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Practice Making Choices – Do One Scary Thing a Day

Practice Making Choices – Do One Scary Thing a Day

As you move further into the new year, clarifying priorities, setting goals, making choices, you may run into the brain’s natural roadblock of “Wait a minute!  I’ve never done this before.  I’m not sure….”  This hesitancy is one way your higher brain makes sure you’re thinking things through clearly and making a wise choice. Whenever […]

How We Respond to Stressful Times Matters

How We Respond to Stressful Times Matters

The line “how we respond in stressful times matters” comes from Tara Brach, with these words: “With the holiday season upon us, many people are experiencing increasing demands on all fronts.  We’re also living with constant and disturbing headlines broadcasting deceit, greed and a fundamental lack of care for fellow beings.  How we respond to […]

How You Respond to the Issue…Is the Issue

How You Respond to the Issue…Is the Issue – Resources for Recovering Resilience

I’ve had time now to reflect on how I responded to dumping my computer in the ocean.  [See Giving Thanks – for Losses and Lessons] I can offer this summary of what I think helped most (to be included in The Resilience Handbook I’m writing now, forthcoming September 2018, New World Library); what I think […]

Gratitude Goulash

Gratitude Goulash Cover

[apropos of the sustenance offered by gratitude in a time of loss and uncertainty, from Gratitude Goulash that figured prominently in the coping with the mis-adventures of two weeks ago [see Thanksgiving Day post: Giving Thanks – for Losses and Lessons] :] TRUE NORTH That other compass you bought in the city is no good […]

Giving Thanks – for Losses and Lessons

[Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I have my own special reasons for being deeply, deeply thankful.] When I arrived in the Bahamas two Thursdays ago to teach four workshops at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Center, I arrived late, tired.  While stepping from the dock to the boat to go across the […]

The Resilience Workbook

The Resilience Workbook

INTRO My Resilience Handbook: Powerful Practices to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster, will be published by New World Library in September 2018. The Resilience Workbook: Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity by Glenn Schiraldi, PhD, was released by New Harbinger Publications in November 2017. The two books are different: Dr. Schiraldi’s background […]

Raising Resilience- Happy Families and Thriving Children

I know, we just looked at Mindful Parenting in a Messy World by Michelle Gale.  Here’s another spot-on and timely resource to help caring but overbusy parents foster healthy development and downright goodness in their children (and in themselves!). In Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children, psychologist Chris Willard blends his own […]

Gaining Perspective When the World Goes Off-Kilter

Right after 9/11, I got some sage advice from my meditation teacher James Baraz about how to cope with the sudden shock of so much loss and devastation in a world gone crazy with hatred and fear.  Just as wise and timely today for coping with the ongoing disasters in our world, natural and unnatural. […]

Trust Acting from Love in the Face of the Mess

[A follow-up to How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy] One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life. – E.M. Forster * * * * * Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in […]

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