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Category Archives: Metaphors

Eat My Words

As you have likely realized, I am intrigued by a number of interesting metaphors that relate to conflict. Last week was about “biting our tongues” and this week’s Conflict Mastery Quest(ions) blog is about “eating our words”! One explanation of … Continue reading

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Bite My Tongue

One reference to the expression “bite my tongue” is “To forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute”. In conflict situations this idiom comes up when there is something we feel compelled to say but catch … Continue reading

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Conflict Can Lead to a Heavy Heart

Since the 1300s the adjective heavy – referring to the heart – has been used in the sense of “weighed down with grief or sadness”. Having a ‘heavy heart’ is a vivid expression that most of us can relate to … Continue reading

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Values Conflict

While I take some holiday time this summer I don’t want to lose my connection with you. So, for the next month I will be posting the four most popular blogs in 2016. If you are inclined, please provide your … Continue reading

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Swallowing Pride in Conflict

Recently I saw a quote on this topic by an unknown author and it read: “Swallow your price occasionally, it’s non-fattening!” The metaphor struck me as a good one to apply to many interpersonal conflicts. In this regard, one of … Continue reading

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