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How You Respond to the Issue…Is the Issue

How You Respond to the Issue…Is the Issue – Resources for Recovering Resilience

I’ve had time now to reflect on how I responded to dumping my computer in the ocean.  [See Giving Thanks – for Losses and Lessons] I can offer this summary of what I think helped most (to be included in The Resilience Handbook I’m writing now, forthcoming September 2018, New World Library); what I think […]

Sense and Savor this Summer

The Sense and Savor Walk is a delightful to slow down and take in the beauty of nature all around us. I’ve included three very relevant poems/quotes and then the exercise, then another poem. May you find the serenity and peace in these words, in these practices, that restore your life energy for the life […]

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 […]

Three Simple Ways to Bring Awe into Your Life

(I love the simplicity of this AWE practice from Natalie Bell, a fellow Mindful Self-Compassion teacher in Los Angeles and a good friend.   May your day of thanksgiving be blessed with deeper Appreciation, Wonder, and Empowerment  as well as gratitude.) 3 SIMPLE WAYS TO BRING AWE INTO YOUR LIFE by Natalie Bell Would it […]

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 […]

Sense and Savor Walk

(I taught the Sense and Savor Walk below last weekend as part of the silent retreat of the Fall 2014 Mindful Self-Compassion course. What a delight to slow down…savor the silence and stillness in the company of like-minded souls…take in the beauty of a fog-lifting morning in the garden – hummingbirds, spider webs, the softness […]

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving Kindness Meditation

(I teach the practice of loving kindness meditation in my book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, in workshops for clinicians and lay people alike, and in my Deepening Joy and Mindful Self-Compassion groups. The article below posted in Huffington Post Live on September 29, 2014. More and more research data validating […]

Look Up

So many folks have forwarded me this link to Look Up, a witty, charming, provocative “rap” on social media. (Give them your love, don’t give them your “like.”) It’s a brief 5 minute video by Gary Turk that will make your day; 36 million views as of this post, and counting. The resource for recovering […]

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