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Celebrate the International Day of Peace

We’re publishing this blog two days early to coincide with the International Day of Peace, every September 21st, declared by the U.N. as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.

When you look for it, this idea is everywhere.

How about a World Without War?

Maybe just A Year Without War?

Thousands of people have made videos saying “I Declare World Peace.”

Phil has created a Peace Poll where 96% of people say they would like to see world peace.

We believe there is a direct line between personal peace and world peace. So do Dorothie and Martin Hellman, authors of A New Map for Relationships, which tells how the couple struggled before finding peace in their relationship and also on how personal psychology affects international relationships. William J. Perry, ex-Secretary of Defense, said: “This book should be read by married couples seeking peace at home, as well as by diplomats seeking peace in the world.” (For computer nerds, this is THE Hellman of Diffie-Hellman key exchange, a critical step in secure computer communications.)

Click here to read the full blog. Below is a link of Phil reading about peace.


Preview the Peace Chapter

Click here to listen to Phil reading the Peace Chapter from our forthcoming audiobook of "How Two: Have a Successful Relationship".


Imagine (UNICEF: World Version)

Successful Relationship Reading Corner

BookshelfIn this week's blog, we celebrated the International Day of Peace and gave a number of links to peace organizations. We're shaking it up here with a variety of different links.

Negative versus Positive Peace A short but insightful way of thinking about peace: "Negative peace refers to the absence of violence. ... Positive peace is filled with positive content such as restoration of relationships, the creation of social systems that serve the needs of the whole population and the constructive resolution of conflict."

Imagine (UNICEF: World Version) video "The World version of the iconic song 'Imagine', by the legendary John Lennon. Featuring Sonu Nigam, Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, will.i.am, and many more."

Dictionary Definitions Many different dictionary definitions of peace.

The Peace Treaty Thich Nhat Hanh writes about an agreement on how to resolve anger between two people.

In The Better Angels of our Nature, Steven Pinker argued that violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Here's an article and a TEDx talk by him.


Spreading peace one relationship at a time
Phil and Maude
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