On the Occasion of Our Second Anniversary
It has been two years since the Cutting Edge Law web site was officially launched. And what a two years! We've helped bring a lot of ideas into the mainstream of law. Publishing a best-selling book at the American Bar Association, the 5,000 mile book tour, new interviews, and several new CLE programs have kept us busy.
As we begin the third year, we're working on a lot of different projects.
Michael Coming Into the Spotlight
While I have mostly been the face of Cutting Edge Law, my business partner, Michael Matthews, is going to be stepping up more in the coming year. His interview skills and editing have been a valuable contribution to Cutting Edge Law. But, Michael has been a lot more than the videographer. In a Landmark Education course I took a few years ago, we used the metaphor of fishermen and bait-cutters. Both are necessary to feed the village. In these last few years, Michael has cut a lot of bait for me. He's been in the background taking care of my emotional, mental and physical well-being in many ways. From cooking meals (he's a great cook!) to vacuuming to mapping travel to massaging my shoulders to listening when I have doubts or need to work out a plan, Michael has brought his broad range of skills to bear to do whatever was necessary. I couldn't have done what I have done without him.
Not to underestimate the soups and pancakes, he's been most helpful in the emotional and mental support. He is the master at holding space and conscious communication. He brings a wise sense of calmness and certainty to the most volatile situations. Our partnership has been a model for creating conscious interaction. In that realm, Michael has been the leader - usually he walks the talk and I run to catch up behind him. I've grown by leaps and bounds because of his support and wisdom. I've been able to bring that wisdom into my work and to share it.
The Conscious Interaction Model
During our time in Denver this winter, Michael has been working on his book about the Conscious Interaction Model (TM) which is the culmination of his life's work, the stories and lessons he's learned to become the conscious person he is. He has combined his lifelong study of psychology and philosophy with his voracious appetite for reading and the lessons he's learned in the laboratory of life. From the depths of expansive knowledge, he has distilled a simple and elegant process that includes heart-warming stories.
Living his work over the last few years has been powerful. Distinguishing it for sharing with others has allowed me to grow even more. I can barely contain my excitement as the book evolves and the model gets more distinct.
Taking it to the IAHL
Michael will be co-leading a pre-conference workshop with me at the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyer conference on May 12 in California. We'll be launching the Conscious Interaction Model and sharing it publicly for the first time.
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We're also scheduling a lot of joint programs in the next year. Watch our website and Facebook page for details as they evolve.
Here is Michael's latest blog.
I'm proud to name him as blogger of the month, in celebration of this new role he's taking on with Cutting Edge Law.