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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 […]

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 […]

Judy Collins treated her depression

Even in the busiest of lives, a few precious moments of meditation can have a profound and lasting effect. Take some time for yourself today, and ponder the wisdom of the ages about meditation.) You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy – then you should sit for […]

Novelty, Curiosity, Experimentation, Learning

(In the spirit of last week’s post on “New and Novel Experiences Promote Brain Health,” these quotes honoring novelty, curiosity, experimentation, as pathways to learning.) I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. – Eleanor Roosevelt […]

Adversity and Resilience

(A timely follow-up to the March 2017 Resources for Recovering Resilience series on Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth.) The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. – Bernard M. Baruch * * * * * There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. – Michel de Montaigne * * * […]

Re-framing toward Positive Meaning for Post-Traumatic Growth

Today is the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the earth exquisitely poised between equal hours of darkness and light.  The season will tip into longer days and warmer days, bringing the benevolent re-leafing of trees and the sweet blossoming of flowers.  And the re-awakening of hope, renewal, and optimism in the human spirit – […]

Weather Difficult Times: Be Kind, Compassionate and Tough!

[My article below, minus all the marvelous illustrations and layout, appeared in the December 2016 issue of Mindful magazine, a wonderful compendium of resources for mindful living. May it be useful to you and yours.] Weather Difficult Times: Be Kind, Compassionate and Tough! by Linda Graham, MFT When things are at their worst, we have […]

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, […]

The Hidden Intelligence of Our Emotional Brain

(This week’s resource is a wonderful, wonderful article called “Navigating Life Using the Hidden Intelligence of Our Emotional Brain.” Excerpted and adapted by Rick Hanson’s also wonderful resource The Wise Brain Bulletin. I’ve done several trainings with the co-author Bruce Ecker, co-director of the Coherence Psychotherapy Institute and have incorporated techniques from his trainings and […]

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