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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 […]

Not Power Over Others, But Power Over Self

(This week’s quotes are the third in a series following up on three Resources for Recovering Resilience posts on shifting out of the mindsets of the drama triangle of victim, rescuer, persecutor. This week’s quotes focus on the positive empowerment of self to stand up to the power-over of others.) You cannot control what happens […]

Choosing to Choose

(The second in a series of Weekly Quotes following up on the series of three Resources for Recovering Resilience posts on shifting out of the mindsets of the drama triangle of victim, rescuer, persecutor. This week’s quotes focus on the power of choice to shift one’s mindset, shift one’s life.) Catch the moment; make a […]

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 […]

Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Resilience

[Ooh, I’ve been teaching/traveling a lot this fall, so this newsletter will have a very different format this month. One of those teaching opportunities was giving a keynote address at the San Diego Psychological Association’s annual conference October 1, 2016. Part of that presentation was this article published that weekend in the Fall 2016 SDPA […]

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

I’m getting behinder and behinder. Carol Dweck’s paradigm-shifting book Mindset was first published 10 years ago. I read it in one cover-to-cover weekend last month. The research into the impact of our mindset on how we deal with failures, setbacks, disappointments, is as relevant for our resilience and well-being today as it was a decade […]

Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward, Bouncing Around

For me, it was just simply being rear-ended while driving through town, no real damage to either car, no apparent damage to me nor the very apologetic and gracious driver who hit me. But a few days later when a headache began that wouldn’t quit, my doctor diagnosed a concussion or “brain bruise” and ordered […]

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