PHOTO CAPTION: "Photo (above) courtesy of Photos8.com."I wrote some weekly reflections on nonviolence back in 2011 during the Season for Nonviolence campaign. Carry the Vision of Peace A Season of Nonviolence, a national 64-day campaign committed to ...
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"Harmony of the Heart" - 5 new articles

  1. A Season for Nonviolence Reflections
  2. Seeing the Redeeming Qualities in Others
  3. COVID-19 Links
  4. Crazy 8 Cycle - A Guide to Dealing with Conflict
  5. During Coronavirus Pandemic Domestic Violence Victims are at More Risk
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A Season for Nonviolence Reflections

PHOTO CAPTION: 
"Photo (above) courtesy of Photos8.com."
I wrote some weekly reflections on nonviolence back in 2011 during the Season for Nonviolence campaign.

Carry the Vision of Peace
A Season of Nonviolence, a national 64-day campaign committed to demonstrating that nonviolence works, ended recently. I believe it does not need to end. Nonviolence is not just for a season - it is a way of life. I invite you to reflect, contemplate and/or meditate on the readings below.

     

Seeing the Redeeming Qualities in Others

Here is an article I wrote many years ago about when Martin Luther King Jr. and his group were trying to think about anything good about Bobby Kennedy and could not. They finally found one thing and it led to an incredible partnership that led to many changes.

The story is about seeing the redeeming qualities in others. I thought I would post it as it brought me comfort to reflect on that story again today.

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COVID-19 Links

SWAB TEST. Patient and medical
supervisor preparing for a COVID-19
 nasal swab test. Image created
 by Russell Tate. Submitted for United
Nations Global Call Out To Creatives
 - help stop the spread of COVID-19.
So much has happened since COVID-19 has brought the world to its knees. Here are some links on COVID-19. 

Stay safe. 

#thefrontstepsproject The idea is to take pictures of families on their front porches during the shelter in place in exchange for a donation to a local business. Local photographers participated in the project.

A very insightful article on grief that is related to COVID-19.

How to make a family handprint keepsake during this pandemic.

An article addressing anxiety, sleeplessness and forgetfulness during this pandemic and help with coping.

A message from former president George W. Bush on the pandemic that is heartfelt and somber.

Covid-19 Survivor story and how remdesivir might have saved him. Here is a video interview as well that was aired on News 4.

An article on why giving back matters more now than ever.

Coronavirus poem, You Clap for Me Now, on discrimination and immigration.

A very special and appropriate poem for this shelter in place time by a dear friend of mine.

How to volunteer in your pajamas during this pandemic.

A YouTube video I did on how to deal with feelings connected to COVID-19.

     

Crazy 8 Cycle - A Guide to Dealing with Conflict

 


During this time many of us are spending more time at home with loved ones and possibly getting into a bit more conflict as a result. Whether that is the case or not, we all have some encounters with others from time to time where we have conflict with others. This video will give you insight and a way to navigate conflict.

The Crazy 8 model shows us how easily we get stuck when we get triggered and how we get caught up in a cycle. It also shows us how to get out of it and how to prevent falling into the cycle in the first place. Maureen Lowell presented this many years ago in a workshop and it has been most helpful to me and many of my clients. If you like the video please consider sharing with others and liking it on YouTube.
     

During Coronavirus Pandemic Domestic Violence Victims are at More Risk

Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash
As many are being asked to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic to be safe, many individuals and children will be in even more danger. Self-isolation puts victims of domestic violence and their children at greater risk of violence and abuse occurring in the home.

As any person who has been on the receiving end of abuse will tell you, home is not a haven from abuse and violence. In fact, for millions of people this will be a trying time where they will find themselves in circumstances that can increase abuse and violence in the home.

Their partner may be without employment and with schools closed, children will be at home and need assistance with online learning. Routines that were counted on will be no more for many. With this will come more stress and tension in the home.

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