Reaching Across the Divide In an Uber Polarized World

Reaching Across the Divide In an Uber Polarized World

The other day, I heard a girl on the street say, “I saw a guy with a Trump shirt on, and I literally crossed the street.” It seems she’s not the only one, as division has reached all time highs. This is the story of one man’s journey to start reaching across the divide – and how we can do the same.

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Peace Making in Troubled Times

Peace Making in Troubled Times

After the 2016 election, is there a way to resolve the conflicts that seem to be tearing us apart? Here’s perspective from three leaders who’ve been through conflict and used EQ to find a path forward.

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Seeking Refuge Reaches Global Audience

Seeking Refuge Reaches Global Audience

Seeking Refuge Promotes Empathy Worldwide The United Nations has declared June 20th World Refuge Day and in response to the worldwide refuge crisis, Six Seconds sponsored a series of workshops and public dialogs around the globe that brought people together to answer the question; how do you give and seek refuge? “Our responses to refugees […]

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Emotions and Climate Change: Two Radio Broadcasts

Emotions and Climate Change: Two Radio Broadcasts

updated May 2017 Climate One Radio Shows with Josh Freedman In January, 2016, Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman was a panelist on a Climate One Radio show called “Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change” on public radio. If climate change makes you feel anxious, depressed or powerless, psychologists say you’re not alone. Can talking it […]

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The Myth of Winning

The Myth of Winning

Here’s why we make the boss, a colleague, a customer, spouses and lovers, and even our children into enemies — and a better way. It starts with our brains, and being addicted to the pleasure of righteousness.

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From Violent Hearts to Heavenly Peace

From Violent Hearts to Heavenly Peace

Reading reactions to Sandy Hook, a common theme is blame, but is there an alternative? Looking at the neuroscience, it feels better to blame. When we blame, we know the answer, and that feeling of righteous wrath is actually a dopamine reward that our brain emits when we “know.” While this reaction cycle is wired into our brains, we do have a choice — three, in fact.

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