Book 32: Creativity In Business by Michael Ray & Rochelle Myers (BOOK SUMMARY)

“This is a breakthrough book. It will give you new ways to look at business. But it’s so much more than a business book. It will change the ways you meet all the challenges in your life.” ―Sandra Kurtzig (Founder and Chairman, ASK Computer Systems) |Book #32: Creativity in Business by Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers | Book Summary: […] Read more…

The Gratitude Bomb: Start Your Own LOVE EXPLOSION

Recently while reading Harold Kushner’s book, When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough, I found myself captivated with a story of the Jewish philosopher and theologian, Martin Buber. Since I’d never heard of the guy, I googled him and came across his obituary in the New York Times. Obituaries aren’t my normal reading material, but the writer of Martin’s captured […] Read more…

Book 31: When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough by Harold Kushner (BOOK SUMMARY)

“This book is all humanity needs. It will help one to understand the painful vicissitudes of this life and stand up to them creatively.” ―Norman Vincent Peale |Book #31: When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough by Harold S. Kushner | Book Summary: Ever feel as if you’re living a life that doesn’t really give you true happiness? […] Read more…

Alfred Nobel: The Story of How A Mistaken Death Created a Second Chance at Making History

“Every second a seeker can start over, For his life’s mistakes Are initial drafts And not the final version.” ― Sri Chinmoy (quote from) Sri Chinmoy’s Heart Garden: A Book of Aphorisms for Joy and Inspiration |Book #31: When All You’ve Wanted Isn’t Enough by Harold Kushner | |Today’s Book Excerpt: There is nothing wrong with being successful. […] Read more…

Martin Buber: How an Existentialist Philosophy was Birthed Out of a Divine Connection With a Beloved Horse

“On [Martin Buber’s] 85th birthday in 1963, about 300 students of the university staged a torchlight parade to the philosopher’s house to pay homage to him. They swarmed into his garden and in the darkness illuminated by the flames he walked out onto his veranda, his face wreathed in smiles, deeply appreciative of the gesture.” ―from Buber’s […] Read more…

Nonviolent Communication or Compassionate Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

Book 30: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD (Book Summary)

“A simple yet powerful methodology for communicating…one of the most useful books you will ever read.” —William Ury, coauthor, Getting to Yes, and author, The Third Side |Book #30: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD | Book Summary: Most of us have been educated since birth to express our needs in terms of judgements, criticisms, and blaming. NVC teaches […] Read more…

Step Two (NVC or Compassionate Communication): Identifying and Expressing Feelings

“The mature person becomes able to differentiate feelings into as many nuances, strong and passionate experiences, or delicate and sensitive ones as in the different passages of music in a symphony.” ―Rollo May | Book #30: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD | The Four Steps of NVC Step 1: Observations →→ Step 2: Feelings ←← Step 3: Needs (coming soon) Step 4: […] Read more…

Step One (NVC or Compassionate Communication): The Separation of Observation from Evaluation

  “What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.” ―Dr. Marshall Rosenberg| Book #30: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD| The Four Steps of NVC →→ Step 1: Observations ←← Step 2: Feelings Step 3: Needs (coming soon) Step 4: Requests (coming soon) | Today’s Book Excerpt: […] Read more…

Expressing Appreciation Using Nonviolent Communication

“When we use nonviolent communication to express appreciation, it is purely to celebrate, not to get something in return. One sole intention is to celebrate the way our lives have been enriched by others.” ―Marshall Rosenberg | Book #30: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD | Today’s Book Excerpt: The Three Components of Appreciation NVC [Nonviolent Communication] clearly distinguishes […] Read more…

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