What is the “Right” Language to Use to Enable Family Healing and Learning?

I was invited to contribute a chapter to Michael Wirsching’s German textbook “Systemic Therapy” to be published in 2012. He asked for my contribution to...

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Steve Jobs: The Personal Cost of Illness and the Drum Major Instinct

Steve Jobs, the man who “made us want computers and other products that we didn’t even know we wanted”, passed away on October 5th, 2011.  ...

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Tears Are Not Enough: How Can We Help Heal Japan?

Sometimes tears are definitely not enough!   Sometimes we need to dry our tears and open our hearts and take action.   Sometimes we need to not...

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Honoring a Monk!

Greetings from Shanghai, my last stop on this Asian lecture tour!   I have received a huge response to my last blog "The Most Powerful...

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The Most Powerful Kind of Healing: Not Desiring a Cure??!!

International travel and lecturing affords me many meaningful and serendipity experiences.  One such experience occurred recently in Thailand. Three Thai colleagues/friends and a Canadian...

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When is a family a “family”?

I never gave much thought about when is a family a "family".   But all that changed when I encountered an amazing Brazilian family who taught...

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My New Favorite Leonardo: “The key chain to Mother”

Ever since the renowned film Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio captured me with his superb acting, charm, and good looks.  Yes, he has been my favorite and...

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Skills for Seniors Caring for Seniors

I officially became a senior this past year (as defined in Canada as 65 years of age)!  I do not feel at all like I...

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Flight Plans: A Metaphor for Correcting Mistakes and Errors

What possible connection is there between a flight plan and correcting our mistakes and errors? I heard it explained once that when a pilot is...

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“Why Me?” Taking Suffering Personally!

The first question many ask when suffering with serious illness is “Why me?” Suffering seems to invite us to take it quite personally, as if...

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