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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 […]

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 […]

Aging Gracefully – Playfully

(I recently passed one of those milestones of life that reminded me I am getting old-er. Which turned my thoughts to how to age gracefully, playfully, even resiliently.) A great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle * * * * * They’re not […]

Good for the Heart, Good for the Brain

(In collecting these quotes about exercise, to resonate with last week’s post about Exercise Makes You Smarter, I was struck by how much this wisdom is ancient wisdom, neuroscience validating what people have known for centuries.) The truth is, that the craving for exercise is part of healthy human nature. – E. Warre, 1884 * * […]

Morning Report On My Immigrant Clothing

(Doug von Koss is a wonderful San Francisco Bay Area poet, and a more than awesome human being. I met him years ago at a poetry workshop where I learned to read a poem every morning along with eating my breakfast cereal – nourishing soul and body. Here’s his latest commentary on the state of our […]

Uncertainty in Changing Times

I’m currently reading Michael Lewis’s new book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, a fascinating exploration of the collaboration between two Israeli psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and their revolutionary discoveries that the human mind systematically makes errors when forced to make judgements in uncertain conditions. This undoing of everyone’s assumptions about […]

The Great Turning Our World Needs

(A poetic rendition of the waking up and showing up needed to create the changes we need to make in the coming challenging year.) The Great Turning, by Christine Fry: You’ve asked me to tell you of the Great Turning Of how we saved the world from disaster. The answer is both simple and complex. […]

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 […]

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