Entries by loodens

She’s way more relaxed now

I’m Yves and I help people resolve their conflicts, without needing the other person. As you might know, our eyes are facing outwards…and I believe that’s an issue. Let me explain what I mean. I want to take you through a typical situation that I’ve compiled from multiple conversations with friends and students. Paul is […]

The Five-Year-Old Teacher

The Five-Year-Old Teacher I’m Yves and I practice conversations with people. I’ve noticed practicing conservations can help us face our fears before we jump into the real conversation. The power of this really hit me after a conversation with a five-year-old My nephew – who was five at the time – and I, were spending […]

I’m so, so, so, sorry [CARTOON]

I’m Yves and I practice conversations with people. I’ve heard someone say something like: “it’s not the things we say, but the the questions we ask.” Today I want to share one of those questions, which has helped me reinvent conversations. Imagine having a packed day at work, traffic was crazy on the way in and – after two meetings […]

I love you just the way you are*

I’m Yves and I practice conversations with people. What I like about magical moments in conversations is that I don’t know how they’ll come to me that day. Usually they happen in workshops or in one-or-one conversations with students. Today I want to share one that came to me “in the wild”. This was a […]

Overthinkers Anonymous

Hi, I’m Yves and I practice conversations with people. This cartoon reminds me of what can be one of the main obstacles to actually having that challenging conversation. Thinking about what the other person might say. It seems to be one of the favourite past-times in our culture. When it’s time for bed, millions of people around the […]

I don’t know…what to say

Hi I’m Yves and I practice conversations with people. This cartoon reminds me of a couple of magical moments I’ve had over the past weeks. I noticed a theme in these magical moments. So, I’ve been practicing conversations with different students over the past week. The setup is a little bit like this: the student […]