I get it!

Apr 13, 2012

Note: All posts are written with the intention of the Respectful Confrontation Polarity Antidote Philosophy. I was quite discouraged by the recent Supreme Court debates on the Health Care Law. It seems that many people in this country have trouble with the “individual mandate” which claims that everyone is required to buy insurance. I don’t fully understand the problem....

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“The Hunger Games” and the Tea Party

Apr 5, 2012

Note: All posts are written with the intention of the Respectful Confrontation Polarity Antidote Philosophy. I just saw The Hunger Games. I hadn’t read the books. Oh my, it was very intense. My nervous system was so activated! It’s a powerful film and an amazing metaphor for contemporary society. If you haven’t read the books or seen the movie, here’s a brief description...

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The Respectful Confrontation Philosophy: An Antido...

Apr 3, 2012

In January 2012, I moved to DC with the hope of offering my skills, knowledge and passion for lasting peace to help bridge the gap between the polarizing times we are now in. The energy towards polarization is so strong; especially in a city like Washington DC. It is very difficult these days to have a conversation and not be forced to take a side or classify others in a...

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What is behind the Power of “No”?

Mar 15, 2012

Last week I wrote about the Power of “No” and the hopeful shift in our culture and public discourse.  I received a number of requests for more details, so this week I will talk more about how basic principles in a Respectful Confrontation practice helps us find and embody the true power of “no”. In my workshops and book on Respectful Confrontation, I discuss the power in...

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THE POWER OF “NO”

Mar 9, 2012

I am encouraged by recent public reactions to seemingly unjust statements and situations in the news. The reactions reflect a powerful sentiment: “We are no longer going to take the bullying and negative, aggressive actions and words of others.” I see this as a move toward a culture of Respectful Confrontation.  A culture where we may not agree with each other, but can...

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Ask Joe

Feb 17, 2011
Ask Joe

Welcome to “Ask Joe,”  the advice column for the community of RCers. Looking for some clarity on tricky issues in your life? Having trouble confronting yourself and others – work colleagues, friends, partners – on challenging issues? Share what’s on your mind with Joe and he will offer some clear suggestions on how to approach the issue from the...

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