An interview with Sheila Heen, co-author of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most and member of the Harvard Negotiation Project; about how she manages difficult conversations in her own marriage. Sheila and her husband are on opposite sides of the political spectrum and [Read more…]
An interview with Dr. Diane Morrow about writing and healing. Diane describes the ways that writing was healing for her in coping with her mother’s severe depression. But she also talks about how writing can be healing as a process or ritual in itself, how writing fiction can be create enough distance from pain to allow the listener to resonate with it. Diane describes the way that the blank page itself may be the best listener to a difficult story, and the painful need to let go of our longing for a specific person to hear our difficult stories.