INEO Workshop Teaches Compassionate Communication

Nonviolent communication (NVC) is all about compassionate communication. Its goal is to resolve conflict by working together to meet the needs of all parties concerned. According to the Center for Nonviolent Communication, “This approach to communication emphasizes compassion as the motivation for action rather than fear, guilt, shame, blame, coercion, threat, or justification for punishment….

Commit to Doing One Thing Every Day—Starting Now

The truth is, I would rather not be involved in INEO. I would rather be making weekend plans, cleaning out my basement, and thinking about what’s for dinner. And I’m guessing you might feel the same. We are busy people – parents, partners, employees, caretakers, sons and daughters. We’ve got lives to lead. Our to-do…

Tell Your State Rep to Vote ‘No’ on HB 41 and ‘Yes’ on HB 14

Why HB 41 is bad for democracy Currently, Ohio voters only need their social security number for early and absentee voting. HB 41, however, would create barriers to early voting—particularly for women and minorities—by requiring additional identification and limiting the process for those who rely on early voting. This measure would require an additional form of…

A New Generation of Women Leaders Is Poised to Rise Up

“Let us hope there is a wave of young women running for office in America,” Hillary Clinton said at a women’s empowerment event earlier this month. “And let’s be sure we support them, in every way we can. Let’s help them shatter stereotypes and lift each other up.” It turns out there is a wave…

Russian Investigation Is a Very Big Deal – and Even Includes Breitbart

Imagine someone had told you, a few years ago, that the FBI would soon be investigating a possible plot by a Republican presidential campaign to help Russia interfere in the US election — and that this interference had ultimately helped Donald J. Trump become president of the United States. You would have laughed out loud,…

Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump Budget as ‘Morally Obscene’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., blasted President Donald Trump’s federal budget Thursday as “morally obscene” with “devastating” implications for millions of Americans across the United States. “President Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy,” Sanders said Thursday. “It will cause devastating pain to the very people Trump promised to help during the campaign. At a…

Renewable Energy Is Here to Stay—Despite the Trump Agenda

Fighting global warming was at the heart of Obama’s energy plan. The White House energy page—featuring informative content and links and interesting images and photos—quoted Obama as follows: Someday, our children, and our children’s children, will look at us in the eye and they’ll ask us, did we do all that we could when we had…

Behold the ‘Resistance’: a groundswell of anti-Trump fervor (AFP)

We’re witnessing a political groundswell of ideological zeal not seen since the 1960s, reports AFP. Many in the “Resistance” movement feel their core values are being threatened by the Trump administration. And they are ready to fight back. Jose Parra, a political analyst at a consultancy called Prospero Latino, said “the public in general is…

House leaders, Jeff Sessions, say there’s no evidence that Donald Trump was wiretapped

Hopefully, President Trump is listening. Read the following article from Salon’s Matthew Rozsa: Mar. 15, 2017—President Donald Trump’s assertion earlier this month that he had been wiretapped by then-president Barack Obama is coming back to haunt him. Not only has the White House failed to provide corroborating evidence to the House Intelligence Committee by their Monday deadline, but his…