Monthly Archives: March 2009

Certification of Mediators

Bravo to Diane Levin for re-opening a conversation about the important issue of mediator certification.  I’ve always thought that there’s a direct relationship between professional standards and professional accountability — you can’t have one without the other.  So for me … Continue reading

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“How can I serve?”

I was so moved and inspired by the wisdom of this piece by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen in the February 23rd newsletter of the Upaya Zen Center that I am reprinting it in its entirety.  The words resonate strongly for … Continue reading

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“Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain. . .”

“Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness” is the title of a new book by Alva Noë, a philosopher at the University of California at Berkeley, that was published … Continue reading

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