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Resourcing, Reframing, and Rebuilding

The fires in northern California have burned out now; the winter rains have started.  Thousands of people are beginning to rebuild their homes, their businesses, their lives.  As everyone tries to rebuild when a natural disaster upheavals life as we knew it. As anyone tries to rebuild from a more personal crisis like a health […]

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, […]

Three Points to Steady You through Life’s Changes

At breakfast the other day, I commented to my friend Richard Miller, developer of yoga nidra, that when we’re going through a time of change and transition, as often happens for people at the turn of a new year, it’s helpful to remember an analogy from rock climbing: you keep three points steady on the […]

The Cure for Exhaustion is Wholeheartedness

One of my favorite resources for recovering resilience of all time comes from the poet David Whyte reporting a conversation he had with his good friend Br. David Stendl-Rast. David was burned out working in the non-profit world, hesitant to risk following his passion to become a full-time poet. David asked Br. David, “What’s the […]

Hanging Out with Healthy Brains

Dan Siegel, author of The Mindful Brain, once said at a conference focused on resilience and well-being, “Why are we all here at this conference today when we could be home learning everything we want to learn from a book? Because our brains learn better in the resonance, in the dialogue, with each other.” Because […]

Kindness and Connection

(These Resources for Recovering Resilience explore what I’ve come to call the 5 C’s of Coping: Calm, Compassion, Clarity, Connection, Competence. (Courage is certainly a part of resilience as well, and will be included in future posts.) The exercise below guides us in connecting with others through the core value or virtue of Kindness.) Kindness […]

Shit Happens…Shift Happens

Every moment brings a choice; every choice has an impact.– Julia Butterfly Hill I was deep in a worrisome thought one day, not paying enough attention to where I was walking, and I blithely stepped ankle deep into the wet cement of a freshly laid crosswalk. Ooh! Yuck! I was startled, then horrified, then inner […]

Breathing into Calm

Last week I had a temporary crown placed on a tooth that already had had a root canal. Officially, no nerve, no sensation in that tooth. But even with anesthetic to numb sensation in the neighboring teeth, I felt all kinds of poking and pulling and cold water and cold air. I didn’t want the […]

Hand on the Heart

(Having taught a workshop on The Neuroscience of Resilience and Renewal at Esalen last weekend, I can see how powerful the exercises offered in the e-newsletter are when people actually take the time to do them. Having turned in the book Bouncing Back to the publisher (to be published Spring 2013) I now have the […]

The Synergy of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy – Part Two

The October 2011 e-newsletter, The Synergy of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, looked at seven convergences (and three cautions) contributing to that synergy as the discipline of mindfulness – for training the mind to steady its capacities for attention, awareness, and insight – is now being welcomed into Western psychotherapies for its effectiveness in cultivating self-reflection and […]

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