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Apr
26

James Baldwin – Beneath Hatred is Pain

Beneath our Red Light shutdown is the Yellow Light fears we’ve been trying to escape. Beneath the fears is the Green Light of genuine sadness. “The Genuine Heart of Sadness” as it is called in Contemplative Psychology.   0

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Apr
26

Stanford’s Center for Compassion – Being Kind is Innate

The Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education reveals a powerful truth — that the ‘Green Light’ of compassion underlies our more negative responses. As is said in the contemplative traditions, “First thought, best thought.” 0

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Apr
26

Mentally Ill Gunman is Stopped — with Compassion

In the era where many think armed gunmen can only be pacified by a “good guy with a gun,” there are notable examples where this is done just by staying in the “Green Light” of natural openness and compassion. Compassion doesn’t mean powerlessness. In fact, the opposite is true. The more we stay open, the […]

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Dec
21

The Five Keys #1 in nonfiction on Audible.com

“The Five Keys to Mindful Communication” audio book is #1 in nonfiction on Audible.com according to a listing in the UK’s Daily Mail. 0

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Oct
03

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 […]

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Jul
17

Malala Yousafzai: speaking truth neither exaggerating nor suppressing (VIDEO)

In her historic speech to the United Nations, 16 year old Malala Yousafzai demonstrates a perfect example of the mindful communication principle of “speaking truth, neither exaggerating nor suppressing.” Her words reveal that true power comes from reflecting our human experience as it actually is. If Malala cried for vengeance or focused simply on her own personal […]

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Oct
02

Staying Open is Good for the Workplace

From Harvard Business Review. Neuroscience supports staying open in communication. “I’m not suggesting that you can’t ever demand results or deliver difficult feedback. But it’s important to do so in a way that is perceived as inclusive and supportive, thereby limiting cortisol production and hopefully stimulating oxytocin instead. Be mindful of the behaviors that open us […]

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Dec
13

CNN – Susan Chapman on Tech Addiction

Susan Chapman’s approach to mindful communication showed up recently on CNN’s website, in an article on Tech Addiction by Amanda Enayati: When someone’s tech addiction causes you stress “….Communication is the essence of human relationships, says Susan Gillis Chapman, author of the book The Five Keys to Mindful Communication. “She uses the metaphor of changing […]

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