March 2016 Blog Posts (25)

Is Being Decisive Good or Bad?

I’ve always felt better when things are “black and white.” And, according to the research, most of us appreciate “closure” or decisiveness and feel less anxious when things are certain. But, since I’m a therapist, I’ve trained myself to tolerate feel O.K. in the “gray” area and help others who don’t like that in-between place, either.

The new book I’m reading, “Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing” by Jamie Holmes examines our anxiety with uncertainty, and I’ve learned a lot…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 31, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

Conflict Chat with....Pattie Porter, Stephen Kotev and Abigail R. C. McManus

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Got Conflict? If you have a conflict with someone, and are not sure how to handle it, then let us know. Here is your opportunity…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on March 29, 2016 at 10:01pm — No Comments

The Texas Conflict Coach® April Radio Program

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces our series focused on Youth Violence and Restorative Justice.

The following episodes will air every Tuesday from 5:00-5:30 pm PST/7:00-7:30 pm CST/ 8:00-8:30 pm EST.…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on March 28, 2016 at 10:28pm — No Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [03.29.16]

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on March 28, 2016 at 6:01pm — No Comments

A Southwest “Travel Angel” with No Name

How can you know someone for 20 years and not know his name?

And then one day, he helps you in a HUGE way and saves your day!

That’s what happened to me at the Reno-Tahoe Airport one dark morning while waiting for the ‘commuter’ flight to Las Vegas.

I had broken my routine that morning. I had plugged my phone to the car – and you guessed it, I left it attached to the cable.

I didn’t realize it until way past the security…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 28, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

When Your Kids Get Divorced–Part I

When it comes to divorce, not a lot of attention gets paid to the parents of the child getting divorced. But, it can be difficult to watch your child experience the pain of divorce and equally as difficult to say good-bye to your daughter-in-law or son-in-law (in most cases, anyway!)

Since I’m always trying to help my clients navigate divorce, an article originally published in the Chicago Tribune caught my eye. In it, the author addresses the not-so-often-addressed…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 24, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments

"Nipped in the Bud--Not in the Butt - How to Use Mediation to Resolve Neighbor Conflicts Over Our Pets"

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  Our pets are family members. When conflicts arise involving this family companion in divorce,…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on March 22, 2016 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Journal of International Ombudsman Association Publishes Volume 9

The first issue of JIOA's ninth year includes a diverse collection of articles about Ombuds practice and professionalism.  Editors Howard Gadlin and Samantha Levine-Finley write: "For a long time it felt as if ombuds spent more time talking about being ombuds then they spent ombudsing. ... Now our discussions are…

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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on March 22, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [03.22.16]

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].

Video From Sydney Lindt Cafe…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on March 22, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What do Clothes have to do with Dinner Together?

How Asking 5 Questions Allowed Me to Eat Dinner with My Kids

I was intrigued when I read this headline. Why wasn’t this family eating together?

2 parents with busy work schedules. 2 kids with a babysitter who doles out snacks when they were starving. And lots of good intentions that slipped by week after…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 21, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

5 Facts About High Conflict Divorce

You hear the stories all the time–the ones about high-conflict divorce and the toll it can take on the children, the divorcing individuals, and even the friends and families involved. High-conflict divorce is never good for anyone, and yet, thousands of divorcing couples somehow find themselves in this kind of conflictual relationship.

I thought I would learn more about this, errr, interesting dynamic and found a great article in the Huffington Post outlining 5 facts about…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 17, 2016 at 11:40am — No Comments

Neighbor Nuisance Brings You Holiday Annoyance

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Dealing with the normal stress of the holidays can be enough to handle. Then add those annoyances and disruptions you have to deal with in your neighborhood…loud holiday parties, cars blocking roads and your driveway, those bright holiday lights and decorations.…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on March 15, 2016 at 10:04pm — No Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [03.15.16]

HBR: Don’t Use Round Numbers in a Negotiation

By Matti Keloharju…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on March 15, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why are Americans Tired?

Being a lobbyist means that people you know (or have just met) want to talk politics with you, which I am happy to do … because I want to know what people are thinking and why.

They are laying the foundation, person by person, for how our community and country feels about our challenges and direction.

I am completely overwhelmed by the number of people who have told me that they are tired — so very tired of the…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 14, 2016 at 11:02am — No Comments

A Platform for Action: Creating Peacebuilding Networks for Border Regions

A Platform for Action: Creating Peacebuilding Networks for Border Regions

By Jeffrey D. Pugh, Director of Conflict Resolution Graduate Programs and Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, & Global Governance

In the midst of conflicts over refugees in Europe, xenophobic political discourse in the United States, and border clashes elsewhere, UMass Boston has partnered…

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Added by Jeff Pugh on March 13, 2016 at 8:46pm — No Comments

The Role of Self-Care During Conflict

Have we overused the term “self-care” yet? I know it sounds a bit therapy-ish, but self-care really is just that: caring for oneself. And, it turns out–during conflict, self-care is essential.

I’ve recently been reminded of this by a friend who’s going through some major upheaval in her marriage. It’s falling apart, to be honest. And, she’s found herself in a position that presents two choices: I either allow myself to sink into despair OR I take care of myself and use this…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 10, 2016 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Community Mediation: Empowerment and Dialogue

In many communities around the country there are community mediation centers supported by volunteer mediators. Community Boards of San Francisco is the oldest community mediation center in the country, started in 1976. The philosophy of community mediation centers is to empower community…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on March 8, 2016 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Marketing For Peace Builders: Vol. 1

Peace builders have to be willing to get vulnerable in their marketing.

In a professional field, dominated by people familiar—and comfortable—with the way that influence, quality, and communication, worked under Industrial Revolution rules, this can be a difficult process to…

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Added by Jesan Sorrells on March 7, 2016 at 8:18pm — No Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [03.07.16]

Emergent Peacebuilding Design: 

Reframing our Approach to Local Peacebuilding

Presented by Gail Ervin, PhD.…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on March 7, 2016 at 8:13pm — No Comments

#staymarried

I have two nieces getting married this summer and naturally, they are very excited – creating wedding websites and making plans. And I certainly don’t want to rain on their special day …

however, we all know that hard times can also be hard of a marriage. And sometimes there will be disagreements and probably some fights too.…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on March 7, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

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