Author - Julia Menard

Go slow to go fast

For those of you who know Mediator in a Box will know there is a little card within the box which is a “Take a Break” card.  This little card can be used by anyone in a tough conversation who might need to take a break...

Is conflict simply a survival memory?

Marcia Lucas, PhD., is an evidence-based psychotherapist and neuroscientist who has written a book to help people unbind relationship knots using mindfulness.  I first heard of Marcia from Judy Zehr, the co-author of my book...

Listen with curiosity

When I’m called in to help work relationships which have gotten unproductive or toxic, one of the things I do is coach the conflicted parties before they enter into any kind of joint meeting. One of the things we tend to...

Radical care

I read a book by someone who did her PhD on examining cases of radical remissions in cancer. Kelly Turner’s research included a year-long trip around the world interviewing 50 holistic healers and 20 Radical Remission cancer...

Our compassionate nature

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the...

Holding conversational spaces

“In conventional collaboration, we move forward by agreeing on the problem, the solution, and the plan to implement the solution, and then executing this plan… But when we are in complex, uncontrolled situations, we...

Summer celebration

Traditionally, the summer is my time to replenish – where content is slim and rest time is large.  Summer is the time to kick back, relax and reconnect with and nourish our bodies! This summer month I want to offer you a...