How often do we fiercely fight with our dear ones to defend a point of view that ends up being not that far from the point of view of the other? That’s what is called being in violent agreement. Being in violent agreement might seem like a less dysfunctional mode of communication than violent disagreement. […]
When we believe that the needs of others are equal to our needs, we create a foundation for mutual respect. We enter into mature relationships. It’s easier to make compromises and negotiate agreements. It doesn’t mean that we won’t experience a sense of loss in negotiating agreements – a loss of options and opportunities. It […]
Communication is essential in relationships. However, sometimes to keep our heart open, we need to keep our mouth shut! At work, you can’t necessarily stop a conversation and welcome your colleagues into your arms when you slide into a poor communication pattern. You can, however, show respect in a moment of tension, stay silent, regroup, […]
Notes from Carole – November 18, 2014 I recently read a book about the brain differences between men and women. This got me thinking about some of my unproductive conversations with my husband in which I sincerely try to explain my current unmet needs by making thoughtful connections to past events. My husband thinks I […]
Little Carotte – October 31, 2012
Here are “The Chouettes” (a new series!). “Owl” in french is called “Chouette” which also means “Cool”… In french, it’s a good play of word and a cute word. I found it impossible to translate in English. But if you have suggestions, please let me know!
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Click on image to enlarge. This sequence took for ever to be posted. First I reworked it with a writing coach. Because I want to improve my work. Which was interesting but raised a confusion in some of my ideas that I couldn’t resolve. Then unexpected external events in my life confirmed that I really […]
You may have noticed that the sequence “About Love” is quite difficult to read. It’s very small. You have to click at least twice to enlarge the image, which is disruptive and bothering for people like us, very busy and used to fluent rhythms… I have to admit that I was late, in the rush, […]
Click on image to enlarge. PS:You may have noticed that the sequence “About Love” is quite difficult to read. It’s very small. You have to click at least twice to enlarge the image, which is disruptive and bothering for people like us, very busy and used to fluent rhythms… I have to admit that I […]