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Read articles and tips for being a better communicator, making choices, exploring differing expectations, weaving your sense of Spirit into your life, growing stronger relationships, resolving and managing conflict to create new opportunities and the kind of change you might never have thought about if not for the presence–the gift–of conflict in your life.


“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.

                                                –Frederick Buechner

The State of Ease – Free eBook

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Coaching, Inner Peacemaker | 0 comments

The State of Ease – Free eBook

Institute of HeartMath has a free eBook, State of Ease, for downloading that I have found full of helpful information. Add one more tool to your conflict resolution library. Your can download the color State of Ease PDF or black and white PDF from or directly from the HeartMath website. There is a “state of ease” that each of us can access to help release emotional turbulence and help maintain coherent alignment between our heart, mind and emotions. Learning to access our personal space of “inner-ease” can be done with...

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‘I Had No Choice’ Is a Lame Excuse

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Choices, Inner Peacemaker | 0 comments

Understanding your choices is essential in managing conflict. And, yes, there is always more than one choice! You just have to decide what consequence you will live with. This helps you resolve your own inner conflict. And just as important is the strategy of providing choices for others when you are in conflict. The narrowing of choice is not motivating. It is the expansion of choice or the opportunity to decide that motivates an individual to go beyond feeling victimized. And in businesses or organizations, it allows an individual to go...

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Seeking Reconciliation – A Conflict Management Strategy

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Conflict Resolution, Practical Spirituality, Relationships | 0 comments

Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew: 5:23-25) Managing conflict and finding reconciliation sometimes means admitting you are wrong or acknowledging that you have hurt or harmed some other part of life. This verse of Scripture simply and lovingly instructs us about what is most important. We may be seeking to get right with God – the...

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What is the Truth that You Bear Witness to Through Your Faith?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Choices, Practical Spirituality | 0 comments

Is your Spiritual Resume up to date?  Are you a disciple of some faith?  What is the Truth that you bear witness to through your faith?  By definition, a disciple of Christ is always stepping up spiritually by bearing witness to Jesus the Christ.  Being a disciple need not mean that you throw off all your earthly occupations or do away with all other endeavors in life.  However, if you are a disciple, it generally means that you regard the spiritual work that you do in Jesus’ name, his Spirit and his teaching as the overriding and pervading...

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Being Your Brother’s Keeper Means Stepping Up Spiritually

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Business & Organizations, Choices, Practical Spirituality, Relationships | 0 comments

Stepping Up Spiritually is a basic element of being on any Path of expanded consciousness. It is really for each of us to interpret what being my brother’s keeper means in our daily lives. Fortunately, it is one of those phrases that needs little in the way of basic explanation.  It is the unexpected events in life that provide opportunity for us to truly put it to work.  Tomorrow, a neighbor may fall down the steps and need physical assistance.  Hurrying on the way to work, you may encounter a small child all alone and crying, and this may...

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Considering Cutbacks? The Surprise Secret You Need to Know!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Business & Organizations, Coaching, Practical Spirituality, Relationships | 0 comments

Economic times are bad!  Finances are tight!  I can’t afford to carry these people!  Sound familiar?  If you add your energy to this choir of voices in conflict, you are actually creating a reality that you don’t want!  How DO you deal with conflict and financial realities without adding your “energy” to a downward spiral? When change happens – like tight money – loss – unexpected events – don’t you tend to contract, restrict, reserve, withdraw and withhold resources?  Wait a minute!  Take a deep breath and look around you.  The greatest...

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Conflict Is The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving! You’re Kidding, Right?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Choices, Coaching, Inner Peacemaker | 0 comments

Most of us grow up conditioned to believe that conflict is bad.  That is a myth!  And it’s a pretty destructive myth because it places all of us in a position of being bad in some way because we are in conflict within ourselves or we experience conflict with others. Truthfully, being in conflict is as easy as falling off a log!  With a little shift in perception and some help in understanding the true nature of conflict, we can walk the log skillfully, with balance and reach our destination on the other side. Some say that conflict is not...

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Is Karma Fair?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Choices, Inner Peacemaker, Practical Spirituality | 0 comments

Karma, or cosmic justice, puts everyone into conditions where they can either learn or atone for something. Helena Roerich Is Karma fair?  In Biblical terms, karma is reaping what you sow.  As it turns out, that word “karma” has karma of its own.  It sometimes has bad press because some people only think of karma as something bad coming back to punish them.  It is really just the principle of cause and effect but it is not merely limited to an act like slapping someone and getting slapped back. Karma is also the sum total of all we have done...

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