communication

If someone has a problem with you, it’s their issue…right?

In an effort to restore and reclaim our sanity, a lot of us are realizing that other people’s anger and negativity has absolutely nothing to do with us. You’ve probably seen graphics and quotes going around on social media that say stuff like If someone has a problem with you, remember, it’s their issue. Don’t […]

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The surprising truth: What compassionate communication is not

What others say and do may be the stimulus, but never the cause, of our feelings…our feelings result from how we choose to receive what others say and do, as well as from our particular needs and expectations in that moment. —Marshall Rosenberg Not long ago, a Facebook friend—one of those friends of a friend […]

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We all have the same basic needs

To observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. ~ J. Krishnamurti Imagine, for a moment, a scene in which you had a difficult argument or conflict with someone. It could be one that has never been resolved and still flares up from time to time. It could be anything and anyone: a friend, […]

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The law of attraction in action: survey says!

Since I had no idea what to expect from the Peaceful Planet Reader Survey, I was a little surprised with some of the results at first. But after a little thinking, I’m not so surprised after all. When I started Peaceful Planet back in May of 2010, I made a conscious decision about a few […]

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Let go of judgment: five tips for letting love in

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing, and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. –Rumi We humans categorize, name, and label things to make sense of the world: clouds are white, the sun is warm, dogs are furry, crackers are crunchy, roses emit an odor. We attach names to things and group them […]

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