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Pause is a key tool in managing life

Recently I relearned how valuable it is to pause and be mindful. The last three weeks were stressful as we had a family bereavement and there was also a great demand for mediation. In my work,  it’s important to sort things out swiftly and compassionately for clients. In trying to support family, clients and workload, I stopped…

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Live Life More Fully–Prepare for Death

preparing for death

One thing that amazed me when first I came to this country was the reluctance to talk about dying. Growing up in a developing country and working in the health sector,  death has been a part of my life both personally and professionally. Even people who seem to be okay talking about death in general, are reluctant…

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Difficult Conversations–Are you playing Peek-A-Boo?

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  Babies love playing peek-a-boo. They think you can’t see them if they can’t see you. Often we use the same strategy when we know difficult conversations are ahead. Not only do we refuse to discuss the issue, we pretend the issue isn’t there. And then there are topics that nearly everyone avoids. In the Western…

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