Posts in Communication
Relational Apologies

Have you ever you said “I’m sorry” to someone just to get them to stop being upset with you?

From the time we are little, we are often taught to “say you’re sorry” to others, but what does this really mean?

Let's start with a hilarious clip, in which Joey and Ross illustrate beautifully how communication and apologies can go awry.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIIm7yBdUG4?start=25]

I can so relate.

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What Do You Need To Shed, To Grow?

The other night at dinner, Jessie reminded me of the time that she came home with a container of Hermit Crabs that she and her dad had bought at the mall.

“You were so unhappy about it,” she reminded me, laughing.

I was.

(They belong on beaches, free. But, that is not what this posting is about.)

“Remember how we’d go and buy them lots of different shells to move into?”she reminisced.

I did.

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Transformational Choices

In one of my all-time favorites movies, The Matrix, (This clip) Morpheus offers Neo a choice that would transform his life: 

"You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.

You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more."

Faced with the choice between knowledge, freedom, awareness and the sometimes painful truth of reality ...

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