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  • Lacey Glover

Conflict resolution: It cannot be avoided.

Updated: Apr 4

We had a break in the crazy heat this weekend in Kansas, just in time for our home preseason football game at GEHA field at Arrowhead stadium. I was able to debut my new Super Bowl pendant necklace on gameday and celebrate a W! Can a weekend be any better than that? This week I want to discuss a more serious topic, healthy conflict resolution. This subject is a little out of the normal for me but has a huge effect on our mental and emotional wellbeing, both of which impact our overall wellness.

Conflict resolution is a necessary skill to have in life. How we handle conflict varies based on our personality and past experiences. Some individuals avoid conflict at all costs, by either physically removing themselves from a geographical location or refusing to engage in conversation about the conflict, while others choose to confront the conflict head on and immediately work towards a resolution. According to, there are 5 conflict resolution styles: competing, avoiding, collaborating, accommodating, and compromising. None of these styles is perfect and all can be improved to make us more successful in resolving conflict.

What is something that we can do to improve our conflict resolution styles, you ask? Next time you find yourself in a conflict, try this: change your mindset and viewpoint by looking at the situation as a brainstorming opportunity instead of an argument. Want extra credit? Brainstorm with empathy. When we are in a brainstorming session, we are just coming up with different solutions to a problem without judging the possible solutions. We do not have to like or agree with the possible solution, instead write it down and allow the other side to be heard and acknowledged. A Brainstorming session is not the place or time to question the validity of the solution, just write down the idea and the solution can be revisited later when working to find the best compromised solution. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into an argument, stay on task and create a list of possible solutions.

Harmony essential oil from Young Living is a blend that could be helpful when you are struggling with conflict and conflict resolution in your life. This blend was created to promote feelings of confidence and clarity, to bring balance and harmony to all areas of your life. If you are interested in experiencing this blend or any of Young Living’s essential oils, contact me to schedule a time to meet. I welcome the opportunity to coach you in your wellness journey by exploring how YL products can enhance this journey!

Thank you for joining me this week to discuss a necessary skill that will improve our overall wellbeing when we make the time to develop it! Whether this is your first time reading my blog, or you are a loyal subscriber, Thank you! I am so glad you tuned in this week! Do you have a friend or family member that could benefit from this blog? Tell them to subscribe!

Have a blessed week y’all ~ Lacey


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