Changing Perspectives

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer About 10 years ago I participated in a Myers Briggs workshop. If you aren’t familiar with Myers Briggs, it is a personality assessment that helps us understand our strengths and...

Conscious Contracts® and Prenups

Bring up the word “prenup” and most people tend to cringe bit. That’s because traditional prenups, written as traditional contracts, feel like they are based on mistrust. By their very nature they presume the worst-case scenario. They are written in cold, legal...

Solving Problems with Dignity

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of joining a video conference with Donna Hicks, Ph.D, author of Dignity: Its Essential Role in Conflict Resolution. There were 15 integrative attorneys and mediators on the call from across the country, all there to learn how to...

Collaborative Innovation

What image comes to mind when you think of an attorney? Perry Mason? Jack McCoy? Denny Crane? In the traditional paradigm of law lawyers are trained to fight. To be gladiators for their clients and for justice. Sounds noble, doesn’t it? It can be noble. Our history...

Meeting People Where They Are

Whenever I go into a mediation I make a conscious effort to meet people where they are. What does this mean? The principle of meeting people where they are Recognizes that everyone has come into the situation from their own experiences and with their own values and...