Listening To Spaces

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child 80% of effective communication is active listening. Another way to say that is, “Seek to understand before being understood.” It’s what we taught in our Effective Communications class and is the basis of good counselling, diplomacy and just plain getting along. Essentially, active listening means being engaged, silent and […]

Being of Service

I recently began a new business venture with the idea that my services would be about helping people. A life committed to service worked well with my spiritual journey. At the same time, I wanted to do something that would bring welcome weight to my anorexic wallet. Enough volunteering already! Yet this new entity incorporated […]

Death in Spring

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Death in Spring It seems like a paradox to think of death just as Spring ushers in a bursting forth of new life. Springtime is part of a repeating cycle in nature. It is all about cycles. Before Spring there is Winter, a time when plants die back and […]