Maria Arpa

About Maria Arpa

Founding Chair and Chief Executive of Centre for Peaceful Solutions. Read more about Maria Arpa here

Luddite or Futurist

By | January 17th, 2018|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Should I just get with the times or could my concerns be legitimate? When I read this I felt some horror: “Hello, my name is Sophia. I was created using breakthrough robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. But [...]

The Purpose of Rules

By | January 10th, 2018|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments With the holiday season tucked behind us, it's generally a time to focus on the New Year ahead. With lots of interesting things to look forward to in the next few months, I am practising staying on [...]

Christmas Presence

By | December 20th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments     The season of goodwill is a great idea but when I hear stories of ‘having to do' stuff like attending business events, visiting people they don’t have time for ordinarily, having extended family over, eating [...]

Modern Communication

By | December 13th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments   In our modern, technologically advanced world, we have many ways of connecting and sharing with each other. Wonderful as this is it also brings with it a duality.   On the one side, it’s affordable and [...]

The Problem With Our Age

By | December 6th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments “We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicines, but less healthiness; We’ve been all [...]

Money Matters – How It Helps and Hinders

By | November 28th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments No one knows for sure who first invented money, though the general idea is that it was a simple system to make it easier for traders to compare values and exchange it for goods and services. In it's digital form, [...]

Don’t Follow the Crowd

By | November 22nd, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Do you know that more than 80% of our thoughts are recycled and of them, a good percentage manifest as unhelpful down-talk? A few days ago I was chatting to my dear friend who told me that despite all [...]

Is Being Traumatised the New Norm?

By | November 15th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Emotional trauma is when what we encounter or are exposed to exceeds one's ability to cope or integrate the emotions involved with that experience. In the current climate of our mainstream society, sex and violence are unavoidable [...]

Sacred Activism

By | November 8th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments In 2005 I posed a question to Marshall Rosenberg, my greatest teacher and the inventor of Nonviolent Communication: ‘Who do you think will be the people to take this work forward?’ . He told me that the [...]

Walk A Mile In The Shoes Of Another

By | November 1st, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Throughout history there are recurrent stories of people who were gifted with the ability to ‘see’ past another’s facade. These people intuitively find the route of deeper issues and because of this, they are the catalyst which [...]