Category Archives: Dialogue

11/6/16 ~ The Art & Craft of Political Debate/Discussion

What’s Up Next? Sunday, November 6, 2016 ~ The Art & Craft of Political Debate/Discussion Inquiry:  How do you conduct yourself when faced with dissenting views during political/religious discussions?  Is NVC advantageous/disadvantageous when deciding how to proceed? “Dialogue is a conversation … Continue reading

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10/2/16 ~ Wit is in the Ear (On Listening)

What’s Up Next? Sunday, October 2, 2016 ~ Wit is not on the tongue, but in the ear… Inquiry:  If you view NVC as a kind of mindfulness discipline, then how do you move your practice ‘off of the cushion’ and … Continue reading

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11/1/2015 ~ The Quality of Mercy is not Strain’d…

What’s Up Next? Sunday, November 1, 2015 ~ The Quality of Mercy is not Strained Inquiry:  When you’re beginning to sense that your ‘quality of mercy’ has become strained, what do you do?  (Hint: How might you most effectively and graciously … Continue reading

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October 4, 2016 ~ Forbidden Fruit & the Full Array of Our Universal Human Needs

What’s Up Next? Sunday, October 4, 2015 ~ Forbidden Fruit & the Full Array of our Universal Human Needs Inquiry:  Which branches of Universal Human Needs fall within your ‘comfort zone’ (to attend to, whether in making requests of yourself or others) … Continue reading

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September 6, 2015 ~ Tripwires & L’Avant-Garde Girackal

What’s Up Next? Sunday, September 6, 2015 ~ Tripwires & L’Avant-Garde Girackal   I Am Not a Giraffe | NVC World ‘I am a girackal. Or a jackaffe. Or some such creature.’ Inquiry for September:  How do you track your girackal/jackaffe tripwires? Tool:  Linnaea Marvell’s Dynamics … Continue reading

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Theme for August 2014 ~ The Art of Verbal Abuse

Theme for August 2014 ~ The Art of Verbal Abuse As I’ve written about before, it often seems that empathy is stressed — in Nonviolent Communication circles — indeed even Marshall Rosenberg reportedly mourned the lack of balance in how … Continue reading

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Theme for July 2014 ~ Going Forth

Theme for July, 2014 ~ Going Forth ‘May the Fourth of July Be With You’: The Best  #AmericanizeAMovieQuote Tweets Wall Street Journal (blog) The presidents of Argentina, Brazil and Chile today versus the 1970s. We’ll work with the Robert Gonzales process known as Preparation for … Continue reading

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