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Not Power Over Others, But Power Over Self

(This week’s quotes are the third in a series following up on three Resources for Recovering Resilience posts on shifting out of the mindsets of the drama triangle of victim, rescuer, persecutor. This week’s quotes focus on the positive empowerment of self to stand up to the power-over of others.) You cannot control what happens […]

Choosing to Choose

(The second in a series of Weekly Quotes following up on the series of three Resources for Recovering Resilience posts on shifting out of the mindsets of the drama triangle of victim, rescuer, persecutor. This week’s quotes focus on the power of choice to shift one’s mindset, shift one’s life.) Catch the moment; make a […]

Reclaiming Responsibility

(This series of Weekly Quotes are a follow-up from the three Resources for Recovering Resilience posts on shifting out of the mindsets of the drama triangle of victim, rescuer, persecutor. This week’s quotes focus on taking responsibility for making one’s own decisions, solving one’s own problems, taking care of one’s own business. A “put your […]

Being Yourself

(These quotes a follow-on to last week’s RRR post on “I’m Not Weird…I’m a Limited Edition”) Find out what is unique about yourself and get in touch with it. If you are able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is to try and get closer and closer to […]

Yoga is not about touching your toes

(A follow-on to last week’s Resources for Recovering Resilience article on Yoga and the Brain) Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down. – Jigar Gor * * * * * Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. […]

Aging Gracefully – Playfully

(I recently passed one of those milestones of life that reminded me I am getting old-er. Which turned my thoughts to how to age gracefully, playfully, even resiliently.) A great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle * * * * * They’re not […]

You have Gifts – You Must Deliver Them

(Many years ago, Doug von Koss, a renowned poet and gifted guide to all things poetic, taught me to read a poem every morning along with eating my breakfast cereal; poetry being as essential to our health as our daily vitamins. Last week Doug sent me this poem in response to the Resources for Recovering […]

The Seasons of Nature, the Seasons of Man

(I have so often posted quotes about summer solstice (this week in the northern hemisphere). I am much more aware now of colleagues in Australia heading into winter this week, the cycle of the seasons being the complete opposite of each other in the two hemispheres, and in our cultures. So this week’s quotes honors […]

New Thoughts on Resilience

(In last month’s e-newsletter, Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, I quoted Sheryl Sandberg as saying “Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity.” I read an interview with Richard Davidson, well-known neuroscience researcher and founder of Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison, saying the same thing, “Resilience […]

Memorial Day – War and Peace

(It’s Memorial Day today in the U.S.; a day to commemorate those who died serving in this country’s armed forces. Every country has its own way of honoring those who gave their lives to protect their country. When I was teaching recently in Freiburg, Germany, strolling through a beautiful park, I came upon such a […]

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