Together we can become the change we want to see in the world.

Writings by Lynn Fuentes, aka Lynn Royster and Lynn Holaday


The Chronic Illness Initiative: Supporting College Students with Chronic Illness Needs at DePaul University

download-pdf-icon.fw    How to Grow Up and Wake Up
What does it mean to be a fully developed and awakened human being?
How to Grow Up and Wake Up – by Lynn Fuentes and Jose Ricardo Fuentes

download-pdf-icon.fw    Crossing the Bridge
An essay on when to intervene by Lynn Holaday Fuentes

download-pdf-icon.fw    Much to Be Grateful For
The story of a mother’s effort to help her son and a family’s struggle to cope with ME/CFS by Lynn Holaday.

download-pdf-icon.fw    The Man Behind the Framework
World renowned for his life philosophy, Ken Wilber’s framework for living was put to the test when he was struck by CFS in 1985. Today, the man and the philosophy survive and thrive. Here’s a peek at how by Lynn Royster (Fuentes)

download-pdf-icon.fw    Integral Discourse: A Commodious, Growthful, and Cooperative Approach to Conflict
Integrative Practices in Rhetoric, Developmental Psychology, and Conflict Management. PhD Dissertation by Lynn C Holaday, Ph.D.

download-pdf-icon.fw    Stage Development Theory: A Natural Framework for Understanding the Mediation Process
Using adult developmental theory as a window into the mediation process by Lynn C. Holaday, Ph.D.

Abstract: Scholars and practitioners of mediation have generally paid little attention to the development of theoretical frameworks for understanding what is taking place in the mediation process. By “borrowing” from stages of adult psychological development theory (in this scheme, physical; hedonistic/impulsive; conformist/authority-seeking; rational/individualistic; and integrative), we can better understand some of the behaviors that people exhibit in mediation and perhaps find ways to help parties expand their behavioral repertoires so that new avenues for resolution appear to them. Using frequent examples from mediation practice, the author describes each stage, then assesses the limits and possibilities of relating this theoretical framework to mediation. She sees this juxtaposition of theory to practice not so much as a “how to” for mediation practice, but rather as a new window through which mediators can view mediation clients, the mediation process, and their own behavior in the mediation room.