Posts Tagged ‘ resolving conflict ’

Senior Dilemmas: Part I, How to Keep Peace in the Family

Jan 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is not a natural assumption that because a family is a family peace will prevail. Most disagreements and divisions originate within families. Often over very petty, generational and power play issues, conflict comes on because of a loose word, a missed connection, a blown fuse. Keeping peace in the family is a priority of enormous importance. Because peace is a requisite to calm, serenity and harmony, without it patterns of behavior may be prompted which create the very opposite of the desirable.

It is quite easy for the presence of peace to be interrupted. It really doesn’t take much. Strong feelings, convictions that have been weighed in the balance and found wanting, posiitions on issues which spark sudden disagreements, outbursts,” this is how I feel (or believe) and that is final attitudes” can render the environment compromised to the point of silence and



Seniors: Resolving and Dissolving Conflict

Nov 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The first consideration for recognizing conflict, and your self interest in doing something about it, is to be aware that it is having major negative influence on your entire system, all of it. It is much like carrying around a bag of rocks day in and day out. Picking up the bag every day and having to carry it with you whereever you go, would be an undesirable activity.

So it is with conflict. It is not so obvious as a bag of rocks, but it has some of the same characteristics. Look at your stature, your posture while carrying a load of conflict. Observe your facial appearance, notice the wrinkles announcing that something is working on you. Listen to your voice and your comments. Be aware of your interaction with others. Watch how others seem to avoid you.