POWER vs. FORCE: Going High or Going Low

“If you take more than you give, you are forceful.  If you give more than you take, you are powerful” Anonymous I am writing this to you today, January 16, 2017, on Martin Luther King Day, because he was a model of the distinction between being powerful and serving...

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A Chanukah miracle in Whitefish, Montana

"I am standing in my power, and they will not make me a victim,"says my friend, who lives in Whitefish, Montana. I am sitting in my neighborhood cafe on a Thursday morning, December 22, 2016. I am calling my friend because the day before, on Wednesday, December 21, an...

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A TRUMP-et and the BLESSING of a Wake Up Call!

Beyond living and dreaming there is something more important: Waking Up.   The Spanish poet, Antonio Machado, reminds us that on a daily basis we cling firmly to “consensus reality.” And then suddenly the forceful sound of a trumpet wakes us up.    ...

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The Realm of Presencing in Connection

Listen to this recording that Hedy made about how she invites couples into the realm of "presencing in connection", and how she supports them in acquiring the skills of "into-me-see." Transcript of the audio: I am Hedy Schleifer. I am a psychotherapist. My specialty...

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A Time To Say Thank You!

Express your gratitude daily, and watch yourself grow more joyfully relaxed and happy. Research shows that the more you are consciously grateful for each and every blessing in your life, big and small, the happier you become. In this tumultuous time, after the U.S....

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What if America were a couple?

STOP!!!! "Stop!" I say to the couple.  I say it strongly. I say it decisively. I say it emphatically. My hand comes down between them, and I say Stop! What am I stopping? I am stopping 13 minutes of their toughest, most loaded conversation. I want to teach them a...

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