 101, Episode #34 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Victor La Cerva about peacemaking and emotional fluency. Victor worked in violence prevention for more than 25 years. He remains engaged, although he is now retired f…
 
Welcome to “Walking Through the Blueprint - A Way to Co-create Relationships” - Episode #33 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In Episode #16 of Co-creating Peace, I interviewed Sheella Mierson and Rachel Eryn Kalish about The Blueprint of We Process. They described the Blueprint of We and gav…
 
Welcome to “What Is Mediation?”, Episode #32 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I’ve mentioned mediation in some of the previous episodes of this podcast, but I haven’t talked a lot about what mediation is, and how it compares to other methods of resolving or addressing conflict. Managing conf…
 
Welcome to “Igniting Positive Change”, Episode #31 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Trosten-Bloom, co-author of The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, which I mentioned to you in Episode #29 of this podcast. She will explain Appreciative…
 
Welcome to “We See What We Believe”, Episode #30 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode I’ll be talking about an interesting, sometimes beneficial, and more often detrimental psychological phenomenon known as “Confirmation Bias.” I will also share a letter with you from someone who…
 
Welcome to “The Power of the Positive”, Episode #29 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. This episode builds upon what I discussed in Episode #14 on re-framing our perspective. Our experience and perspective of life is dramatically affected – positively or negatively – by what we choose to focus…
 
Welcome to “Fostering Evolution – The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback”, Episode #28 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. One of the most powerful gifts we can receive is reflection of how others see and experience us. When that reflection is positive, we feel validated. When that reflection…
 
Welcome to “Values Based Decision Making: The Ethical Heart of a Healthy Organization”, Episode #27 of Co-creating Peace. My friend and fellow mediator, Mark Bennett, is joining me again today. You may recall the wonderful conversation that Mark and I had in Episode #21 about his most recent book, Uniting by Design. In Uniting by Design, he updated…
 
Welcome to “Longing for Yesteryear” - Episode 26 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In recent months, I have received many letters from listeners, some seeking advice, others sharing what happened when they tried some of the tools I’ve talked about in this podcast. Some of the letters seeking …
 
Welcome to “Living The Four Agreements” - Episode 25 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I discuss a wonderful book by Don Miguel Ruiz, titled The Four Agreements. It is one of those books that is timeless, and contains wisdom that can be applied in many areas of life, most esp…
 
Welcome to “Resolving Conflict With Your Teen” - Episode 24 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Joining us today is Lisanne Iriks, a conflict resolution specialist who lives and works in Perth, Australia. Lisanne has some great conflict resolution strategies to share with us, including some tha…
 
Welcome to “Conflict and Cortisol” - Episode 23 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Dr. Mike Kennedy, to talk about the effects that conflict and all the stress that goes with conflict have on your body. Dr. Mike Kennedy is a board certified General Practice Physician with…
 
Welcome to “The Dao of Domination” - Episode #22 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Jack Lehman, to talk about The Dao of Domination and a wonderful conscious communication tool called Non-violent Communication, also known as NVC, which was originated by Marshall Rosenber…
 
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