Thoughts on Nonviolence and MLK, Jr.'s Legacy

Thoughts on Nonviolence and MLK, Jr.'s Legacy

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a more than a holiday to me, it is a Holy Day where I honor not only this great man, my hero, but even more importantly the principles he took a stand for. He is one of the key people who have influenced my thinking,  have shaped the nature of my soul and the "content of my character." This is a holy day to me because the principles of nonviolence are sacred to me in my personal life and my professional work in ending abuse and violence and increasing peaceful, loving relationships at home, work, community and school...

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The Soul of Compassion: Understanding

The Soul of Compassion: Understanding

The key to a GREAT relationship is REALLY understanding, which is the soul of compassion. To know someone so fully that you can see past what you disagree with about them to what really makes them tick. To fully understand them as they are instead of as they "should" be opens up the door to truly loving someone.

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Teaching Children Anger Management

Taught 11-year-old daughter learning to control her anger is as learnable as controlling a car via the speedometer, steering wheel, gas/brakes of emotion regulation. She felt bad before about not being able to control her anger and was crying, poor thing.

I'll post the copies of the worksheets she and I came up with together and sometime I'll describe the process in greater depth. For now, let me just share: She felt empowered! I love being able to help my children navigate the tricky waters of life.

★ GREAT QUOTES: Soul Unafraid ★

"Thus, my child, man cannot reap love until after sad and revealing separation, and bitter patience, and desperate hardship. Sleep, my little boy; sweet dreams will find your soul who is unafraid of the terrible darkness of night and the biting frost."
—From The Widow and Her Son, by Kahlil Gibran

Remember, friends, your soul is unafraid. You may be afraid now, but remember now is not always. Nor do we see or know all things now. However, and fortunately, there is a deeper and truer self that is secure and transcends present fear. It is that powerful self that we must come to know intimately and well.

Peace,
Jonathan

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