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- Heather Schlessman, PhD is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has spent her career either working with or teaching about families. She is also a mother who, like so many other parents, spent years muddling her way raising 3 wonderfully different children, one who happens to be experiencing a disability. Fortunately she has a life partner who muddled along with her. Spending most of her time trying to be perfect, as that would be the safest way to live, she became aware of a desire to be able to see people in a more compassionate way. Little did she know that the person she needed the most compassion for was herself. There is a saying that when you are ready to learn a teacher will appear, and so it was for Dr. Schlessman. She was introduced to the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the developer of Nonviolent Communication, and her world completely changed. She learned a way to have an intimate connection with herself and others, a way to truly contribute. Her passion now is to help others find their way to a more compassionate life. You can find more of Dr. Schlessman’s empathic expressions along with her husband’s, Rev. Mark Schlessman on their website.
Posts by Heather Schlessman:
Like many other people today I am angry and fed up. In the....
This week I saw some examples of parents who didn’t appear to understand....
Setting intentions isn’t a popular thing to do anymore. To many it sounds....
Like many of us, my goal in life is to be happier. This....
When children come to see me for a checkup I give them a....
Our family is in the process of moving from one house to another.....
Photo above: A child receiving a typhoid vaccine in the 1950’s. (Wikipedia) Recently I....
The definition of a compromise is “…a way of reaching agreement in which each person....
I recently saw in my Facebook feed a picture of a 2 1/2....