Radical Responsibility

Radical Responsibility

One of the first things we learn when being introduced to NVC is to take responsibility for our feelings by connecting them to our needs. During my years as an NVC practitioner, I have noticed that this is easier said than done.  Both me, and the NVC practitioners I...
Making sense of the situation in Ukraine

Making sense of the situation in Ukraine

What is happening in Ukraine affects us all. Those who are at the center of it are of course acutely affected and have had their entire life situation changed. Those who have family and friends in the region are affected. All of us, whether we are aware of it or not,...
Integrity – The Needs’ Year (Week 8)

Integrity – The Needs’ Year (Week 8)

“What are you doing? The finishing line is here!” Kay shouted and gestured which track I should take. I had just covered 40 km on cross-country skis, but instead of crossing the finishing line, I took an extra lap in the stadium. The ski race went three laps and...
Beginner’s mind

Beginner’s mind

Beginner’s mind The power of not knowing all So many times I attended workshops where I had some prior knowledge, with the attitude: “I doubt that I can learn anything new!”. So many times I dismissed the arguments of political opponents before I even heard them! And...
Blind Spots

Blind Spots

Why are they behaving like that?   Do you sometimes wonder why others are so angry? Or you might be wondering why people are so nasty? Perhaps you are annoyed that some people are so stingy? Now and then, judgements of others appear within us. We lose our balance...

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