I have studied Non Violent Communication (NVC) for 17 years. I have participated in 2 years of an immersion program and assisted in another year. I have completed 2 years of BayNVC's leadership program and assisted for a year. I have taught at my church, the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, and at the East Bay Meditation Center (a Buddhist Center in downtown Oakland) as well as over the phone to those who are chronically ill and disabled. I am part of a team that produce a show for KPFA (94.1 FM) called Talk It Out Radio that brings the skills of mindfulness meditation and NVC to social justice work. I bring great depth, compassion, and insight to my work with others as well as awareness of issues of social justice. I particularly like to bring love to those parts of ourselves and to those we encounter in our lives who we don't find it easy to love.