• Paying to Listen

    Once at a local coffee shop, I struck up a conversation with an older man from my neighborhood, asked him about his dogs, and how his weekend was going. What started as surface-level, neighborly conversation soon took a quick dive into him sharing his world—a pending divorce he didn’t want, a son struggling with health issues, business dealings and wondering how he could find meaning in the twilight of his career.

    Rebecca Buell Rebecca Buell
    Feb 24, 2021
  • Returning to Basics of Humanity, Connection and Care

    It’s been said that most of the things we need to know in life we learn in kindergarten. While primary school doesn’t teach us calculus or chemistry, it does teach us skills more readily and widely applicable in daily life.

    Rebecca Buell Rebecca Buell
    Sep 18, 2020
  • In Work, Community, and Home: The Practice of Empathetic Communication

    Join Executive Director of Our Community Listens, Rebecca Buell, as she talks with Jacqueline Bulanow, a nurse, Cardiac Rehab Specialist, OCL facilitator, and her husband, Gregory, who serves as Fire Chief for the North Charleston Fire Department. Hear how they are adapting to the quarantine life and living with empathy.

    Rebecca Buell Rebecca Buell
    May 18, 2020
  • How to be an Awesome Role Model Even When You Mess Up!

    What does it mean to be a role model and how do we navigate relationships when our behavior isn’t the model we intend? Michael Desparrios explains how to be a role model while being "chronically human."

    Michael Desparrois Michael Desparrois
    May 13, 2020