Category Archives for "Quotes"

A Mature View of Love for Valentine’s Day

This beautiful poem by Mark Nepo expresses much of what we can long for, stretch our hearts for, aspire to bring into the world, however and with whomever you celebrate the heights and depths of loving. Accepting This By Mark Nepo Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great […]

Uncertainty in Changing Times

I’m currently reading Michael Lewis’s new book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, a fascinating exploration of the collaboration between two Israeli psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and their revolutionary discoveries that the human mind systematically makes errors when forced to make judgements in uncertain conditions. This undoing of everyone’s assumptions about […]

The Cats Are Up in the Chimney Again

I adopted two new adorable cats from the Humane Society two weeks ago – cuddly, sweet, adjusting well. Except, inexplicably, they could disappear for hours, hiding somewhere in the house, and I could not ever find them. Until one morning I saw one of them come down the chimney back into the living room. In […]

The Moment We Cease to Hold Each Other…

I’ve posted inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of conscience many times in these weekly quotes. Right now there are many excellent films coming out about the struggles against racism and discrimination, and the poverty and violence they can lead to: Fences, Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s brilliant play about […]

The Great Turning Our World Needs

(A poetic rendition of the waking up and showing up needed to create the changes we need to make in the coming challenging year.) The Great Turning, by Christine Fry: You’ve asked me to tell you of the Great Turning Of how we saved the world from disaster. The answer is both simple and complex. […]

A Blessing for the New Year

(May you find inspiration and encouragement in this delightful blessing by Kayleen Asbo; may your new year unfold with much adventure and joy.) 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 […]

Weekly Quotes 2016

Courage Perserverance

1-4-16 Weekly Quotes: New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make You Happier (In a rare reversal (the resources posted on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve were actually more like quotes), this week’s quotes are actually a resource post from my colleague Christine Carter, posted through the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. Good wisdom, […]

Weekly Quotes 2015

Creating Change

1-5-15 Weekly Quotes: This Year, Live Your Life Fully Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Live your life and forget your age. – Norman Vincent Peale […]

Weekly Quotes 2014

1-6-14 Weekly Quotes: Reflections on Recovering from Busy-ness [A re-post from April 27, 2009; a way for me to recover from busy-ness] The tragedy with velocity as the answer to complexity is that, after awhile, you cannot see or comprehend anything that is not traveling at the same speed you are. And you actually start […]

Weekly Quotes 2013

1-1-13 Weekly Quotes: Prayer for a New Year Prayer for a New Year May you awaken to new beginnings With an openness of heart And a quickening of soul. May you step wholeheartedly into this new year, To appreciate its abundant sweetness and To embrace in faith its certain sadness. May you re-awaken hopes and […]

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