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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 […]

Take a Break – Relax and Play

5-8-17 Weekly Quotes – Take a Break – Relax and Play Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, not solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. – Maya Angelou * * * * * There is virtue in work […]

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, […]

Unlocking Your Natural Anti-Depressants

We probably all know people who struggle with depression and how much that struggle can live in the shadows of our culture. Here’s a fabulous new resource that can help people unlock the five natural anti-depressants in the brain: mindfulness, compassion, purpose, play, and developing confidence. It’s a new book by my colleague Elisha Goldstein, […]

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 […]

Changing the Wallpaper

My friend Lynn shared with me the phrase from her German-born mother “die Tapeten wechseln”….translating roughly “to change the wallpaper” meaning roughly to find leisure and wellness in a change of environment, going for a walk to clear the mind, going on vacation to allow new sights and sounds to shift your perspective. Changing the […]

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 […]

Taking the Leap

The title of Pema Chodron’s book Taking the Leap inspired this year-end e-newsletter. We’re on the cusp of 2012 transitioning into 2013. Some folks believe we’re also at the end of one long era and at the beginning of another. Certainly, as I turned in the final edits/proofreading of Bouncing Back a few weeks ago, […]

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