• Holiday Empathy December 22, 2014
    The holiday season is in full swing and, despite what the commercials and Christmas specials portray, there’s a good chance of negative family dynamics getting stirred up this time of year. Perhaps you’re thinking: Do I have to hear that story again? Do we have to repeat that argument again? Do I have to listen to the same ...
  • Must We Have So Many Suicides? November 26, 2014
    Last Monday, a 21-year-old man in northern California called the police to tell them that he was going to kill himself. He wanted them to come get his body so that his parents would not be the ones to find it. After he hung up the phone, he shot himself. The family saw no signs that ...
  • Connection Practice Benefits to Students October 13, 2014
    The principal of Oakley Elementary, Penny Peacock, wrote a letter in June 2012 to sum up her experience with implementing the Connection Practice: “As a principal, I am always searching for new programs that will help our students be the best that they can be emotionally, socially and academically. I opened a new Title 1 school ...
  • Evaluations Show Success with Teachers September 9, 2014
    We’ve been teaching the Connection Practice to school teachers, parents and children since 2004; my heart’s desire is to see it offered in classrooms throughout the world. To make that possible, we’ve attempted to measure the impact of the Connection Practice.  How do you measure subtle shifts into positive emotions and clear thinking that results in ...