We are often confused about what we must do to begin holding ourselves and others accountable. We have this idea that in order to create change, we must prove how someone has been wrong and demand immediate punishment. This is a roadblock to our change. This is what blocks us from being better people. When… Continue reading

A Buddhist Approach to NVC

I'm grateful to have been able to attend a daylong program over at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the Bay Area this weekend, "Skillful Speech in Difficult Situations." Essentially, it focused on a mindfulness-based approach to Nonviolent Communication skills. The speaker, Oren Jay Sofer, brought Buddhist principles to his knowledge of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg's ideas… Continue reading A Buddhist Approach to NVC