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let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. {mary oliver: "messenger"}

Category: Nonviolent Communication

Dear Tristan: on words

Dear Tristan, As we near the end of this year’s Christmas letters, I want to tell you about why your dad and I decided to write these letters. I was inspired by reading these letters from a mom to her baby boy. I loved the way she shared her heart, and her real, with her […]

Dear Tristan: on requests and demands

Dear Tristan, Both your dad and I have written a bit about the Nonviolent Communication process – the way of being that teaches us to observe without judging, then identify feelings and the needs from which they flow. The final step of the NVC process is to request something of another person, something that would […]