"I am grateful every day for the gift NVC has been in my life, and that I have had the privilege of learning from so many trainers, and from Marshall himself. One small event that I think I will always remember is a day in 2007 when I haltingly expressed distress, frustration and sadness at watching hours of conflict within a group. Marshall turned to me and spoke in a stern voice, head lowered so that he peered at me through his eyebrows, ""You need to learn to interrupt in giraffe."" I remember these words often. I still need to learn it, but little by little I'm getting there! Thank you, Marshall, for that and for so many other moments. I think of you and Valentina often, and wish you love, peace and well-being."