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4 Steps to Civil Conversations: Hashing Out the Roy Moore Dilemma on Video

Nearly every day we are confronted with another national situation that fuels polarity. Most recently, it’s the sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore, the conservative Republican judge in Alabama who is running in a tight race for US Senate. Even tragedies, like the massacre in Las Vegas, which would typically unite even the most antagonistic, have incited hateful words like verbal bombs

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The Petak Who Didn’t Want to Move to Colorado

There was one Petak who didn’t want to move to Colorado. He loved his home, his friends, his familiar hangouts, watching bluebirds every spring check out the houses for rent in the backyard. So, when the night came to load up the last of the riff-raff and pile in the car, he whined, even caterwauled. Heels dug in.

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Communication Advice for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

With our Thanksgiving holiday this week, you might be anxious about sharing the same space with family and friends who hold different political views. Certainly, emotions are running high on all sides after the recent election. For my communication advice, I considered telling you to, “Just stick with the weather and the turkey,” but that really depends

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7 Steps to Handle the Tension of Inauguration Weekend

In my last blog post, “11 Upside-Down New Year’s Resolutions,” the final resolution was “SCARED- Because then you might be trying something that feels waaaay bigger than you.” I’ve heard from many of you that you are tackling something big this year. From moving across the country to starting a new business, we are all living

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Rosemary Khamati Helps Warring Tribes Reconcile

Reconciliation. Not an easy word. It’s long, tough to get your mind around, and even tougher to get your arms around. In fact, if you listen to it, it has the word “silly” in the middle. Sometimes our attempts at reconciliation seem downright silly. Preposterous. Crazy. That’s what I feel some days on this journey

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Thoughts on my Upcoming Conversation with a Democrat

After my post-election blog entry, I’m Not A Hater, received a firestorm of comments last week, I fully expected to be unfriended by one old high school friend in particular. However, my Democratic friend completely surprised me by instead writing a message over the weekend to ask if I would be interested in hosting a workshop with

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Kimberly Moore Communicates Legacy of Hope

My phone rang the other night. It was my sister, Kimberly Moore. Her voice sparkled after having led another session of her study, Beauty in a Life Repurposed, at Exodus, the only organization in the state of Texas that provides a home for formerly incarcerated women and their young children. Their tagline is full of hope:

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