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Unconditional Friendliness

Every relationship has its limit, an edge called ‘disappointment’. Things are going well and then ...

Quality Time For Dialogue

My friend Laura and I were sitting in the shade yesterday next to a local ...

Relationship Heart Attacks

Mindful communication is all about relationship.  As a family systems therapist I regard communication patterns ...

Susan’s recent interview by Dr. Duanita Eleniak (excerpt)

In this interview by Dr. Duanita Eleniak of the Mentoring Project, Susan describes the five ...

Green Zones

Outside the apartment building, next to the gas station, are two lines of park benches ...

Every moment is precious

“Complaining is a waste of time and I have no more time to waste” said ...

Kafuffle

This morning was my 12th aerobics class at the senior center and three completely new ...

Awake and Tender

As I reach over to turn off my printer, it occurs to me that even ...

The Power Of Gentle Speech

After a mindfulness meditation retreat this past weekend, it is horrifying to hear the news ...

Dare To Be True: seeing beyond our eyes

Seeing an exhibit of Picasso’s art scrambles the mind and opens up new ways of ...

don’t be afraid of the dark

The winter solstice is approaching and those of us who live in northern climates are ...

First Draft Party for “The Five Powers of Mindful Communication”

On the night of Nov 26th, on the eve of the Five Powers of Mindful ...