What constitutes a ‘good death’? How and where are people dying? Are the needs of the dying being met? How can we advocate for a “good death”? Considering we are all going to die and lose loved ones at some point in time in our journey through life, these are all important questions to explore. Recently there has been an increased emphasis on the importance of addressing healthcare…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on June 30, 2015 at 10:08pm — No Comments
Some of my favorite posts springs from the ideas of others. This week’s thoughts are brought to you by my friend, Catherine.
Catherine has a delightful spirit filled with wonder and creativity. She is an artist and when you visit Catherine’s website, she proclaims: “ok, you spent years learning how to do this painting thing, now unlearn it…Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on June 29, 2015 at 10:51pm — No Comments
The core concepts of the transformative theory of conflict, which are empowerment and recognition, work within people, between people and throughout large populations. The progress of marriage equality in the USA provides an example of how empowerment and recognition can affect tens of millions of people. Read the whole blog entry here.
Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on June 28, 2015 at 11:48pm — No Comments
Now that summer is upon us, my children and I have had a lot of “together” time, to say the least. And, as wonderous and adventuresome the time can be, it can also be a challenge, as my three children would all be considered “high-maintenance.”
At my wit’s end, I drew up what I consider my “parents bill of rights” and, to be fair, I allowed…Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on June 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
All over the world, people think about divorce and do not know what to expect from the process, what they will have to arrange and how long it will take. This anxiety comes on top of the stress of the divorce itself, worries about the costs or accessibility. And the…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on June 23, 2015 at 9:20pm — No Comments
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].…Continue
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The old Virginia Street is currently being demolished. The grand dame of Reno has been working hard since 1905, allowing traffic to cross the Truckee River for over 100 years!. The bridge was showing signs of extreme wear and it needed to be replaced for safety reasons.Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on June 22, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments
There’s a new movie out–it’s called, “Aloha,” and I can’t wait to see it. After all, I love a good Hawaii movie, even more so now that I live here. Plus, it stars Bradley Cooper, and he’s kind of easy on the eyes!
So, you can imagine my horror when I heard that “many” people who live in Hawaii were offended the director chose the name, “Aloha” for the title of the movie. Then, a cultural advocacy group was offended there weren’t enough Asian Americans in…Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on June 18, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments
Persons aged 65 and older are the fastest growing part of the population, and many families confront sometimes difficult decisions about care-giving, housing, health care, estate planning, and end of life planning for aging parents and other family members. Bob…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on June 16, 2015 at 11:34pm — No Comments
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].…
Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on June 16, 2015 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
There is a traditional Chinese character for the word “ting” which means “to listen.”
First, there are the ears. You can hear without them. It’s more than just the words, though. What is…Continue
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I read an interesting book lately that turns a lot of parenting theories on their heads. And, one of the most compelling chapters had to do with tattle-taling (is that a word?)What I learned went against everything I used to believe as a parent. I was told that a parent shouldn’t allow tattle-taling at all. If a child is prone to tattle-taling, then, I have to shut it down. It’s wrong, I was told. And, I believed it.
However, the book really made a good…Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on June 11, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments
The transformative theory of conflict suggests that parties are generally struggling to regain a state of strength and responsiveness. This blog entry gives some examples of how some statements by parties might be interpreted within the transformative framework. You can read the article here.
Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on June 11, 2015 at 12:57am — No Comments
Louise and William's new book, Being Relational, details seven ways of being in relation to others that capture the heart and soul of all that is self-help, grounded in method, and supported by relational conflict theory and brain…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on June 9, 2015 at 11:40pm — No Comments
As long as I'm taking controversial peace and conflict topics on over social media, this one relates to the name of an important conflict role gaining traction over the past few years.
For a while, I used to think the term 'ombudsman' was just a term, and nothing to argue about.
Then, I thought that the fact that the 'man' in it does not indicate the male gender in the Swedish origin of the term was important. It's just a word, right? If it wasn't intended to differentiate,…Continue
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I read an interesting article last year about women and decision-making.
Turns out that when stress levels are low and easily managed, men and women make decisions involving risk in a similar manner. They gather information, assess costs and benefits and choose a path of action.
This similarity takes a different turn when you throw them both in a pressure…Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on June 8, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments
We all know that pets provide companionship and unconditional love. But, did you know they can be ideal confidantes, too?
A recent article in the Deseret News cited a U.K. study showing that children facing a crisis at home are more likely to speak to their pets about it instead of with their siblings or peers.Continue
Added by The Olive Branch Blog on June 4, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments
Central African Republic
In the shadows of Bangui's National Forum, NGOs are doing the painstaking work of rebuilding CAR' social fabric. While at the national-level, delegates made police recommendations around such topics as peace and security, justice and reconciliation, governance, as well as social and economic development, at the community-level these problems are personal...Read…Continue
Added by Nathalie Al-Zyoud on June 3, 2015 at 7:10pm — No Comments