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WisdomWednesday 31
Tip: Curiosity and Compassion
Remember how last week I told you about non-violent communication (NVC)?

Well, one of my favorite recent books is called, Say What You Mean, by Oren Jay Sofer, who was actually a student of Marshall Rosenberg, who created NVC. Well, Oren went to Marshall and said, "Hey, know what is missing from your 4-step framework? Mindfulness!"

It's hard to be aware of what is arising without judgment unless you practice mindfulness.

And Marshall's response: "You're right! Why don't you take that on?" And so Oren did, hence the book.

So, if I were to sum up the entire book, it all comes down to this: curiosity and compassion. If you start off all communication with these in mind, you will have a good chance to be met with a decrease of defensiveness and reactivity, and you'll have a much better chance at communicating effectively and deepening your relationship.

I encourage you to try that on with all your interactions. Ask yourself, "Am I coming from curiosity and compassion right now?" And if not, pause, take a breath and start over again.

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Happy loving!
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Joree Rose, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #93545 and founder of the Bay Area Mindfulness and Therapy Center, in Northern California. She is the creator of the JOURNEY FORWARD WITH JOREE ROSE podcast, offers online courses in mindfulness and meditation, and leads retreats around the world. She also has two mindfulness books for kids published, speaks locally and nationally, as well as does corporate trainings in mindfulness. At the root of all her work, Joree guides her clients to JOURNEY FORWARD,  which means getting unstuck from what’s not working in your life (habits, patterns, outdated stories you are living by, relationships or jobs that are no longer serving you) and gaining the tools, shifting your mindset and integrating science-backed frameworks that will lead to lasting change towards your authentic happiness, peace and joy. A big piece of my work is my story –I have Journeyed Forward, and I am a living example of the tools I teach, so I know that not only do the tools that I teach work, but that change and growth is possible. Happiness is attainable!
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