By Farley Tolpen, CEO. I was recently asked how I could maintain my sanity as a mediator and human with all the conflict and strife in the world. We discussed the ongoing confllct in Syria, Iran, Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Ukraine and with the boat people. I explained that I am saddened by violence, senseless killings, failure to provide basic needs for people and the inability of anyone to stop it. I said that what I could contribute in my own way is resolution of conflict between parties in each individual instance, whether workplace, family, commercial, international or any other conflict. I stated that my goal is to leave this world better than I found it. I further explained that I am not frustrated with what goes on in the world, but recognize it and take the opportunity to help those in conflict resolve the conflict in a peaceful and mindful way. That is what brings me joy almost on a daily basis.