Welcome to The Olive Branch

1 Jan

You may be wondering – – is this a Cooking Blog? A Gardening Blog? No, I know — it must be a Wine Blog!

Nah — none of the above (although they’re all good guesses).

In fact, we’re a conflict resolution blog — for real people dealing with conflict in the real world.

Let’s face it — we’ve all had conflict in our lives – whether with a spouse, child, parent, boss, co-worker, neighbor, landlord, teacher or someone else.

Dealing with conflict is time consuming, energy draining and above all, stressful. And, who needs more stress?

So, we started this blog in the hope that it might help our readers understand conflict and, more importantly, learn how to deal with it in a better way.

Now, this begs the question — who are WE to be your guides through the world of conflict?  Well, allow us to introduce ourselves: We are mediators.

Jeanette lives in Reno, NV and she fell in love with mediation as a conflict resolution tool when she took her first course in 2007. Since then, she has been appointed to a couple of mediation panels, volunteers with two mediation organizations and takes every opportunity she can to speak to groups about mediation.

Britt lives in Atlanta, GA and is a registered civil and domestic mediator with the Georgia Supreme Court. She entered the field of mediation via the Marriage and Family Therapist route and is currently working toward licensure.

We work with people in conflict every week and look forward to offering you our thoughts about conflict resolution.

Join us as we take this journey. Oh, and one more thing — we want to hear from YOU!  Although we aren’t an “advice column,” we are happy to read your comments and answer any questions you may have!

Here’s to our new blog …                  

Jeanette and Britt


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4 Responses to “Welcome to The Olive Branch”

  1. Sandy January 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Congratulations, Jeanette! Your blog site looks great. I wish you much luck in this new endeavor. I’m curious why you changed from the newsletter format to the blog format. Sandy

    • admin January 10, 2013 at 12:18 am #

      Hopefully the blog format will encourage readers like you to let us know what you are thinking – more readily than in the newsletter format. Thanks for your well wishes, Sandy.

  2. Hank James January 8, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I’m used to getting your daily e-mails with timely and essential information about what’s happening in our state legislature… Thank you very much!
    You’ve peaked my interest again with this intriguing subject that infiltrates all of our organizations to various degrees. I’m eager to listen and learn more about mediation! Good luck!

    • admin January 10, 2013 at 12:16 am #

      How nice of you to write. Conflict is so stressful and permeates so much of life … we hope to make a small dent by giving people things to think about and perhaps incorporate into their lives. Our hope is to bring people from conflict to dialogue!

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