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The world came into a standstill in March, including this blog. Here’s to a restart.

Do you need a little darkness to get you going? –Mary Oliver

He adopted the following strategy: say what you know; what you don’t know; what you are doing to find out; what people can do in the meantime to be on the safe side; and that advice will change –Nature article

In my work as a mediator, I’ve learnt that successful conversations always involve what I call a ‘gem statement’. When two parties have listened long and hard to each other – have made the heroic effort to listen curiously and empathically even when they disagree strenuously – someone eventually unearths a glowing, priceless gem. It usually takes the form of a short, powerful statement –How to have a difficult conversation

aside from faith,
as far as you know,
you will never have another heart.
better to grow the one you were born with.
Anahata, by Lenelle Moïse

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