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Empathy is the glue of society.  It builds everything we cherish: trust, honesty, compassion, and cooperation.  Although hard-wired in our brains, practicing empathic listening, increases our skills.

             Join us!

Whole-Hearted Empathy Circle 

Saturdays, 9am to 10:30am CST using ZOOM.

Making Life Work PLAYSHOP
         June 10 & 11, 2023
In the beautiful rolling hills of Brenham, TX

Compassionate Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication) answers the profound challenge of our uncertain times: “How can we be fully human together?”—with the children in our classroom, our children at home, our colleagues, friends and fellow citizens?  How can we foster deep listening, respect, trust and authenticity with all? And how can we practice presence and compassion with ourselves first?

Suggested donation $150 but no pay wall.  (see flyer)

Two days of building well-being and relationship skills.  Nice options for on-site camping and wonderful B&Bs and motels just minutes away.

Ideal group size: 12 people.

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Ongo: Everyday Nonviolence Starting August 2023 (on-line)

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 Please consider joining us on-line as we find wisdom for the long haul. We will use this award-winning book to explore in community as set of mindfulness practices, Nonviolent Communication practices, gratitude and forgiveness practices to grow our spirits. 


"This book brims with useful advice. You will be encouraged to prioritize the values of meditative life, like compassion and clarity, in the midst of your ordinary situation.” --Susan Salzberg, in praise of this set of mindfulness, meditation, nonviolent communication, gratitude and forgiveness practices to share with a group!   

These calls with both the practical and profound will start in August 2023. The only cost is to purchase your own copy of the Ongo 2.0 book.  It is designed to be used solo, with one other person or with a group of 12 to 16.


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