“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi When conflict occurs, the first thing to focus on is how to take responsibility for your own role in the situation.  Since the only thing we truly have control over is our own behavior, it is important to first turn inward to focus on…

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“Talking is like playing the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Conflict happens in relationships.  As with most things, interpersonal conflict exists on a continuum from very mild to very severe.  When…

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“Man is a knot into which relationships are tied.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Relationships are inextricably linked to human life.  We depend on one another for connection, meaning, and a sense of purpose.  While developing one’s core sense of identity and self-sufficiency are invaluable to our development into strong dynamic adults, we are not separate…

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