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Reflective Intelligence – Clear Seeing, Wise Choices

Reflective Intelligence hones your perceptions and responses to any event, any issue.  You can uncover and examine complex patterns of “thinking” that could derail your resilience and rewire them if you wish to. This week’s Resources post, Noticing What You’re Experiencing While You’re Experiencing It, introduced basic steps of mindfulness practice that are the foundation […]

Noticing What You’re Experiencing While You’re Experiencing It

“Noticing what you’re experiencing while you’re experiencing it” is senior meditation teacher Guy Armstrong’s very useful description of mindfulness, the foundation of the reflective intelligence we’ll explore in this month’s posts. Conscious awareness of what we’re experiencing – and our reactions to what we’re experiencing – is essential if we are to even notice that […]

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 […]

Hope While Rebuilding

[apropos of last week’s Resourcing, Reframing, and Rebuilding post, this poem arrived in my inbox within moments of completing that post.  Such synchronicity!] The Gates of Hope Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of Hope— Not the prudent gates of Optimism, Which are somewhat narrower Not the stalwart, boring gates of Common […]

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 […]

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