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Riding the Waves in Relationships

This month’s posts on relational intelligence have explored skills necessary to ride the waves in relationship so that we can better ride the waves in our lives.  This week’s quotes explore the necessity – and the challenges – of that dance. Relationship is an art.  The dream that two people create is more difficult to […]

Many Forms of Love Essential to Relational Intelligence

May and June posts will focus on Relational Intelligence – strengthening our capacities to relate skillfully to ourselves and engage skillfully with others – with open-heartedness, trust, and joy. This week’s quotes offers a unique perspective on engaging with the world with resilience and with love in a different format, the article “The Other Kind […]

A Loving Day in the Neighborhood

I was well into college and adulthood by the time Fred Rogers began inviting television viewers into his neighborhood and teaching children for 33 years how special and lovable they were, just as they were. I saw a documentary the day of this writing, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” [to be released in theaters June […]

A Mature View of Love for Valentine’s Day

This beautiful poem by Mark Nepo expresses much of what we can long for, stretch our hearts for, aspire to bring into the world, however and with whomever you celebrate the heights and depths of loving. Accepting This By Mark Nepo Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great […]

A Four-Week Plan to Reset Your Child’s Brain by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time

In the June 16, 2016 post on Reset Your Child’s Brain, I promised to devote the July 2016 newsletter to the 4-week program that psychiatrist Victoria Dunckley, M.D. has developed to reverse the impact of too much electronic screen time on the developing vulnerable brain in children and teenagers. Here’s a re-statement from that post […]

Reclaiming Conversation

We live in a technological world in which we are always communicating and yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. We turn away from each other and toward our phones.  We are forever elsewhere.  But to empathize, to grow, to love and be loved, to take the measure of ourselves or another, to fully […]

Weekly Quotes 2016

Courage Perserverance

1-4-16 Weekly Quotes: New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make You Happier (In a rare reversal (the resources posted on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve were actually more like quotes), this week’s quotes are actually a resource post from my colleague Christine Carter, posted through the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. Good wisdom, […]

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 […]

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