A Noble Ancestor defended Norway against Sweden

A document from the Societe Internationale des Etudes de Créqui has provided significant information about Ahasverus de Créqui dit la Roche, a distant noble French/Dutch ancestor of mine who immigrated to Norway to fight agains the Swedish army between 1657 and 1676 shortly after the 30 years war, This ancestor may have brought the first morter to Norway for these battles with the Swedes. This provides a summary of that information provided in the reference to this blog.

CLDP Exploring Our Idealized Self Image Video

This video is a recording of Kent Peterson’s understanding of three different personas or masks – power, love and serenety. Kent describes these, helps us explore these personas in ourselves, and discusses ways to get beyond these masks for a true expression of authenticity, self-acceptance and love for ourselves. This is that recording that we hope you gain some benefit from watching.

CLDP Leading with Heart Video

I think you’ll find this very intriguing and helpful in better understanding Non-Violent Communication and how it is used. Marion Little’s focus for this video is ‘Self-Empathy’ which is one part of three keys to NVC communication depicted in the attached documents which were included as handouts for this session:

(1) Self Empathy & Self Honesty
(2) Speaking with Honestry
(3) Listening with Empathy

Failure of American Civil War and Reconstruction

After reading The Black Calhouns I wanted to list all the violations of Constitutional rights that have been brought upon blacks since the end of the Civil War. My list ends around the approval of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, but blacks continue to experience racist behavior, lynchings, police killings, etc. I want to communicate why we must act to make amends and give restitution.