Author Archives: L.

An Update: New Goals & Resolutions

As my most involved romantic relationship to date came to an end two months ago, I must admit, it left me feeling lost. That’s not something most personal growth bloggers and gurus would like to admit, but I’m trying to … Continue reading

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A Year of Vulnerability

Happy Chinese New Year! Today marks the end of the Sheep Year and beginning of the Year of the Monkey. A year ago my new year’s resolution was to embrace vulnerability. And what a year it was – by far … Continue reading

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(All-or-)Nothing Ever Happens

Me in the club: “Nothing’s going to happen.” Friend: “Nothing ever happens.” Me: “I know!” (cracking up) 5 minutes later I approach two women leaning against the opposite wall, chatting. Spend rest of night dancing intimately with them. I really … Continue reading

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NVC Bazaar Reflection / Review

Yesterday I went to a daylong conference called “Nonviolent Communication Bazaar: A Day of Learning and Connection Around Communication and Conflict Resolution.” It was at a local university. I had a bit of a mixed experience and want to share … Continue reading

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Exercise: Shifting Toward Empathy

I found this exercise through the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication, created by the organization’s founder Thom Bond. The purpose of this exercise is to get us into the habit of shifting to a mental place of empathy when we’re … Continue reading

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My First NVC / Empathy Workshop

Last night, I celebrated my birthday by facilitating a workshop on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Empathy. It was the first time I had facilitated on these topics, and I am delighted with how it went. Attendance Eight people plus myself … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year’s Resolution: Embracing My Inner ‘Sheep’

It’s now the Year of the Sheep (Yáng) in the Chinese Zodiac. Since my mother is Taiwanese, and a sheep, I consider it a good idea to make this my first ever Chinese New Year’s Resolution. I’m also doing this … Continue reading

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