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DailyGoodOutsmart Your Next Angry Outburst"Robert and Howard had always gotten along well. They'd worked on several projects together and considered each other friends. So when Robert discovered that Howard held a strategy meeting and hadn't included him, he felt betrayed. He immediately shot off a text to Howard: I can't believe you didn't include me in that meeting!" Howard, who has his own narrative around Robert's previous actions responds with a terse text of his own. And things go downhill from there. Starting with this alll too familiar example, Peter Bregman explores what it takes to communicate skillfully when emotions are involved. He offers four useful questions that can serve us well in such times. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Amidst Grief-Grace Emerged, RoseMarie
May 20 -- Last week, a young former student of mine, passed away. She was only 21 years of age.  At the funeral her ... Full Story

Because fire fighters need appreciation too!, kmc_sjc
May 22 -- Last summer, on one of the hottest days in San Jose, California, a small fire broke out on the deck of one of our ... Full Story

What you wouldn't do for a friend , Seesee
May 21 -- One day I needed a Landscaper. I hired a great guy and after a few projects we became friendly . He would got ... Full Story

I am your Mirror. Mirror Kindness., Gyrocloudy
May 22 -- Kindness and spiritual connection is a big thing. It goes beyond bodies. It goes beyond words. Even goes beyond ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Im preparing for my next journey off to visit Little Grandson. These are for the flght crew. Im also doing some for the shuttle bus driver, and for housekeeping. Lots of NZ treats going with me :-) " KiwiCat, May 23

"Sending you all endless blessings ✨" Mish, May 23

"" alisamom, May 22

"someone posted about my comments to their blog today to say they were always happy to receive my encouragement :-) " pyronik, May 23

More in Smile Groups

Video of the Weekimage

In 2004, Kellie Haddock and her newborn son were in a horrible accident that took her husband's life. 10 years later, Haddock spent 6 months tracking down the people who saved her son's life and organized an event in their honor. Some of the caregivers had never been thanked before for what they do. "There is so much wrong in the world and it's so easy to point out what people are doing wrong. We rarely take the time to notice when people are doing things right. I want to be a person that points out when someone does something right." [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Learning Not to Be Afraid of Things That Are Real, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Recently I've been looking through a field guide on nature observation. The author, when he was a child, was trained by an old Native American. One day the child asked the old man, "Why is it that you're not afraid of heat and cold?" The old man looked at him for a while and... Read more on

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on

Today's Quote

When we understand the needs that motivate our own and others behavior, we have no enemies. Marshall Rosenberg

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