Category Archives: Personal Resiliency

Everyone can use more tangerines and kisses

Pissy moods come and go. Everyone can use more tangerines and kisses. Continue reading

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There is Something Wrong with Here

I returned to the pleasure of
a snuggle while the tea seeped
thinking too of the invitation’s return
“You’re scratchy,” she tells me now Continue reading

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Most Inspiring Email of 2010

I was in a pissy mood yesterday so… Continue reading

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From Tragedy to Triumph: Resiliency Inspirations for the Journey

“They rarely saw themselves as victims. Instead, they focused on one of two great skills: creativity or the ability to connect to others.”

It is in numerous nuggets such as this that the book finds its practical applications, beyond serving as inspiration. We all find ourselves in need of inspiration at times, and studying the lives of those who have found their way through the extremes of adversity is a worthwhile and enlightening way to rediscover it. The book leaves me feeling, “If they can do it, I can too!” Continue reading

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When Neurobiology and Culture Conflict: Finding Our Way From Here

This is a story of identity that can be rewritten in each of our spirits, minds and bodies as we come to experience and know and identify our self—with Life itself, with nature. Inherent within this new-yet-ancient story is a biognosis, the moist intimate wisdom-knowledge of Life, of our place within it. It is a story that each of us must claim for ourselves if we are to know and embody the birthright of our own belonging and the resiliency of nature as our own. Continue reading

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The Science and Varieties of Gratitude

To receive gratitude into one’s life in this way is not, from my perspective, not so much ‘giving’ gratitude as it is a courageous willingness to perceive life from a spirit of ‘thankfulness’, no matter what. Continue reading

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Music as ‘religion of resilience’

“Music is my religion… Music is God… Hatred breeds only hatred. When you look at the good side of life, everybody loves you. When we are so old… only… are we aware of the beauty of life.” Continue reading

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The Texas Rangers’ Misunderstanding of Resiliency

Two simple and yet profound strategies to increase the resiliency of any team or person. Continue reading

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Enhancing Resiliency Through Nature: Part 1

Spending time in natural settings is clearly a life-affirming path to strengthening our resilience. Research confirms that as little as 15 or 20 minutes a day can make a significant difference in your life, not only in your sense of vitality but also in your social intelligence. Consider what two, three or more days in a wild setting might do! Continue reading

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One Coffee Shop Lady Told Another…

Your deep true Self
Arises out of, and is itself
Nothing less than wonder
mystery and awe, the stillness
and the silence
From which you run Continue reading

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