Repeat – Habit of the Heart – 5

This is the 5th and final episode where we explore the Habit of the Heart from Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy.  The 5th habit is: “A capacity to create community. W...

Repeat – Habit of the Heart -3

Parker Palmer believes that if taken together, the 5 habits are critical to sustaining a democracy.  The habits are described as deeply ingrained ways of seeing, being and responding to life that i...

Repeat – Habit of the Heart -2

This podcast explores Habit 2 in the Parker Palmer’s 5 Habits of the Heart; habits that are critical for a vibrant democracy.  This habit is entitled: An Appreciation of the Value of Otherness....

Repeat – Habit of the Heart -1

In Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, he cites 5 habits of the heart that will help us move beyond fear.  Using excerpts from a 2013 interview, we examine the first habit — we ...

BOO98 – REPEAT – Just Ask

Assumptions can get us into trouble.  Instead of responding to each other based on assumptions, just ask.   Resources Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schein The Four Agreements by Miquel Ruiz “The...

BOO93 – Celebrating Community

We are interconnected. We can accomplish so much more together.  And the quality of our lives is greatly enhanced when we learn how to be in community. Resources Women’s Leadership Community &#...

BOO89 – Are You Listening

It takes discipline to listen; an intentional focus.  And there is not better way to invest in a relationship, learn and dance through conflict.  What supports our listening? Resources 10 Steps for ...

BOO85 – Witnessing

It can be hard to be with another when they are suffering. Many of us try to cheer them up or offer advice to “help” them.  It is much harder and more powerful to learn how to be present,...

BOO83 – REPEAT Healing the Heart – Habit 4

In Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, he talks about 5 habits of the heart we need for a robust democracy.  Habit 4 is  A sense of personal voice and agency. “Insight...

BOO79 – Changing the Script

Non-complementary behavior — when we response in a way that changes the script.  For example, meeting hostility with warm or empathy.  Three stories of changing the script. Resources Invisibil...

BOO78 – Celebrating Partnership

An interview with leading human systems thinker, Barry Oshry.  In 2013,Oshry created the Worldwide Week of Partnership.  After learning about the holocaust as a child, he has pursued a life-long que...

BOO67 – Just Ask

Assumptions can get us into trouble.  Instead of responding to each other based on assumptions, just ask.   Resources Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schein The Four Agreements by Miquel Ruiz “The...

BOO64 – Hope Helps

The news is disturbing.  It is hard to hold onto hope.  This podcast explores where we can find hope. Resources Forgotten Voices Pyschology Today – Making Hope Happen Parker Palmer – Pol...

BOO60 – Energizers Make a Difference

Energizers as a part of a team create huge value.  People learn more, are more creative, and want to work there…  So whan can you or I do to increase our energizer behavior?   Resources W...

BOO57 – Dancing with Conflict

Now on Bloglovin When we frame arguments as war, we have winners and losers, we attack, we defend, we shoot down their points.  No wonder many of us avoid conflict.  What if we framed conflict as a ...

BOO56 – Finding Community

We are stronger when we work together.  Reflections on finding community all around me. Resources Habits of the Heart by Parker Palmer Full Parker Palmer Interview Power and Love show on building co...

BOO50- A Force for Kindness

How do we learn to be a force for kindness?  To not bully others and learn how to stand up to bullying forces.  Reflections on finding the courage to be stand up for civil discourse.   Resource...

BOO43 – Finding Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is uplifting to notice and remember how many small acts of kindness are in our days.   Resources Self Kindness – Neff Self-Kindness – Germer Random Act...

BOO35 – Habits of the Heart – Habit 5

This is the 5th and final episode where we explore the Habit of the Heart from Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy.  The 5th habit is: “A capacity to create community. W...

BOO21 – Kindness

Kindness is a tangible step towards peace.  How do we increase our self kindness and kindness to others. Resources: Self-kindness with Kristen Neff Self Compassion – Best of Ourselves episode ...

BOO15 – Don’t Take It Personally

It is great advice, and very hard to live.  A few thoughts on why we shouldn’t take things personally. Resources: The Four Agreements Don’t Take It Personally, Psychology Today  ...

BOO10 – Defensiveness

  Defensiveness is a relational disease. How do we move beyond it to increase the quality of our relationships? Resources: Crucial Conversations  ...

BOO09 – Getting Beyond Irritation

When you notice yourself becoming irritated or angry with someone, it is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding ...

BOO 002: Lessons in Projection

Projection is a defense mechanism, where we project what we don't like about ourselves onto others. It's helpful to notice it in action....