Mediator “Zen”

For the longest time, whenever I texted the word “mediation”, my cell would auto correct it to “meditation”. What a difference one-letter makes. However, those two words have a lot more in common than you might think. I love  yoga and practice it regularly. I guess you could call me a “yogi” (not a … [Read more...]

The Salt in Relationships

In reflecting on relationships, I have observed or heard comments on how people sometimes talk on and on about themselves, never asking about the other or their situation. I also have experienced those who keep the conversation on others, with little talk about their own life. In both cases, the … [Read more...]

“What If’s”

During a couples coaching session, the man and the woman were heatedly discussing what had transpired since the last session. Accusations were flying back and forth, relating numerous confrontations that had arisen.  I was amazed in hearing their emotionally charged presentations because I was … [Read more...]

How to Select a Mediator?

The best referrals are often by word of mouth from someone you know, who has actually experienced a mediator’s performance. You can also search mediator professional organizations. Many mediators are willing to travel.   Know what you are looking for in a mediator. Develop a list of … [Read more...]

“Frantic Effort to Avoid Responsibility”

Why are we often gripped by fear when it comes to managing conflict? For many, the answer could be summed up in this simple acronym for FEAR by business consultant, Terry Corbell, – "Frantic Effort to Avoid Responsibility”.  We want to avoid owning up to our words and actions, shutting down … [Read more...]