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Planting Seeds of Intentions

Planting Seeds of Intentions

[The theme of January 2018 posts is Intention – Choice – Responsibility.  May these quotes reinforce the value of choosing your intentions for the coming year.] Happiness is not something ready-made.  It comes from your own actions. – HH the Dalai Lama The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions [and […]

A Fun Way to “Map” New Year Intentions

A Fun Way to

Last week’s post A Wise Way to Set New Year Intentions suggested you can cultivate the inner traits you aspire to live by, especially traits that will help you become more resilient in the coming year, by acknowledging the inner strengths you already have – cheerfulness, kindness, perseverance, spontaneity, etc.  Intentionally claiming these strengths or traits […]

Lost and Found

I temporarily misplaced my paper calendar last week. Panic ensued! No back-up calendar on my phone or computer. No way of knowing what appointments I had scheduled the next day or next week or ever. I know I’ve written a book on resilience, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have my own learning curve […]

Unwavering Confidence

(Yet another post from Happify Daily, an extraordinary resource on the science of happiness. I’ll be teaching the exercise I’ve included below in finding your Compassionate Voice at the venues I’ve included below. May these tools be useful to you and yours.) The Seven Secrets of Unwavering Confidence We’ve all had confidence-eroding events in our […]

The Promise of a Pencil

In The Promise of a Pencil, social entrepreneur Adam Braun tells his story of backpacking through Southeast Asia, Africa, and Central America in his 20’s, being blow away when he asked young children what they wanted more than anything in the world – “a pencil” – and being blown away again by the joy and […]

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, […]

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

I love it when resources I recommend are truly both practical and transformative. The ideas in Christine Carter’s The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and at Work are just such a resource. Christine is a well-respected sociologist at the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley and the happy, resilient mother of […]

More on Synchronicity

(By amazing coincidence or by awesome synchronicity, my friend Eve Siegel, who introduced me to Phil Cousineau and synchronicity, posted her own post on synchronicity last week. It’s a good one – a true Resource for Recovering Resilience. Enjoy! Linda) What is synchronicity­­ — and how can we use awareness of its appearances to take […]

Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on Our Path

My friend Dave Richo is a well-respected, even beloved, teacher and author of 15 books all pertaining in one way or another to resilience. Best known are How to Be an Adult in Relationships: Five Keys to Mindful Loving and The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them. Dave’s […]

Blessed with a Brain Tumor

It’s important to me that the resources offered here truly help us become more resilient – able to meet even the most difficult challenges of our lives with courage, compassion, and equanimity. Will Pye’s Blessed with a Brain Tumor: Realizing It’s All Gift and Learning to Receive is just such a resource. A dedicated student […]

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