July 25, 2018

DIV Design Agency offers a type of couples' facilitation of difficult conversations to benefit what Amy Baker calls the trinity of relational life: Self, Other, and the Relationship Itself. Here are some questions she has gotten from clients that they said would have b...

July 24, 2018

Words, words, words, I'm so sick of words.
~Eliza Doolittle

So we get married or get coupled to be together and share rent and other living expenses, and then someday we think we’ll have some kids and we will feel like we’ve accomplished what we set out to do. Then one...

April 27, 2017

Here is the wisdom for today: If you are six months pregnant and your theme song is Florence + the Machine's Shake It out, your relationship probably isn't going so well. Your future, as well as your baby's, are hanging out there in No Man's Land, and you had better ha...

February 20, 2017

When I was a graduate student of industrial and organizational psychology, I took an Organizational Consulting class. I learned, within the context of language used in the consultant-client relationship, the difference between Assertive and Aggressive. In business, the...

January 22, 2017

About that…

I'd like to introduce you to a series I've done that explores all manner of thought on relationship and conflict. It's called "About that..." and can be about anything really. It's a modern-day form of navel-gazing, but hopefully, it's a meaningful process t...

January 22, 2017

Dignitas. Integritas. Veritas.

When last I left you, I had been making a keyword map. There were many more words than the ones listed in the last blog, but they all led to these three: Dignity, Integrity, and Verity (Truth). The suggestibility of this acronym notwithsta...

January 22, 2017

I have been an entrepreneur for 25 years. Aside from my first company, "Wordsmith & Co.," which sported a cute little design of a hand writing out its own direction, which was represented in a peripatetic spiral scribble, I have little imagination when it comes to nami...

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