Category Archives: Giraffe Consciousness

What’s Up Next? Sunday, January 1, 2017 ~ Reflection & Renewal

Street Giraffe is a free tele-practice group that gathers on the first Sunday of each month to build ‘street [giraffe] cred’ – cultivating presence to enhance self-expressive versatility.   StreetGiraffe@gmail.com More About Street Giraffe FYI ~ We’re moving to streetgiraffes.com Other NVC Learning Venues “NVC is an awareness discipline … Continue reading

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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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8/7/16 ~ Risking Our Significance

  What’s Up Next? Sunday, August 7, 2016 ~ Risking Our Significance Inquiry courtesy of Miki Kashtan (via Risking My Significance): Inquiry:  What would it be like to throw yourself into the world in your fullness, to let go of whatever is holding you … Continue reading

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5/1/16 ~ Personifying Beelzebub (On Dehumanizing/’Otherness’)

  What’s Up Next? Sunday, May 1, 2016 ~ Personifying Beelzebub (On Dehumanizing/’Otherness’) Inquiry:  How do you gauge your level of enemy imagery — a.k..a. your point-of-view circa the ‘beelzebub personification spectrum’ (see below) — towards another?  And then how … Continue reading

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3/6/16 ~ Being in the Moment?

What’s Up Next? Sunday, March 6, 2016 ~ Being “in the moment” Inquiry:  What is your experience of ‘being-in-the-moment’? This weekend, I lost my elderly cat Totem, and in those final moments with her, I was acutely aware of how the … 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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