Susan’s Gillis Chapman on “An Organic Conversation”

Click here to listen The topic is  listening as love.  To me, this is the magic of mindful communication. Here’s a simple formula for this:  Stop – Look –   Listen. STOP:  The first stage of mindful listening is to work with our speed and distraction.  We need to simply stop, let go, make space.  We spend our […]

Susan Chapman: “Building a Green Zone Culture: Cooking Me into We”

This summer I performed two wedding ceremonies.  Both couples were obviously in love and expressed their vows to each other with deep, tearful authenticity, witnessed by family and friends. My husband was there to give me a hand. He and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, still in love. None of the weddings […]

Five Things That Need to Happen to Bring Mindfulness Into Education

A great piece by Patricia Jennings on what needs to happen to bring mindfulness practice into education, from Mindful magazine. “Our kids are going to be facing challenges that we really can’t even imagine today,” Tish Jennings notes at this year’s Bridging the Hearts & Minds of Youth conference. Jennings works at the Prevention Research Center at […]

Wisdom of Not Knowing

” He who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” Thomas Jefferson When I came across this quotation my first thought was: ” how do I know which one is me? ”  When my mind is filled with falsehoods and error I’m usually the last to […]

Preventing Relationship Heart Attacks

Mindful conversation is naturally ‘we-first’, which means that the relationship between speaker and listener is valued. Whether we agree or disagree, it still matters that our listener can hear what we have to say.  And, when we’re listening, we try to understand what the speaker is trying to convey. This instinct to communicate with each […]