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Rethinking Communication

Dec 12, 2022

We all — myself included — have this ineffective little habit of wanting to be better at something and desiring to show up differently in the world and talking about how we can be better, yet we struggle to practice the skills necessary for us to do so.

 

Perhaps nowhere is this more true than in conversations about...


Nov 28, 2022

This week’s guest lays out plainly the role our emotions play in how we communicate with each other across differences and divides.

 

Ari Wallach calls this consideration of our emotions as being full-spectrum human beings who can go forward, backward, and inward in our thoughts, and when examining a path forward...


Nov 14, 2022

My guest on this episode equates conversation to being on a playground, where there is humor, joy, curiosity, exploration, and yes, some arguments and hurt feelings. And feeling bold enough to invite others onto our own personal playgrounds requires us to first uncover some things about ourselves and how we wish to...


Oct 31, 2022

In this episode, I’m bringing the political field of vision down to the local level, where honestly, I believe we’re more likely to enact significant change. Because at the local level, we have more ability to effect said change. There’s more within our control. We’re closer to the problems, and we're closer to...


Oct 17, 2022

It’s nearly impossible to hear the word polarization and not immediately think of nasty political feuds. And many point to the fact that we even have political parties as the source of much of our division.

 

So imagine my surprise when in the course of researching my guest’s background for this episode, the...