Archive | February, 2018

Beyond words | Healing communication

The Intouchables is a 2011 French film that is one of my favorite movies of all time. It tells the true story of Philippe, a lonely, staid, quadriplegic millionaire who needs a new caregiver. He hires Driss, a boisterous young African immigrant, who applies for the job, not because he’s qualified, but because he must prove that he is seeking work to receive his unemployment check. During Driss’s one-month probationary […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Conscious partnership

This issue of The MOON explores conscious partnerships: relationships whose participants have explicitly come together to achieve a common purpose–grow spiritually, create an intentional community, solve a social problem, or—as in the case of our lead interview with Peter and Jennifer Buffett, create a world based on collaboration and partnership rather than domination and exploitation! In contemplating this issue, I was particularly interested in partners who have come together not necessarily […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Israela Margalit | The other side of the moon

I called the cultural ministry in Jerusalem and begged them to pay for my flight to Montreal. There was a piano competition over there. A springboard to stardom. “I promise to make you proud.” The money arrived just in time to beat the admission deadline. I was instructed to board a charter plane from Paris that was filled with young French contestants. They exercised on the plastic tray tables, their […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Judith Simon Prager | What the dolphin said

Judith Simon Prager, PhD, is a therapist, author, and teacher who trains first responders and medical personnel around the world in Verbal First Aid, the protocol she and colleague Judith Acosta, LISW, developed to create calm, relieve pain, promote healing, and even save lives in emergency situations. She has co-authored several Verbal First Aid books with Acosta, including The Worst Is Over: What to Say When Every Moment Counts, which […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)