Honestly

Many people around the world and in different cultural and societal contexts value honesty.  Honesty is a great thing: It allows us to talk openly about issues and concerns that have meaning for us and should have meaning for others.  It should not be confused with “being nice,” or even Read more…

Changing Lanes

Survival is not often talked about by people in society. The dictionary defines it as “the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.” Eminem recently wrote a song about it. Biology runs on the fuel of it. So Read more…

Take Me to the Other Side

Much ink has been spilled about the impact of Martin Luther King’s life and legacy. As a conflict engagement specialist, though, I think of something else today. Nonviolent resistance is the best way to expose the hypocrisy and unjustness of legalized policies and has been used from Jesus to Ghandi Read more…

Mediation with Slim Goodbody

Once parties in conflict agree to meet at the peace table, they are turned inside out. Managing two parties in mediation becomes the hard work, because the mediator is addressing both her resistance internally, as well as their resistance externally. Sometimes, this comes in the form of parties wanting to Read more…

Brain Maps of Neural Highways

Scientists have recently confirmed what old wives’ knew many centuries ago: men and women’s brains are wired differently. Apparently, neuron development goes left to right in female brains and down the sides in male brains, which leads to men reading maps better and women having greater emotional intelligence. Maps are Read more…

Masculinity in Conflict – 2014 Edition

Masculinity is characterized in many ways, and in a country with 92 million Americans no longer in the labor force, we here at Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT), wonder what the impact of that could be on both men and women. Work gives life meaning.  It doesn’t matter whether Read more…