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Feelings

The silent treatment

A few days ago I read a Facebook post about two types of silence, when there is conflict. One increases trust and connection; the other decreases it. In the first kind, you let the other person know what’s alive in you, and tell them that you need some space to reflect and self-connect. In the second kind, you withdraw from the conflict without speaking, and leave the other person wondering what h...
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Susan’s gift

I want to leave you something, something better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I’ve known or loved, and if you cannot give me away, at least let me live in your eyes and not in your mind. Merrit Malloy (Extract from a poem called Epitaph.) Grief is present in us for different reasons at the moment. On the 17th of this month, we lost an NVC friend called Susan. The above is part o...
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