Category Archives: Personal Resiliency

New Mexico Soul Renewal Wilderness Retreat — Oct. 3-6, 2013

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” — John Muir How’s your soul doing these days? Finding the joy in life you crave? Living true to the truth of your inner knowing? Is it perhaps time … Continue reading

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Resilience: A Literature Review — a free Report

This gift from the Rockefeller Foundation:  Resilience: A Literature Review Patrick Martin-Breen and J. Marty Anderies / CUNY & Arizona State University / November 09, 2011 / Publications This is a great review of the scientific literature covering an expanse … Continue reading

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An Ancient Lineage Yet Alive in Your Heart

There is an ancient tradition yet alive in the lineage of every human on the planet of taking one’s body and mind and soul and going into the mountains or the deep forest or into the desert or to the … Continue reading

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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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