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Acknowledging the Impact of Identity Within Social Change Movements

Article • 23-35 mins • 8/2018
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Article
23-35 mins
8/2018
In this transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, PhD, offers ways for us to increase our capacity to (1) See things that we otherwise wouldn't; (2) Bring more relevance to our groups, organizations and social change movements; (3) Talk openly about microaggressions: statements or…

Don't Take It Personally

Article • 10 - 15 minutes • 04/2018
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Article
10 - 15 minutes
04/2018
When we don't like what someone is saying to us, sometimes people encourage us to hear their needs, and "not take it personally" -- and we're inclined to agree.  Could "not taking it personally" close our hearts and awareness to others, life and ourselves?  Rachelle…

Are You Living Your True Potential?

Article • 5-8 minutes • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-8 minutes
01/2010
How can we live up to our true potential, a life filled with relationships and experiences that truly meet our needs? In this article, Mary offers us a way to bring about inner transformation that can lead to seeing ourselves, others and life differently --…

Can Needs Be Harmful?

Article • 7 - 10 minutes • 06/15/2017
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Article
7 - 10 minutes
06/15/2017
Rachelle Lamb invites us to consider how our well being is impacted by what we choose to put at the center of our narrative regarding our needs.  And how that affects whether or not we get closer to truly serving life and compassion...

Needs: A Foundation of Inner Freedom, Empowerment and Peace

Article • 3 -5 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 -5 minutes
2005
The human needs that we all share are the foundation of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process because it is in connecting to needs that we find inner freedom, empowerment and compassion.

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Strategy

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Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 11/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
11/2017
In the face of needs that are still hungry to be satisfied, we can expand our view, plus generate ideas and creativity that can find new paths forward.  Try these tips to transform our complaint into commitment for a change in strategy that works with…

"I'm Not Good Enough" and Other Leadership Myths

Article • 7-11 mins • 1/2010
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Article
7-11 mins
1/2010
Do you yearn to step forward in leadership, but know you're holding back? Clinical psychologist, organizational consultant, and speaker, Roxy Manning, PhD, shows us that more than external factors, its our internal beliefs and fears that provide the main barrier to moving forward.  She does this…

Celebrating Mourning

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
2005
In a recent vacation in a Mexican village, I was surprised to find myself in the midst of a community in mourning. Two days before I came, a 21-year-old girl had died in a car accident. Everyone in the town knew her and was openly…

Why Don’t They Get It?

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 08/2018
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Article
5 - 8 minutes
08/2018
What can we do when someone tells us we're contributing to a pattern we're genuinely not seeing (nor experiencing)? What makes these patterns visible to some people but not others? This article addresses these things by talking about what to factor in when receiving feedback;…

The Freedom of Committing to a Path

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 02/03/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
02/03/2012
In June, 1996, I had an epiphany. In a motel room in Indiana, the night before returning home from a solo camping trip in Michigan and Canada, I discovered how much I had lost in my life because of so fiercely protecting myself. Up until…

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