Category Archives for "Quotes"

When This Is Over – A poet’s perspective on the time of coronavirus

Another poem that illuminates the deeper meanings to be found in the current turmoils and tragedies of the coronavirus pandemic. May it guide and inspire. When This is Over When this is over, may we never again take for granted: A handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store, conversations with neighbors, a crowded […]

Poetry Can Keep Us Afloat

Kim Rosen’s excellent book, Saved by a Poem, shows us why poetry can keep us afloat in the most challenging of times, personal or pandemic. Included here are two very inspiring poems written specifically for coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Well worth a glance. Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider […]

Wash your hands…a poem in the time of coronavirus

I’m including here, in its entirety, a timely and relevant poem about washing your hands, opening your heart, finding your courage in a time of distress and potential disruption. Thank you poet Dori Midnight and Larry Robinson for your poetry lovers list. May it inspire. Wash your hands like you are washing the only teacup […]

Forgiveness – Doesn’t Change the Past but Does Change the Future

This is a transition post, a blend of resources and quotes on forgiveness – one of the most challenging and most healing of all practices of relational intelligence – and a link to the most effective forgiveness practice I’ve ever found. Most of us experience injury, injustice, disappointment, or betrayal at some point in our […]

Riding the Waves in Relationships

This month’s posts on relational intelligence have explored skills necessary to ride the waves in relationship so that we can better ride the waves in our lives.  This week’s quotes explore the necessity – and the challenges – of that dance. Relationship is an art.  The dream that two people create is more difficult to […]

Transitions Require Resilience; Resilience Requires Transitions

With the publication of Resilience coming up in September 2018, I’m transitioning how I include quotations and pith wisdom in my weekly posts.  Quotes will still be included, abundantly, in the weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience and the monthly e-newsletters. And I’ll be offering more resources for recovering resilience in coming months. This week’s quotes honor […]

Many Forms of Love Essential to Relational Intelligence

May and June posts will focus on Relational Intelligence – strengthening our capacities to relate skillfully to ourselves and engage skillfully with others – with open-heartedness, trust, and joy. This week’s quotes offers a unique perspective on engaging with the world with resilience and with love in a different format, the article “The Other Kind […]

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 […]

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