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About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in ...  (More)

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The Grace of Nelson Mandela: An Example for Couples

Uploaded: Dec 13, 2013
The more I read about Mandela, the more I am impressed by his grace and humility. He initiated healing ? and connecting ? conversations with many people and organizations that caused great harm to a nation, a people, and to him, personally.

He sets a great example for how couples can treat each other: To reach across a chasm with words and an offered hand.

We can be the instigator of healing and connecting ? locally and in our immediate family. We can learn from Mandela to be the best friend, mother/father, husband/wife, sister/brother, co-worker/volunteer as we are able ? to reach for more within ourselves. This is not about being perfect. This is full-heartedness.

Read about Nelson Mandela, and experiment with embodying healing in your own relationship. Be the one to say, "That didn't go very well. Let's try again."


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