Monthly Archives: August 2011

Non-Judgment

Non-Judgment One of the most transformational ideas I have embraced is the idea of withholding judgment.  I, of course, make judgments all the time related to what’s best for *me* but that’s where it stops, with me.  What was transformational … Continue reading

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Assuming Positive Intent

Assuming Positive Intent   Assuming positive intent is one of my first go-to tools after I’ve breathed through the “90 seconds”.  The decision to assume positive intent lays the foundation for making sure that everyone feels safe and heard.  It also … Continue reading

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“90 Second Rule”

Over the next couple of months, I want to share my favorite tools/ideas/concepts, the things that have helped me the most over the years.  These ideas have helped me be the parent, partner, friend and person that I want to … Continue reading

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Creating a Climate for Consensual Living

Creating a Climate for Consensual Living By Anna M. Brown Consensual living is a process, a philosophy, a mindset by which we seek to live in harmony with our families and community. It involves finding mutually agreed upon solutions, where … Continue reading

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Choices, “Have to” and the Stories We Tell

Choices, “Have to” and the Stories We Tell by Anna M. Brown Life is filled with choices, from the mundane to the epic. For the most part it’s an invisible process. We make decisions on the fly through out the … Continue reading

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House Rules

House Rules By Anna M. Brown Our society speaks often of how “challenging” teenagers can be or how “morose” and “distant”.  These comments always intrigue me because they seem to overlook the seemingly obvious role that we, as adults, play … Continue reading

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