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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 […]

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 […]

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