Show-Off… or Celebration?

At the moment there are quite a few things in me that I would love to celebrate. And with some of these things, I notice that I have some discomfort coming up, in sharing them with others. I don’t want to show-off like the peacock… Well actually… I would LOVE to be this peacock thatContinue reading “Show-Off… or Celebration?”

The Elephant Puppet

The Giraffe and Jackal puppet are symbols we use when sharing Nonviolent Communication. The Giraffe reminds us of our compassion whereas the Jackal is a symbol for our state of judgement, comparison or evaluation. Recently I had a one-on-one session with a new client. She was introduced to these puppets for the first time andContinue reading “The Elephant Puppet”

Community Living at WantooWantoo

Kris Kolff – who recently turned 80 – was filmed a few years ago and this documentary has now been made public. It gives a glimpse into his life and the life of all who are calling WantooWantoo their home. If you are interested in Nonviolent Communication, community living, parenting or home-education – settle downContinue reading “Community Living at WantooWantoo”

Let’s Start with our Children

Kris Kolff (with Cella in the background) The below article describes the role Nonviolent Communication can have in parenting. It also shares Kris Kolff’s experience about living with my family.Kris has lived and thrived together with us at WantooWantoo since 2005. Longing for a more Humane Society? Let’s Start with our Children! Two years agoContinue reading “Let’s Start with our Children”

The Power of Empathy

I experienced the power of empathy. This story takes me back quite a few years. I had been aware of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and personally experienced the true magic of receiving empathy, but it was still quite new to me. I found a little parking spot during a busy time of the year in HighContinue reading “The Power of Empathy”