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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 […]

The Power of Habit – and Changing Habits When We Need To

The Power of Habit - and Changing Habits When We Need To

In becoming more skillful in meeting the disappointments, difficulties, and even disasters of our lives more resiliently, we want to use our brain’s neuroplasticity to rewire old patterns of response that no longer work so well, and learn new skills that become new habits – practices our brain automatically goes to without having to consciously […]

Learning How the Brain Learns…to Be More Resilient

Learning How the Brain Learns…to Be More Resilient

The focus of the February 2018 posts will be the actual brain processes that allow us to learn more reliable habits of resilience.  To begin, here are selected quotes about neuroplasticity, the remarkable capacity of our brains to grow new neural structure and create new behavior patterns – lifelong – through the experiences we choose […]

Making Responsible Choices

Making Responsible Choices

[Resilience requires choosing to respond this way or that way to whatever is challenging or distressing us.  May these quotes inspire and guide you in choosing to choose and in making responsible choices. Life’s real name is Choices. – Terri Guillemets The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. – […]

Planting Seeds of Intentions

Planting Seeds of Intentions

[The theme of January 2018 posts is Intention – Choice – Responsibility.  May these quotes reinforce the value of choosing your intentions for the coming year.] Happiness is not something ready-made.  It comes from your own actions. – HH the Dalai Lama The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions [and […]

Let’s Re-Make the World

Let’s Re-Make the World

[Three poems for the new year; deep heartfelt hopes for re-birth, renewal, rejoicing] A Blessing for the New Year  by Kayleen Asbo As the hours of darkness begin to slowly wane from the winter sky, So too may the fearful places of your heart unclench their grasp on your life As the presence of light begins […]

Traditional – and Unconventional – Prayers for the Season

Traditional - and Unconventional

[I am posting here both Fra Giovanni Giocondo’s beautiful Christmas letter (1513), my traditional offering for this season, and a new very contemporary psalm – plea for “the radiance and glory in darkness, hearts watered with light, could we but see.” Both part of the larger truths of this human journey.] [Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c.1435–1515) […]

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