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Are you having conflict at work or home with a business partner, customer, boss, employee/independent contractor, co-worker, landlord, tenant, neighbor, friend, significant other, or family member?

Experience greater connection, financial opportunity, peace, trust, respect and happiness by learning how to develop basic Conflict Resolution Skills.

Actionable, concise, and innovative strategies that synthesize alternative dispute resolution (mediation), law, business, science, technology, creativity, wellness and psychology.

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Holiday StressFeeling Anxious Yet?

Every year, the ritual of The Holidays delivers both positive and negative emotions. We’ve all been there. However, many of these emotions are culturally unacceptable to express: anxiety, dread, fear, stress, sadness, fatigue, anger, or even genuine happiness or excitement. Relationships, money, and increased workload can all contribute to the stress that we feel during this time of year. [click to continue…]

Technology Conflict

Basic Conflict Resolution Skills: Technology Conflict: Unpacking the Human Conflict

What You May Be Feeling Right Now

With technology conflict, you may be experiencing chronic fatigue, outright anger with technology, or a vague sense that the technology you use makes you uncomfortable but you cannot explain why. This survey article attempts to assess the problem of conflict with technology, and the human conflict behind it, explore the underlying issues better, and help you find ways to cope with your technology conflict. [click to continue…]

Basic Conflict Resolution Skills: Workaholicism & Conflict

WorkaholicismWhat is Workaholicism? 7 Signs You May Be At Risk

Workaholicism generally refers to someone who is compulsively addicted to work, although there is no medically accepted definition. In my mediation practice, I have observed how business owners who are workaholics, either through necessity or desire, have triggered increased conflict, health problems, lack of energy, lowered resilience, and poor business decisions and complacency with negotiations due to fatigue.

When business owners are exhausted they can often give in easily during a negotiation. When this happens, they can make decisions that are not necessarily in their best interests or very risky business decisions, because they want the problem to just go away. [click to continue…]