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Ed Peeples and Me

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Edward H. Peeples, Jr. PhD, author, Civil Rights hero and social justice activist who passed away in 2019, sparked a miracle for me when he shared precious resources: his time and his attention. 

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"Ed’s gift of time, encouragement and mentoring altered the trajectory of my life. His positive influence becomes clearer for me with each passing year, and I am forever grateful."

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I was a young mother and a student at Virginia Commonwealth University in the early '90s. Ed’s gift of time, encouragement and mentoring altered the trajectory of my life. His positive influence becomes clearer for me with each passing year, and I am forever grateful.

Ed taught an honors class at the university, and he quickly became one of my favorite professors. “A Critical Look at Contemporary Medicine” was interesting and challenging. I didn’t expect to see him after the class ended, though. He was a professor of...

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What are Positive Power Lines?

Power lines transmit energy. They contain and direct power, delivering it quickly, usefully and safely. The energy conveyed through power lines provides comfort, illumination, and communication to all who are connected.

While it remains contained within the lines, power gently, quietly does its work. 

When a line breaks and wildly snakes about, following a storm or accident, power is no longer contained and directed. The power itself becomes dangerous.

This is the concept of Positive Power Lines in communication.

Containing and directing our communication power dials down the listeners’ stress and anxiety. This empowers us to deliver both the energy and ideas of a message in a way that can be calmly received.

 Simple words and phrases open dialogues, uncover hidden issues, and sometimes even open hearts to listen more deeply, receive new ideas and envision a brighter future, grounded in communication.

I look forward to exploring the language of communication with you...

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