4 Simple Communication Rules

trust handshake, 2 men   From success guru, Stephen Covey:

   1. See the problem from the other point of view. Really seek to understand and to give expression to the needs and concerns of the other party as well as or better than they can themselves.

   2. Identify the key issues and concerns (not positions) involved.

3. Determine what results would constitute a fully acceptable solution.

4. Identify possible new options to achieve those results.


Happiness Week – a success!

Had a great time instigating Happiness Week in Media, PA last week.


  • 300 people at our Happiness Flash Mob
  • Scavenger hunt in 15 businesses & Library
  • Walks
  • Yoga for Kids
  • Sidewalk Chalk fun
  • Peace pole dedication during an Amazing Concert featuring the Happiness Singers, Stephen Wise, Dante Bucci and Phyllis Chappell

And I had the privilege of speaking with James Quilligan about the Commons and why happiness matters in terms of economics, human suffering and development. Over 35 organizations including the Media-Upper Providence Free Library, Media Theater, Tyler Arboretum, School in Rose Valley, Montessori School, churches, and businesses. Even though Flash Mob success was Media Borough’s traffic nightmare, they were also good friends in making this happen.

I co-created this with Transition Town Media members as Heart and Soul Committee chair. What an amazing group of people to work with!

Especially appreciate mention in Happy Counts blog.