Life is bigger than me. I’m not the only person here.Gabe Dunbar
- Our default posture in life is to look no further than our own desires.
- We will never become the best versions of ourselves if we only ever look at ourselves.
- Until we take the time to consider others’ perspectives, our perspectives will remain incomplete.
- We may be the main characters in our own story, but we are not the main characters in everybody’s story.
- Paradoxically, the more of ourselves that we offer to others, the more of ourselves we will have left to give.
- Great questions deepen relationships, increase understanding, and elicit questions in return.
- Enter each environment committed to being more interested in others than interesting to others.
- Regularly utilize the phrases “Help me understand…” and “Tell me more about…” prior to sharing your own perspectives.
- Approach conflict with the question, “How is this affecting us?” rather than with the question, “How is this affecting me?”
The Selfish Advantage
Is it possible that our self-centered tendencies may actually serve a greater purpose? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author of A Book About Friendship, Sammy Adebiyi, introduce a powerful paradox that could transform our relationships.
Shut Your Mouth
We could all benefit from the advice to stop talking so much. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt do their best not to interrupt each other in this conversation about the key to healthy communication.
Vote For Others
Early voting is officially open for two major issues on the Ohio ballot – abortion access (Issue 1) and the legalization of marijuana (Issue 2). This week, Dr. Michael Brown and family medicine resident physician Dr. Justin Brown have a thoughtful and nuanced conversation about justice, autonomy, and what it looks like to change our minds.