Conflict is Just a Problem to Be Solved

Have you ever thought about what conflict is?  For sure you have experienced the symptoms of being in conflict but what exactly is it and why does it occur?   My definition of conflict is this:  When someone believes their needs are not or will not be met because...

Respect the Pace of Your Own Journey

We have all heard Nietzsche’s famous saying…..’ what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, and for those of us who have experienced hardship and loss (which of course is ALL of us), we know there is profound truth in these words.   But what is also true is...

Never Sacrifice the Going for the Getting

What is more important –  the going or the getting?   When I was young my father used to ask me that question as I was waiting for something specific to happen (summer vacation, Christmas, or being in a long line up for ice cream). Sometimes this helped me to be...

Conflict is a Mindset

What is your mindset toward conflict?  If you are like most people you don’t like conflict.  And for good reason. Conflict feels bad. It is uncomfortable, frustrating, even infuriating. It makes us feel upset and out of control – negative emotions we would...