Jason Dykstra's Blog – July 2011 Archive (4)

Why your Mother was wrong about confrontation

(Originally posted at Absolution Mediation)

Remember when your mom used to say, "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all"? I do...I used to get it a lot!  Here's the thing that I don't like about that saying..."Don't say anything at all."

There were always 1 of 2 things happening when my mother used to tell me that saying 1: I was…


Added by Jason Dykstra on July 29, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Past, Present, Future - There is a story there

(Originally posted at Absolution Mediation)

Where did you come from?  Where are you now? Where are you heading?

This weekend I had the privilege to read over the story of my great-grandparents journey as they lived in the Netherlands and later moved to Canada.  Amazing people!  Such courage and determination they showed!

Then I read about my Opa (who is one of the role…


Added by Jason Dykstra on July 6, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Intent and the Truth

(Originally posted at Absolution Mediation)

This past week I had the pleasure of being a speaker at Tweetstock in Brantford, Ontario where we talked about the Art of Community.  There I talked about how to engage with conflict, both online and offline.  I'll get more into what I talked about possibly in the next few weeks, but one thing I did talk about is Intent.…


Added by Jason Dykstra on July 5, 2011 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

Everyone has a story...

Yes...it's true, everyone has a story.  I have a story, you have a story, your friend has a story, even your enemy has a story.  Everyone has a story.  Agreed?

When I sit down with people everyone has a story.  These stories usually are conflicting stories and each person believes that their story is the truth.  I also formulate a story from these stories...then there is a 'story' that actually happened out there somewhere.  One thing that I try to do is to get people to see the… Continue

Added by Jason Dykstra on July 5, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

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