Dealing With Distraction

By Celia Coates Virginia Satir was a leading light in the early days of family therapy. In 1972 she published PEOPLEMAKING, a book that was assigned reading when I was studying the dynamics of human relationships some years later. Recently I remembered the quartet of defensive personality types Satir described – four styles of communication…

Back To High School

By Celia Coates In 1990, the National Women’s Health Network published an editorial by Bev Baker about issues that might affect the health of teen girls. “Back” in this title refers both to an earlier post about high school and to this one that’s a look far back at discipline problems in schools. * Bev…

Wednesdays at Six

By Randolph Fiery Several years ago, I was impressed by research on the benefits of meditation conducted by Richard (Richie) Davidson at the University of Wisconsin. His scientific studies were coupled with collaborative conversations with both Buddhist and Christian practitioners of meditation. This combination of science, spirituality, and contemplative practice seemed to fit me, and…

Mistakes and Delays

A few years ago the slip of paper inside a Chinese fortune cookie delivered a very comforting piece of wisdom: “If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything.” Last week I learned a great deal! My understanding of today’s technology is limited. Because of some mistakes I made, some of WINN’s “followers” received…

What Is Needed Now

WINN stands for What Is Needed Now.
It’s a statement (it’s what our posts are about) and a question.
What do we need now?