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Mindful Parenting in a Messy World

INTRO I’ve spent more than 20 years as a licensed marriage and family therapist helping scores of parents become better parents and hundreds of people recover from the less-than-optimal parenting they had received. What a delight to discover Mindful Parenting in a Messy World, Michelle Gale’s deftly delightful exploration of “living with presence and parenting […]

Mistakes and Failures – Learning and Growing

My new website launched last Wednesday. Oh my. Still working out the kinks. In the spirit of learning from mistakes and failures…. Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. – Tim McMahon * * * * * He who never made a mistake never made a discovery. – Samuel Smiles * […]

Being Yourself

(These quotes a follow-on to last week’s RRR post on “I’m Not Weird…I’m a Limited Edition”) Find out what is unique about yourself and get in touch with it. If you are able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is to try and get closer and closer to […]

Yoga is not about touching your toes

(A follow-on to last week’s Resources for Recovering Resilience article on Yoga and the Brain) Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down. – Jigar Gor * * * * * Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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