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The Differentiated, Non-Anxious, Present, Individual (part 3)

Friday night, Greg and I were in a small group that was talking about families. I had a chance to share a little about my family of origin. Not long into the conversation, I was saying something like this: My parents went to everything. They were always there. Sports: they were on every sideline. School: […]

The Differentiated, Non-Anxious, Present, Individual (part 2)

Edwin Friedman said the secret to leadership and life was being differentiated, non-anxious, and present. Being non-anxious is a challenge in our culture. Friedman thought we had epidemic of anxiety. There is no shortage of anxiety today. In our culture, safety feels like the goal. Security is the ultimate desired outcome. Faced with reality, this […]

The Differentiated, Non-Anxious, Present Individual

Edwin Friedman was a 20th century rabbi, therapist, and leadership consultant. He was a pioneer on family systems, and consulted organizations with a therapeutic approach to leading. Friedman said great leaders, in families and life were differentiated, non-anxious, and present. When it comes to our most essential relationships, I’d say Friedman’s description of a leader […]

25 Years and For Life

On Saturday, December 21, 1991, Greg and I were married. So on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 we’ll celebrate twenty-five years of marriage. It’s hard to believe. I often feel about twenty-five years old still. So I’m not sure how I’ve been married that long. We struggled early on. Our personalities, approach to life, and thoughts […]

Advent: Light in the World

The days are getting shorter. Time seems to be moving quickly. The holiday season is upon us. Amidst the shortening days and darkness we start lighting candles and displaying lights. For Christians, we light advent candles, one per Sunday in advent. In anticipation of the coming of Jesus at Christmas. For Jews, you may light […]

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