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The Arts

10-06-08 Dance
3-02-09 Selections of Great Poetry
6-22-09 Poetry
7-27-09 Imagination
8-03-09 Creativity
1-25-10 Saved by a Poem
2-15-10 Poetry as Transformation
4-19-10 Dance as Resilience
9-20-10 Musings on Music
4-18-11 Writing Truth
8-01-11 Reading: Gateway to Transformation
8-08-11 Theater as Gateway to Transformation
8-22-11 Writing: Gateway to Transformation
10-31-11 The Poetic Wisdom of Rabindranath Tagore
11-28-11 Homage to Beauty
2-14-12 Rilke on Love
3-10-14 Stories Are the Currency of Human Contact
10-20-14 Portable Wisdom
4-6-15 Musings on Music
12-7-15 Every Revolution Needs New Poems

Awe-Mystery-Sacred

5-26-08 Awe and Mystery
8-24-09 Wonder
1-24-11 Living Deeply
7-18-11 Awe and Wonder
10-31-11 The Poetic Wisdom of Rabindranath Tagore
11-28-11 Homage to Beauty
1-9-12 Stay Amazed!
5-14-12 Curiosity
6-11-12 It Doesn’t Interest Me…
7-16-12 Emptying Out
9-10-12 Miracles
1-28-13 True Refuge
4-15-13 Humility, Reverence and Awe
4-29-13 Every Day is Earth Day
5-13-13 Simple Simplicity
8-19-13 Nature – Re-Source for Resilience
8-26-13 Consciousness of Consciousness
12-23-13 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter
12-30-13 Prayer for a New Year
3-10-14 Stories Are the Currency of Human Contact
3-17-14 Celtic Wisdom on this Most Irish of Days
3-31-14 Nourishing the Soul in Spring
6-30-14 The Resource of Reverie
8-11-14 Rachel Carson – Wonder and Mystery
8-18-14 Mary Oliver – It Isn’t a Miracle But the Common Thing
10-6-14 Walking to Restore the Soul
11-17-14 Listen to Your Life
11-24-14 Giving Thanks for – The Inner History of a Day – John O’Donohue
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
2-9-15 Rilke on Love
8-10-15 Walking the Seashore
8-17-15 Mountains are the Cathedrals
8-24-15 A Moment without Thought
9-21-15 Wisdom from the Talmud
10-5-15 The Wonder of the Lunar Eclipse, the Wonder of It All
11-30-15 Gratitude for All Things Large and Small

Clarity

10-8-12 Seeing Clearly…Seeing at All

Courage

9-22-08 Risk
11-03-08 The Poem “If”
1-25-09 Courage for New Beginnings
4-13-09 Daring to Change
5-22-09 Thinking Outside the Box
10-19-09 Conscience
10-19-09 Truth Force
2-08-10 It Doesn’t Interest Me…
5-17-10 Suffering and Overcoming
12-06-10 Risk
5-30-11 Courage in the Face of Peril
6-27-11 Anger: A Prelude to Courage
9-19-11 Learning to Find Ease in Risk
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
1-30-12 The Dance of Fear and Courage
3-26-12 More on Man’s Search for Meaning
5-1-12 Resilience and Renewal at Esalen
5-21-12 Adversity
6-4-12 Impossibilities
6-11-12 It Doesn’t Interest Me…
7-9-12 Quotes from Bouncing Back
8-13-12 Resistance and Protest
1-7-13 Following Up on Taking the Leap
2-25-13 From Retirement to Renaissance
4-1-13 Integrity
7-22-13 Overcoming Adversity
8-5-13 Suffering and Overcoming Suffering
9-30-13 New Thoughts on Resilience
11-11-13 Adversity and Resilience
1-20-14 Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
8-4-14 Hang in There!
9-22-14 It’s Hard, Sometimes…
11-3-14 Winning and Losing
1-5-15 This year, Live Your Life Fully
1-19-15 Solar – poem by Thomas Centolella
2-2-15 Optimism
3-2-15 Growth from Adversity
3-9-15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
3-16-15 Possibilities
6-1-15 Leadership
7-20-15 Adventure Begets Resilience
9-7-15 Meaningful and Purposeful Work
1-11-16 Determination and Resolve as we Continue in the New Year
1-18-16 Conscience and Integrity – the Bedrock of Resilience

Creating Change

3-3-08 Vision Changes the World
3-10-08 Change
4-07-08 Impossible Dreams
7-01-08 Do What You Can
9-01-08 Work That Changes the World
11-10-08 The Track to the Water’s Edge
2-09-09 Working Together
4-06-09 Community and Service
4-13-09 Daring to Change
5-22-09 Thinking Outside the Box
9-07-09 Meaningful Work
10-19-09 Conscience
11-02-09 Truth Force
1-18-10 Be the Change You Seek
2-15-10 Poetry as Transformation
2-22-10 Emergence
3-15-10 Applied Mindfulness
6-07-10 Learning
7-12-10 Perseverance
9-27-10 Ripples Make Waves
1-10-11 Transitions
1-24-11 Living Deeply
2-21-11 Intention
5-02-11 Accommodating Zebras
8-15-11 Hope as Gateway to Action
9-05-11 Work that Changes the World
10-03-11 Procrastination
10-17-11 No More Floating Clouds
12-12-11 Charity and Cherishing
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
5-14-12 Curiosity
7-9-12 Quotes from Bouncing Back
7-30-12 Transitions
8-13-12 Resistance and Protest
8-27-12 Learning Never Ends
9-3-12 Meaningful and Purposeful Work
10-15-12 Walk Down Another Street
11-6-12 Leadership
1-7-13 Following Up on Taking the Leap
2-18-13 Willpower: It’s Not What You MIght Expect
2-25-13 From Retirement to Renaissance
3-4-13 Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
4-1-13 Integrity
5-27-13 War and Peace
7-8-13 Be the Change You Seek
7-22-13 Overcoming Adversity
9-2-13 Work as Blessing
9-9-13 Creating Flow
10-14-13 Resolving Conflict
1-20-14 Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
4-14-14 Volunteers Change Lives, and Change the World
4-28-14 Every Day is Earth Day
9-1-14 Meaningful and Purposeful Work
9-22-14 It’s Hard, Sometimes…
9-29-14 Wisdom from the Talmud
11-17-14 Listen to Your Life
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
2-2-15 Optimism
3-16-15 Possibilities
6-1-15 Leadership
7-6-15 Freedom and Equality
8-3-15 Hieroglyphic Stairway
9-7-15 Meaningful and Purposeful Work
9-14-15 Learning Never Ends
11-23-15 A Current Poem for Current Events
12-28-15 A Blessing for the New Year

Creativity

6-2-14 Creativity Previous and Revisited
10-20-14 Portable Wisdom
10-19-15 Play and Creativity as Resources for Recovering Resilience

Empathy – Resonance

1-28-08 Mindfulness and Empathy Create Conscious, Compassionate Connection
2-8-08 People Remember How You Made Them Feel
2-18-08 Brain Research Illuminates Conscious, Compassionate Connection
4-21-08 Compassionate Connections Deepen Resilience
6-8-09 Listening
6-15-09 Listening
10-26-09 Resonance, Separateness and Oneness
11-9-09 Loneliness and Love
11-16-09 Touch
3-1-10 A Fondness for Each Other
3-22-10 Moments of Meeting
8-9-10 Appreciation
12-20-10 Roots of Empathy
3-21-11 Human Oneness in the Face of Fear and Sorrow
11-14-11 Hearth and Home
12-12-11 Charity and Cherishing
2-6-12 Poems on Hurt and Healing
3-5-12 This Is the World I Want to Live In
3-19-12 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
4-2-12 Rediscovering Inherent Goodness
12-17-12 Insomnia
4-22-13 The Strength of Compassion in the Face of Sudden Tragedy
6-24-13 Great Moments Often Catch Us Unawares
9-23-13 Being Human
10-21-13 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
10-28-13 Wise and Skillful Conversation
12-2-13 Resilience in Relationships
3-10-14 Stories Are the Currency of Human Contact
11-17-14 Listen to Your Life
6-8-15 The Loving Companionship of a Pet
11-2-15 Returning Home: Returning to One’s Self
11-23-15 A Current Poem for Current Events

Exploration and Play

5-22-09 Thinking Outside the Box
6-1-09 Play
7-27-09 Imagination
8-3-09 Creativity
8-17-09 Laughter
6-7-10 Learning
7-26-10 Leisure and Sweet Fun
8-2-10 Play and Creativity
6-6-11 Gardening as Refuge and Renewal
8-1-11 Reading: Gateway to Transformation
8-8-11 Theater as Gateway to Transformation
8-22-11 Writing: Gateway to Transformation
1-9-12 Stay Amazed!
5-1-12 Resilience and Renewal at Esalen
5-14-12 Curiosity
8-27-12 Learning Never Ends
6-10-13 Movement and the Vitality of Life
7-15-13 Leisure and Sweet Fun
9-9-13 Creating Flow
6-2-14 Creativity Previous and Revisited
6-30-14 The Resource of Reverie
7-14-14 Exercise: Good for the Brain, Heart and Soul
10-6-14 Walking to Restore the Soul
1-5-15 This year, Live Your Life Fully
3-16-15 Possibilities
7-20-15 Adventure Begets Resilience
9-14-15 Learning Never Ends
10-19-15 Play and Creativity as Resources for Recovering Resilience

Healing Emotions

3-24-08 “Bad” Emotions
9-29-08 Healing Heartache
2-22-09 The Neurobiology of Feeling Unlovable
6-29-09 Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29
11-9-09 Loneliness and Love
12-14-09 Light in the Darkness
12-21-09 Regret and Renewal
2-1-10 Grief and Growth
5-24-10 Forgiveness
7-19-10 The Benefits of Blowing Your Top…Really?
10-11-10 Deepening Joy….No Matter What
10-18-10 Pema Chodron
4-11-11 Presence – Simply Being and Being With – Heals Trauma
6-27-11 Anger: A Prelude to Courage
9-12-11 9/11/01 Tenth Anniversary
12-5-11 Pursuing Happiness…Being Happy
12-12-11 Charity and Cherishing
2-6-12 Poems on Hurt and Healing
2-14-12 Rilke on Love
3-19-12 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
7-2-12 Ode to Joy
4-22-13 The Strength of Compassion in the Face of Sudden Tragedy
6-24-13 Great Moments Often Catch Us Unawares
7-29-13 Watering the Seeds of Love; Composting the Seeds of Suffering
10-14-13 Resolving Conflict
10-21-13 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
12-2-13 Resilience in Relationships
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
1-12-15 Heartbreak
5-18-15 The Power of Forgiveness
10-12-15 Kindness: The Single Most Effective Tool to Increase Well-Being
11-23-15 Generosity
11-30-15  Gratitude for All Things Large and Small

Joy and Exuberance

8-11-08 The Glory of Life
10-12-09 Gaiety and Glee
2-22-10 Emergence
5-3-10 Risking Joy
10-11-10 Deepening Joy…No Matter What
12-5-11 Pursuing Happiness…Being Happy
12-26-11 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter
1-9-12 Stay Amazed!
5-14-12 Curiosity
7-2-12 Ode to Joy
9-10-12 Miracles
2-4-13 Enthusiasm
6-10-13 Movement and the Vitality of Life
7-15-13 Leisure and Sweet Fun
9-9-13 Creating Flow
12-23-13 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter
10-6-14 Walking to Restore the Soul
1-5-15 This year, Live Your Life Fully
2-2-15 Optimism
10-19-15 Play and Creativity as Resources for Recovering Resilience

Life Cycles and Transitions

8-4-08 Holocaust Memorial
12-29-08 Year-End, Life-End Reflections
9-21-09 Healthy Aging
11-23-09 Gratitude
12-31-09 Dormancy and Replenishment
5-10-10 Mothering
6-14-10 Fathering
11-1-10 Honoring the Ancestors
11-15-10 Learning and Living
1-10-11 Transitions
1-31-11 Memory and Forgetfulness
4-25-11 Nourishing the Soul in Spring
5-9-11 New Mothering
5-16-11 Poignancy
6-13-11 Fathers
6-20-11 Savoring Summer Solstice
10-10-11 Falling into Autumn
4-23-12 Nourishing the Soul in Spring
6-18-12 Graduation
6-25-12 Nearing the End of the Journey
7-30-12 Transitions
10-22-12 Memory
1-1-13 Prayer for the New Year
2-25-13 From Retirement to Renaissance
6-24-13 Great Moments Often Catch Us Unawares
12-30-13 Prayer for a New Year
3-31-14 Nourishing the Soul in Spring

Mindfulness

1-28-08 Mindfulness and Empathy Create Conscious, Compassionate Connection
3-18-08 Shifting Perspectives Leads to Resilience
3-15-10 Applied Mindfulness
8-23-10 Aha! Moments Re-Wire the Brain
7-29-13 Watering the Seeds of Love; Composting the Seeds of Suffering
8-26-13 Consciousness of Consciousness
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
8-24-15 A Moment without Thought

Nature – the Earth

4-20-15 Homage to the Earth and Mother Nature
4-27-15 Homage to the Earth and Mother Nature II – the Wisdom of John Muir
5-4-15 Gardening as Refuge and Renewal
6-29-15 Savoring Summer Solstice
8-10-15 Walking the Seashore
8-17-15 Mountains are the Cathedrals
10-5-15 The Wonder of the Lunar Eclipse, the Wonder of It All
12-21-15 Winter Solstice

Perseverance – Determination [Failure and Success]

5-5-08 Mistakes and Failure
7-21-08 The Journey
11-3-08 The Poem “If”
11-10-08 The Track to the Water’s Edge
11-17-08 Difficulties
5-6-09 Failure and Success
7-6-09 Disappointment
7-13-09 Perseverance
12-14-09 Light in the Darkness
12-21-09 Regret and Renewal
1-18-10 Be the Change You Seek
5-17-10 Suffering and Overcoming
6-21-10 Neuroscience of Resilience
7-12-10 Perseverance
9-27-10 Ripples Make Waves
12-6-10 Risk
12-13-10 Hanging in There
2-7-11 Mistakes and Failures
9-05-11 Work that Changes the World
9-19-11 Learning to Find Ease in Risk
10-3-11 Procrastination
11-7-11 Resilience
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
1-30-12 The Dance of Fear and Courage
5-21-12 Adversity
6-4-12 Impossibilities
7-9-12 Quotes from Bouncing Back
2-18-13 Willpower: It’s Not What You MIght Expect
8-5-13 Suffering and Overcoming Suffering
9-30-13 New Thoughts on Resilience
11-11-13 Adversity and Resilience
7-21-13 Procrastination
8-4-14 Hang in There!
9-22-14 It’s Hard, Sometimes…
9-29-14 Wisdom from the Talmud
11-3-14 Winning and Losing
1-19-15 Solar – poem by Thomas Centolella
2-2-15 Optimism
3-2-15 Growth from Adversity
3-9-15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
3-16-15 Possibilities

Practices to Open the Heart

1-28-08 Mindfulness and Empathy Create Conscious, Compassionate Connection
5-12-08 Gratitude
5-19-08 Equanimity
10-13-08 Generosity
11-24-08 Gratitude for Inter-connectedness
1-12-09 Patience
3-17-09 Forgiveness
6-08-09 Listening
6-15-09 Listening
8-17-09 Laughter
9-28-09 Trust
10-05-09 Acceptance
10-19-09 Conscience
11-16-09 Touch
11-23-09 Gratitude
11-30-09 Abundant Enough-ness
12-07-09 Stillness and Serenity
2-01-10 Grief and Growth
2-15-10 Poetry as Transformation
4-05-10 Spiritual Fitness
5-20-10 Forgiveness
8-09-10 Appreciation
8-16-10 Nourishing and Loving One’s Self
8-30-10 Inner Peace
9-13-10 Equanimity
10-04-10 Competition v. Cooperation
10-18-10 Pema Chodron
10-25-10 Gratitude
11-22-10 Gratitude – Even for the Hard Stuff
12-06-10 Risk
12-20-10 Roots of Empathy
1-24-11 Living Deeply
2-21-11 Intention
2-28-11 Generosity
3-07-11 Kindness
4-04-11 Presence
6-27-11 Anger: A Prelude to Courage
7-25-11 Life Balance
8-01-11 Reading: Gateway to Transformation
12-5-11 Pursuing Happiness…Being Happy
12-12-11 Charity and Cherishing
12-26-11 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter
1-9-12 Stay Amazed!
2-6-12 Poems on Hurt and Healing
2-14-12 Rilke on Love
3-5-12 This Is the World I Want to Live In
3-19-12 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
5-1-12 Resilience and Renewal at Esalen
7-2-12 Ode to Joy
9-17-12 Mother Theresa
10-1-12 Sharing a Meal with Friends
10-8-12 Seeing Clearly…Seeing at All
12-10-12 Giving of Gifts
4-15-13 Humility, Reverence and Awe
4-22-13 The Strength of Compassion in the Face of Sudden Tragedy
6-24-13 Great Moments Often Catch Us Unawares
7-29-13 Watering the Seeds of Love; Composting the Seeds of Suffering
9-23-13 Being Human
10-14-13 Resolving Conflict
10-21-13 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
10-28-13 Wise and Skillful Conversation
11-25-13 Thanksgiving
3-3-14 Singing through Grief, Singing for Life
3-10-14 Stories Are the Currency of Human Contact
9-8-14 Digital Detox – Such Serenity and Inner Peace
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
1-12-15 Heartbreak
2-9-15 Rilke on Love
5-18-15 The Power of Forgiveness
10-12-15 Kindness: The Single Most Effective Tool to Increase Well-Being
11-23-15 Generosity
11-23-15 A Current Poem for Current Events
11-30-15   Gratitude for All Things Large and Small

Presence – Simply Being

2-15-08 Tend to the Moment
7-8-08 Busy-ness
7-14-08 Being is Enough
10-20-08 Non-Being
12-08-08 The Peace of Wild Things
4-27-09 Busy-ness
11-30-09 Abundant Enough-ness
12-07-09 Stillness and Serenity
12-31-09 Dormancy and Replenishment
8-30-10 Inner Peace
4-4-11 Presence
4-11-11 Presence – Simply Being and Being With – Heals Trauma
12-5-11 Pursuing Happiness…Being Happy
12-12-11 Charity and Cherishing
3-12-12 Time Lost…and Time Gained
7-16-12 Emptying Out
1-14-13 Rest and Renewal
1-28-13 True Refuge
5-13-13 Simple Simplicity
6-24-13 Great Moments Often Catch Us Unawares
8-26-13 Consciousness of Consciousness
1-6-14 Reflections on Recovering from Busyness
6-30-14 The Resource of Reverie
9-8-14 Digital Detox – Such Serenity and Inner Peace
11-10-14 Thoreau on Neuroplasticity
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
1-19-15 Solar – poem by Thomas Centolella
8-24-15 A Moment without Thought

Relationships: Love, Friendship, Community

1-28-08 Mindfulness and Empathy Create Conscious, Compassionate Connection
2-08-08 People Remember How You Made Them Feel
2-22-08 Friends
8-25-08 Friends
12-01-08 Life is Fragile; Love is the Glue
3-30-09 Love
4-06-09 Community and Service
4-20-09 Community Offers True Security
5-11-09 Friendship
6-29-09 Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29
10-26-09 Resonance, Separateness and Oneness
11-9-09 Loneliness and Love
11-16-09 Touch
3-01-10 A Fondness for Each Other
3-22-10 Moments of Meeting
3-29-10 Seeing Whole
4-25-10 Oxytocin: The Neurochemical of Everything Good
5-10-10 Mothering
6-14-10 Fathering
10-04-10 Competition v. Cooperation
11-01-10 Honoring the Ancestors
12-20-10 Roots of Empathy
2-14-12 Rilke on Love
5-09-11 New Mothering
6-13-11 Fathers
11-14-11 Hearth and Home
12-12-11 Charity and Cherishing
2-14-12 Rilke on Love
3-5-12 This Is the World I Want to Live In
3-19-12 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
4-2-12 Rediscovering Inherent Goodness
9-17-12 Mother Theresa
10-1-12 Sharing a Meal with Friends
12-10-12 Giving of Gifts
12-17-12 Insomnia
6-24-13 Great Moments Often Catch Us Unawares
10-14-13 Resolving Conflict
10-21-13 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
10-28-13 Wise and Skillful Conversation
12-2-13 Resilience in Relationships
12-23-13 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter
3-3-14 Singing through Grief, Singing for Life
3-10-14 Stories Are the Currency of Human Contact
4-14-14 Volunteers Change Lives, and Change the World
5-12-14 Mothering: The World’s Toughest Job
6-7-14 Fathering
7-8-14 Families: Havens and Heartaches
1-12-15 Heartbreak
2-9-15 Rilke on Love
5-18-15 The Power of Forgiveness
6-8-15 The Loving Companionship of a Pet
6-22-15 Fathering
10-12-15 Kindness: The Single Most Effective Tool to Increase Well-Being
11-2-15 Returning Home: Returning to One’s Self
11-23-15 Generosity
11-23-15 A Current Poem for Current Events

Response Flexibility

3-18-08 Shifting Perspectives Leads to Resilience
5-03-08 The Poem “If”
9-08-08 Flexibility
5-22-09 Thinking Outside the Box
9-14-09 Controversy and Compromise
12-06-10 Risk
5-02-11 Accommodating Zebras
11-7-11 Resilience
1-30-12 The Dance of Fear and Courage
3-26-12 More on Man’s Search for Meaning
5-1-12 Resilience and Renewal at Esalen
5-21-12 Adversity
7-9-12 Quotes from Bouncing Back
7-30-12 Transitions
10-15-12 Walk Down Another Street
11-26-12 Worry and Wellness
3-4-13 Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
7-22-13 Overcoming Adversity
9-30-13 New Thoughts on Resilience
10-28-13 Wise and Skillful Conversation
11-4-13 Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
11-11-13 Adversity and Resilience
7-21-13 Procrastination
9-22-14 It’s Hard, Sometimes…
9-29-14 Wisdom from the Talmud
11-3-14 Winning and Losing
2-2-15 Optimism
3-2-15 Growth from Adversity
3-16-15 Possibilities

Seasons – Holidays

12-22-08 Candles for Solstice Winter Solstice
1-05-09 New Year Reflections New Year
2-16-09 Presidents’ Day Presidents’ Day
5-25-09 War and Peace Memorial Day
9-07-09 Meaningful Work Labor Day
12-28-09 Blessings at the End of the Year New Year
1-11-10 For A New Beginning New Year
5-10-10 Mothering Mother’s Day
6-14-10 Fathering Father’s Day
7-05-10 Freedom Fourth of July
9-06-10 Work as Blessing Labor Day
11-1-10 Honoring the Ancestors Dia de Los Muertos
12-27-10 Poems/Prayers for Winter Solstice Winter Solstice-New Year
1-03-11 New Beginnings – John O’Donohue New Year
1-17-11 In Remembrance Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2-14-11 Rilke on Love Valentine’s Day
4-25-11 Nourishing the Soul in Spring Spring
5-09-11 New Mothering Mother’s Day
6-06-11 Gardening as Refuge and Renewal Summer
6-13-11 Fathers Father’s Day
6-20-11 Savoring Summer Solstice Summer Solstice
7-4-11 Freedom of Thought Fourth of July
10-10-11 Falling into Autumn Autumn
12-26-11 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter Christmas
1-2-12 Prayer for a New Year New Year
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2-14-12 Rilke on Love Valentine’s Day
2-20-12 Wisdom of the Presidents President’s Day
4-23-12 Nourishing the Soul in Spring Spring
5-28-12 War and Peace Memorial Day
6-18-12 Graduation Graduation
9-3-12 Meaningful and Purposeful Work Labor Day
12-3-12 Winter Is Upon Us Winter
12-10-12 Giving Gifts Christmas
12-24-12 Christmas from a Tree Elf’s Point of View Christmas
1-1-13 Prayer for the New Year New Year
3-18-13 Weather…Whether We Like It Or Not Winter
4-29-13 Every Day is Earth Day Earth Day
5-6-13 National Library Week National Library Week
11-25-13 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
12-23-13 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter Christmas
12-30-13 Prayer for a New Year New Year
1-13-14 Doors and Windows into the New Year New Year
2-3-14 Weathering the Winter Storms Winter
3-17-14 Celtic Wisdom on this Most Irish of Days St Patrick’s Day
3-31-14 Nourishing the Soul in Spring Spring Equinox
4-7-14 Taxes – A Challenge to Resilience Tax Day
5-12-14 Mothering: The World’s Toughest Job Mother’s Day
5-26-14 War and Peace Memorial Day
6-7-14 Fathering Father’s Day
6-23-14 Savoring Summer Solstice Summer Solstice
9-1-14 Meaningful and Purposeful Work Labor Day
10-13-14 Falling into Autumn Fall Equinox
11-24-14 Giving Thanks for – The Inner History of a Day – John O’Donohue Thanksgiving Day
12-18-14 Winter Solstice Valentine’s Day
2-16-15 Wisdom of the Presidents Winter Solstice
3-23-15 Nourishing the Soul in Spring
4-20-15 Homage to the Earth and Mother Nature
5-11-15 Mothering
6-22-15 Fathering Father’s Day
6-29-15 Savoring Summer Solstice Summer Solstice
7-6-15 Freedom and Equality Independence Day
9-7-15 Meaningful and Purposeful Work Labor Day
9-21-15 Wisdom from the Talmud Rosh Hashana
11-26-15 Wishing You’re a Loving Connected Presence this Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
11-30-15

Gratitude for All Things Large and Small

Thanksgiving
12-21-15 Winter Solstice Winter Solstice
12-24-15 A Timeless Wish for Peace and Joy Christmas
12-28-15 A Blessing for the New Year New Year’s Day
12-31-15 Prayer for the New Year New Year’s Day
1-18-16 Conscience and Integrity – the Bedrock of Resilience Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Self-Reflection – Self-Inquiry – Self-Acceptance

1-25-08 What Lies Within Us
4-28-08 Shadow and Light
6-10-08 Deep Self, Large Heart
6-18-08 Wise Guides, Wise Understanding, Wise Self
7-21-08 The Journey
7-28-08 Flexibility and Stability of the Whole Self
8-20-08 Conscious, Compassionate Connection Leads to Self-Acceptance
12-16-08 Taking Stock
8-31-09 Contradictions
10-05-09 Acceptance
12-14-09 Light in the Darkness
2-08-10 It Doesn’t Interest Me…
2-22-10 Emergence
3-15-10 Applied Mindfulness
5-17-10 Suffering and Overcoming
8-16-10 Nourishing and Loving One’s Self
8-23-10 Aha! Moments Re-Wire the Brain
10-18-10 Pema Chodron
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
5-1-12 Resilience and Renewal at Esalen
7-9-12 Quotes from Bouncing Back
7-16-12 Emptying Out
3-25-13 Spiritual Fitness
4-15-13 Humility, Reverence and Awe
6-3-13 It Is Essential to Like Yourself
7-29-13 Watering the Seeds of Love; Composting the Seeds of Suffering
8-5-13 Suffering and Overcoming Suffering
9-23-13 Being Human
11-4-13 Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
2-10-14 Patience, Perseverance, and Plowing Through
11-10-14 Thoreau on Neuroplasticity
11-17-14 Listen to Your Life
9-14-15 Learning Never Ends
9-21-15 Wisdom from the Talmud

Suffering and the Healing of Suffering

8-04-08 Holocaust Memorial
10-28-08 Mind-Body-Heart Connection
11-17-08 Difficulties
1-19-09 The Universality of Suffering
3-23-09 Stress and Trauma
6-29-09 Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29
7-06-09 Disappointment
7-20-09 Recovering Competencies
11-09-09 Loneliness and Love
12-14-09 Light in the Darkness
12-21-09 Regret and Renewal
1-18-10 Be the Change You Seek
2-01-10 Grief and Growth
2-15-10 Poetry as Transformation
5-03-10 Risking Joy
5-17-10 Suffering and Overcoming
5-24-10 Forgiveness
10-11-10 Deepening Joy…No Matter What
10-18-10 Pema Chodron
11-15-10 Learning and Living
3-21-11 Human Oneness in the Face of Fear and Sorrow
4-11-11 Presence – Simply Being and Being With – Heals Trauma
5-16-11 Poignancy
6-27-11 Anger: A Prelude to Courage
8-15-11 Hope as Gateway to Action
9-12-11 9/11/01 Tenth Anniversary
2-6-12 Poems for Hurt and Healing
3-26-12 More on Man’s Search for Meaning
5-1-12 Resilience and Renewal at Esalen
5-21-12 Adversity
7-9-12 Quotes from Bouncing Back
8-13-12 Resistance and Protest
10-15-12 Walk Down Another Street
11-26-12 Worry and Wellness
1-28-13 True Refuge
3-4-13 Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
4-22-13 The Strength of Compassion in the Face of Sudden Tragedy
7-22-13 Overcoming Adversity
7-29-13 Watering the Seeds of Love; Composting the Seeds of Suffering
8-5-13 Suffering and Overcoming Suffering
10-14-13 Resolving Conflict
10-21-13 Love Guards the Heart from the Abyss
11-11-13 Adversity and Resilience
3-3-14 Singing through Grief, Singing for Life
3-10-14 Stories Are the Currency of Human Contact
5-26-14 War and Peace
7-21-13 Procrastination
9-29-14 Wisdom from the Talmud
11-3-14 Winning and Losing
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
12-15-14 Kindness Is More Important than Wisdom
1-12-15 Heartbreak
1-19-15 Solar – poem by Thomas Centolella
3-2-15 Growth from Adversity
5-18-15 The Power of Forgiveness
7-13-15 The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist
10-12-15 Kindness: The Single Most Effective Tool to Increase Well-Being
11-23-15 A Current Poem for Current Events

Vision – Perception – Wise View

1-18-08 Vision
3-03-08 Vision Changes the World
6-25-08 Perception
5-22-09 Thinking Outside the Box
7-27-09 Imagination
8-10-09 Certainty
9-14-09 Controversy and Compromise
11-02-09 Truth Force
1-11-10 For a New Beginning
3-29-10 Seeing Whole
4-05-10 Spiritual Fitness
4-12-10 Time
8-23-10 Aha! Moments Re-Wire the Brain
1-24-11 Living Deeply
5-02-11 Accommodating Zebras
11-28-11 Homage to Beauty
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
3-5-12 This Is the World I Want to Live In
5-14-12 Curiosity
6-11-12 It Doesn’t Interest Me…
8-13-12 Resistance and Protest
8-27-12 Learning Never Ends
9-10-12 Miracles
10-8-12 Seeing Clearly…Seeing at All
10-15-12 Walk Down Another Street
2-25-13 From Retirement to Renaissance
4-15-13 Humility, Reverence and Awe
5-13-13 Simple Simplicity
5-27-13 War and Peace
8-26-13 Consciousness of Consciousness
9-23-13 Being Human
11-4-13 Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
12-9-13 The Passing of Time – Practicing the Wise Use of Time
1-6-14 Reflections on Recovering from Busyness
1-13-14 Doors and Windows into the New Year
9-8-14 Digital Detox – Such Serenity and Inner Peace
9-22-14 It’s Hard, Sometimes…
9-29-14 Wisdom from the Talmud
10-20-14 Portable Wisdom
11-10-14 Thoreau on Neuroplasticity
11-17-14 Listen to Your Life
11-24-14 Giving Thanks for – The Inner History of a Day – John O’Donohue
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
12-15-14 Kindness Is More Important than Wisdom
2-2-15 Optimism
3-16-15 Possibilities
6-1-15 Leadership
7-13-15 The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist
9-21-15 Wisdom from the Talmud
11-23-15 A Current Poem for Current Events

Wisdom and Truth

2-01-08 Wise Thoughts
4-14-08 Political Change
6-02-08 Questions and the Unknown
8-10-09 Certainty
3-08-10 Truth
5-31-10 Questions and Answers
6-07-10 Learning
10-18-10 Pema Chodron
11-08-10 Thoughts About Truth
4-18-11 Writing Truth
1-9-12 Stay Amazed!
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
2-20-12 Wisdom of the Presidents
3-26-12 More on Man’s Search for Meaning
8-6-12 Truth and Error
11-6-12 Leadership
4-1-13 Integrity
5-6-13 National Library Week
12-23-13 Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve Letter
1-13-14 Doors and Windows into the New Year
1-20-14 Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2-17-14 Presidents Day – Lessons in Leadership
3-17-14 Celtic Wisdom on this Most Irish of Days
5-5-14 Remembering
8-11-14 Rachel Carson – Wonder and Mystery
8-18-14 Mary Oliver – It Isn’t a Miracle But the Common Thing
9-29-14 Wisdom from the Talmud
10-20-14 Portable Wisdom
11-10-14 Thoreau on Neuroplasticity
11-17-14 Listen to Your Life
11-24-14 Giving Thanks for – The Inner History of a Day – John O’Donohue
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
12-15-14 Kindness Is More Important than Wisdom
2-16-15 Wisdom of the Presidents
7-13-15 The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist
9-21-15 Wisdom from the Talmud

Work – Life Purpose

3-31-08 Life Purpose
9-01-08 Work That Changes the World
2-02-09 Working Together
2-09-09 Working for Change
9-07-09 Meaningful Work
11-02-09 Truth Force
9-06-10 Work as Blessing
9-27-10 Ripples Make Waves
11-29-10 Ethics
9-05-11 Work that Changes the World
10-17-11 No More Floating Clouds
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
6-4-12 Impossibilities
9-3-12 Meaningful and Purposeful Work
6-24-13 Great Moments Often Catch Us Unawares
7-8-13 Be the Change You Seek
9-2-13 Work as Blessing
9-9-13 Creating Flow
4-7-14 Taxes – A Challenge to Resilience
4-14-14 Volunteers Change Lives, and Change the World
5-12-14 Mothering: The World’s Toughest Job
6-2-14 Creativity Previous and Revisited
9-1-14 Meaningful and Purposeful Work
9-29-14 Wisdom from the Talmud
11-10-14 Thoreau on Neuroplasticity
11-17-14 Listen to Your Life
1-5-15 This year, Live Your Life Fully
3-16-15 Possibilities
6-1-15 Leadership
8-3-15 Hieroglyphic Stairway
9-7-15 Meaningful and Purposeful Work

The World

8-04-08 Holocaust Memorial
3-09-09 Environmental Protection
5-25-09 War and Peace
10-19-09 Conscience
11-02-09 Truth Force
1-18-10 Be the Change You Seek
3-29-10 Seeing Whole
4-19-10 Dance as Resilience
7-05-10 Freedom
9-27-10 Ripples Make Wave
10-04-10 Competition v. Cooperation
11-29-10 Ethics
1-17-11 In Remembrance
3-14-11 International Women’s Day
3-21-11 Human Oneness in the Face of Fear and Sorrow
6-27-11 Anger: A Prelude to Courage
7-04-11 Freedom of Thought
7-11-11 More Thoughts on Freedom of Thought
9-05-11 Work that Changes the World
9-12-11 9/11/01 Tenth Anniversary
10-17-11 No More Floating Clouds
1-16-12 Conscience and Integrity
5-28-12 War and Peace
8-13-12 Resistance and Protest
11-6-12 Leadership
4-29-13 Every Day is Earth Day
5-27-13 War and Peace
1-20-14 Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2-17-14 Presidents Day – Lessons in Leadership
4-28-14 Every Day is Earth Day
5-26-14 War and Peace
8-11-14 Rachel Carson – Wonder and Mystery
12-8-14 No Mud, No Lotus – the Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
7-6-15 Freedom and Equality
8-3-15 Hieroglyphic Stairway
9-7-15 Meaningful and Purposeful Work
11-23-15 A Current Poem for Current Events
1-11-16 Determination and Resolve as we Continue in the New Year