Category Archives for "Quotes"

A Loving Day in the Neighborhood

I was well into college and adulthood by the time Fred Rogers began inviting television viewers into his neighborhood and teaching children for 33 years how special and lovable they were, just as they were. I saw a documentary the day of this writing, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” [to be released in theaters June […]

Awe…is Awesome

[May you be inspired to deepen your practice of awe to strengthen your resilience and nourish your well-being.] Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life. – Rachel Carson The finest thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the […]

Self-Acceptance – Everything Else Falls in Line

A practice essential to emotional intelligence is self-acceptance. Becoming aware, allowing, and being with every emotion we feel – dreadful or delightful – as contributing to who we are, how we experience ourselves, and how others experience us.  [see posts Becoming Fluent with Your Emotions,  Managing Emotions, Not Flooding, When Emotions from the Past Trip […]

Never let your emotions rule, but always let them testify.

[more thoughts on emotional intelligence…] Never let your emotions rule, but always let them testify. – Robert Brault Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. – Vincent Van Gogh The feeling is often the deeper truth, the opinion the more superficial […]

Breathing In, I Am Calm

[Rounding out the weekly quotes related to somatic intelligence to recover our range of resilience, circling back to the power of the breath to bring us fully alive while soothing and stabilizing the body-brain-mind.] Breathing in, I calm body and mind.  Breathing out, I smile.  Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the […]

In Movement There is Life

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. – Carol Welch Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.  If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.  Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully […]

To Touch Is to Give Life

To touch is to give life. – Michelangelo Everybody needs a hug.  It changes your metabolism. – Leo Buscaglia We need four hugs a day for survival.  We need eight hugs a day for maintenance.  We need twelve hugs a day for growth. – Virginia Satir Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, […]

Wise Perspectives on Changing Perspective

Wise Perspectives on Changing Perspective

[On my way to something else, I came upon many quotes from William James (1842-1910), considered the father of American psychology.  So fitting with the themes of recent posts, the power/necessity of changing our perceptions of an event to change our response to it.  May you be inspired.] The greatest revolution of our generation is […]

Learning and Growing from Mistakes and Failures

Learning and Growing from Mistakes and Failures

Honoring the wisdom of taking risks, learning from our mistakes and failures, strengthening our resilience… Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone.  Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. – Tim McMahon He who never made a mistake never made a discovery. – Samuel Smiles Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. – Phyllis Theroux Never […]

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