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CNN – Susan Chapman on Tech Addiction

December 13, 2013 in communication, contemplative psychology, mindful communication, mindfulness, relationships, susan, workplace by admin

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 […]

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The Five Keys with Susan Chapman – Madison, WI – Feb 7-9

November 9, 2013 in communication, contemplative psychology, featured, mindful communication, mindfulness, relationships, susan, we-first, workplace by admin

This weekend retreat/workshop is based on Susan Chapman’s book The Five Keys to Mindful Communication. The program includes short talks, dialogues and unique mindfulness practices. Participants learn to identify natural wakefulness within […]

“Forget Survival of the Fittest: It Is Kindness That Counts” (Scientific American)

November 8, 2013 in contemplative psychology, mindful communication, relationships, we-first, workplace by Greg Heffron

A psychologist probes how altruism, Darwinism and neurobiology mean that we can succeed by not being cutthroat. An interview of Dacher Keltner, director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory by David DiSalvo.   Dacher Keltner, […]

3-class online series – (Re)Writing our Spiritual Autobiography

November 7, 2013 in contemplative psychology, featured, mindful communication, online classes, spirituality, we-first by Greg Heffron

Three Class Series – Nov 14, Dec 19, Jan 9 with Susan Chapman What is a spiritual autobiography? The stories we usually tell ourselves about our lives are not always […]

World Champion Kickboxer Shows that the Green Light is Stronger than a Kick

October 31, 2013 in communication, mindful communication, relationships, we-first by Greg Heffron

This is a great example of what we teach in our Power of Peacemaking programs — that true power doesn’t need to be fully unleashed to be effective. When one’s […]

Mindfulness Practice Without Goal Orientation

October 31, 2013 in mindfulness, spirituality by Greg Heffron

“You may be motivated by your conviction and faith, but meditation is not at all goal oriented. You may be somewhat goal oriented, but your concept and understanding of the […]

Make twice as much money by being kinder?

October 20, 2013 in communication, mindful communication, relationships, video, we-first, workplace by Greg Heffron

This short clip is about a debt collection company whose business strategy is to be kind to those in debt. Who knew they could beat their competitors through a “we-first” […]

Power Down and Tune In to Solitude with Pema Chodron

October 19, 2013 in communication, contemplative psychology, interviews, joy, mindful communication, mindfulness, relationships, spirituality, video, we-first by Greg Heffron

In this clip, the American Buddhist nun and author Pema Chödrön talks to Bill Moyers about the value of not only powering down our electronic devices but also quieting the racing mind. […]

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

October 19, 2013 in communication, mindful communication, mindfulness, relationships, susan, we-first by susan

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 […]

A Different Way to Give People Bad News

October 18, 2013 in communication, video, we-first, workplace by Greg Heffron

This traffic policeman shows that even when we have to deliver bad news, our mindfulness of the relationship makes all the difference.