November 2015 Blog Posts (13)

Projector or Camera?

Let’s face it. Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to blame someone one else.

When the reality is that we should look to ourselves.

What do I mean by that?

For me it boils down to a very simple concept:

The most important state of mind in any situation is YOURS.

It doesn’t matter when or where it is – with family, in the workplace or a crowded airplane on a busy holiday weekend.

If your first thought in a…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 30, 2015 at 8:04pm — No Comments

I’m Thankful for Perseverance

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we take stock of all we’re grateful for this Thanksgiving, I have my own bit of gratitude to share: I’m thankful for perseverance.

Just to make sure I’m using the right word, I looked it up. Perseverance is defined as “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.”

Yep, right word.…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 26, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Online Dispute Resolution: The Simple Way To Build Peace In The Digital Era


Our century is permanently presenting paradoxical situations. Thanks to Globalization, the economical vicissitudes of Gambia can produce a decided influence in Bolivia. Even though the growth of the communication media is undeniable, people feel increasingly alone.…


Added by Patricia M Porter on November 24, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments

The Texas Conflict Coach® December Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces "The Best of 2015"

"During the month of December, please enjoy these previously recorded shows...The Best of 2015. We will return live every Tuesday night beginning…


Added by Patricia M Porter on November 23, 2015 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Gobble Less … Listen More

Thanksgiving is approaching and I thought it would be a good time to remind our readers that ‘listening’ is a GREAT conflict resolution tool.

Extended time with family and friends can be rewarding and delightful and can also test our patience and tap into unresolved or brewing conflict.

If you are having difficulty with someone at…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 23, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

When Fair Isn’t Equal–The Sequel

Jeanette’s post this past Monday about parents who support adult children really hit home for me, and I felt I just HAD to respond. You see, I’m the “other” kid, the one who feels some resentment toward a sibling who has turned to Mom and Dad for financial support…and more financial support…and more financial support. You get the idea.

Jeanette’s right. When a parent financially supports one child but not the other, resentment often follows. And, the “other” child wonders–why…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 19, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

When Fair Isn’t Equal … Yet

Dear Parents: Sometimes your adult children experience difficult financial times and you want to help them out. Yet you might feel badly that you aren’t treating your children ‘equally.’

Dear Children: Sometimes, one of you may need financial help from your parents while the rest of you are economically stable or even better off. Yet, you may feel that it’s not ‘fair’ that mom and dad are helping your sibling through tough times (and perhaps…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 16, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Is the Easy Way Out Always Easy?

Every morning, my routine goes something like this: wake up, curse the dogs across the street that WOKE me up, grab my phone, check the news, get my kids ready for school. And, in my early morning fog, I’ve been reading a lot about a football coach in Seattle who may be fired for praying at the 50-yard line at football games.The story varies a little from news outlet to news outlet, but the latest I’ve read is that mediation was (at one point, anyway)an option.…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 12, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [09.10.15]

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].

Cyberweek 2015 RECAP



Added by - Creighton NCR on November 10, 2015 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Plays Well With Others

Ah – remember being graded in kindergarten about your social skills? Did you play well with others?

Well, it turns out that what we are taught at this early age – things like sharing, caring and going with the flow — are also VERY applicable to our workplace.

A new study, conducted by David Deming, an Associate Professor of…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 9, 2015 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Mediación electrónica: El futuro fue ayer


Added by Andrés Vázquez López on November 7, 2015 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Separating Families: How to Use Online Technology to Mediate Your Situation

This program is part of Cyberweek 2015…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on November 5, 2015 at 7:33pm — No Comments

School Suspensions Down, Conflict-Resolution Up

As a parent of schoolchildren, I share the fear that many mothers have (whether we admit it or not): will my child ever be suspended/kicked-out of school? With all the “zero-tolerance” policies put in place years ago, it doesn’t seem to take much to get suspended or expelled. And, I admit–I always wondered if there was a better way to handle misbehavior in school.

Turns out, I’m not alone. The Associated Press just came out with a really interesting article outlining how some…


Added by The Olive Branch Blog on November 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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