A word from Marshall Rosenberg
Quick Connect Newsletter January 2016
Sent Wednesday, January 4, 2017
We at PuddleDance Press wish you a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year.
What You'll Find in this Month's Newsletter:

Love is Something You Do ~ A Word from Marshall
Setting New Year's Resolutions You're Likely to Meet By Tiffany Meyer
Making Your New Year's Resolutions a Reality! By Beth Banning and Neill Gibson

Other Good Stuff:
NVC Cartoon
Facebook and yahoo NVC resources
Quotes by Marshall Rosenberg

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NVC Essentials Package
NVC Marshall Rosenberg Complete 11 Book Package    
NVC Reference Library Package.

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“We want people to change because they see better ways of meeting their needs at less cost, not because of fear that we are going to punish them, or guilt them if they don’t.
This applies to ourselves as well.” 
​​​​​​​~Marshall B. Rosenberg

Featured Article
Love is Something You Do ~ A Word from Marshall

Nonviolent Communication really grew from my attempt to understand the concept of love and how to manifest it, how to do it. I had come to the conclusion that love is not just something we feel, but it is something we manifest, something we do, something we have. And love is something we give: We give of ourselves in particular ways. 

It's a gift when you reveal yourself nakedly and honestly, at any given moment, for no other purpose than to reveal what's alive in you. Not to blame, criticize, or punish.

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“I would never do anything to punish to make penitent. You cannot make your children do anything. All you can do is make them wish they had. And then,
they will make you wish you hadn’t made them wish they had.”
​​​​​​​~ Marshall B. Rosenberg

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“Most of us grew up speaking a language that encourages us to label, compare, demand, and pronounce judgments rather than to be aware of what we are feeling and needing.”
“When we express our needs indirectly through the use of evaluations, interpretations, and images, others are likely to hear criticism. When people hear anything that sounds like criticism, they tend to invest their energy in self defense or counterattack. It’s important that when we address somebody that we’re clear what we want back.”
~ Marshall B. Rosenberg 
Article #2
Making Your New Year's Resolutions a Reality!
by Beth Banning and Neill Gibson

In January it's traditional to make New Year's resolutions. You plan to go to the gym, get into great physical shape, earn more money, improve a troubled relationship, or get along better with your family members.

But you suspect that in a few days or weeks you'll get tired of making the effort and your good intentions will disappear. Would you like to improve your chances of making your resolutions stick?    

Making Resolutions a Reality! ... Continued Reading

Beth and (Neill) are committed to helping create a world that works for everyone. Their vision is a global culture that embraces the values of abundance, prosperity, and inter-reliance--one that promotes "the evolution of everyone. Their goal is to make a significant contribution to this shift by offering concrete, practical skills that help people exchange ideas and resources in harmony with their most deeply held values, and by living the principles and practices they offer through their work. If you'd like to find out more, please visit them at: www.focusedattention.com Or you can sign up for their weekly action tip series here: Weekly Action Tips

“Our ability to distinguish our own feelings and needs and to
empathize with them can free us from depression.”
~ Marshall B. Rosenberg
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“Labeling and diagnosis are catastrophic ways to communicate. Telling other people what’s wrong with them greatly reduces—almost to zero—the probability
that we’re going to get what we’re after.”
Marshall B Rosenberg 
“When we make mistakes, we can use the process of NVC mourning and self-forgiveness to show us where we can grow instead of getting caught up in moralistic self-judgments.”
Marshall B Rosenberg 
Article #3​​​​​​​
Setting New Year's Resolutions You're Likely to Meet
By Tiffany Meyer
The rumors persist, but Julia Child never actually dropped a turkey on the floor and put it back in the pan on national television. Her unabashed jubilation over food and all kinds of cooking adventures makes it feel entirely possible, though.

In the movie, “Julie & Julia,” Child is in ecstasy eating food, preparing it, sharing it. Her husband oohs and ahhhs over each taste she offers him.  
Have you become a pessimist about setting resolutions for the new year — believing they’re a waste of time?

Maybe you’re discouraged because inevitably a few weeks into January, the resolutions are forgotten, or you’re frustrated because you’re already off track?

Make 2017 different. Follow these steps to create resolutions as a family that WILL be fulfilled.

Tiffany Meyer is the past editor and a contributing writer to the NVC Quick Connect e-Newsletter, the founder of the Help Share NVC Project, past marketing director for PuddleDancer Press, founder/president of Numa Marketing, author of Writing a Results-Driven Marketing Plan: The Nonprofit's Guide to Making Every Dollar Count, and creator of the companion online training program, Results-Driven Marketing Mastery. She has been learning and practicing NVC for more than a decade and remains committed to integrating it into her personal and professional life. 
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Marshall B Rosenberg  Quotes

“We are responsible for what we hear other people say and for how we act."

“Your presence is the most precious gift you can give to another human.”

"NVC is empathy before education, connection before correction."

“The kind of spirituality I value is one in which you get great joy out of contributing to life, not just sitting and meditating, although meditation is certainly valuable.
But from meditation, from the resulting consciousness, I would like to see people in action, creating the world they want to live in.”