Resolving Disputes: We Need to Talk!

Dispute resolution seems top of mind lately. Twice during the week of May 9, 2016, I participated in interviews on CBC Radio about how conflicts come to be and solutions for bring them to a successful end. The first interview, on Information Morning…

ADR Atlantic Lunch and Learn on Restorative Justice

Pink Larkin was pleased to host the ADR Atlantic Institute Lunch & Learn on October 5, 2015, featuring Professor Jennifer Llewellyn, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, on “The Dalhousie Dentistry School: A Restorative Justice Case Study.”

The Burden of Unresolved Conflict

In one of my favourite children’s books,[1] a panda named Stillwater teaches a young boy about the burden of unresolved conflict. The boy has had an argument with his brother, and instead of enjoying a day of swimming with Stillwater, the boy continues…

The Mind: Why We Tend to Avoid Rather Than Resolve Conflict

Bruce Frantzis, an experienced Taoist Marital Artist, asked his students the following question[1]: When you walk towards someone, what walks first, your feet or your mind? For most people it’s “your mind and all that you bring with it.” The anticipation of an…