Gratitude Gatherings

Grat•i•tude (noun): The state of being grateful; a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation. Who Are You Grateful For? Your family, friends, teacher, client, colleagues? Do they know how grateful you are? Let’s celebrate people now and not wait until it’s too late! People need to hear these special comments when they are living. We celebrate…

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Book – The Brain that Changes Itself

In the past, it was believed that the brain was fixed and not able to be changed. Now there is a new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity, that is showing the brain can change its structure and function. In the book, the Brain that Changes Itself, Psychiatrist and Researcher Dr Norman Doidge shares stories from scientists,…

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Poem – Lost

This past week as I was teaching a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course I shared the following poem. It reminded me about the richness of the present moment we live in and sometimes when we feel lost, it is also about letting things find you. Thanks David Wagoner for writing such a beautiful poem! “Stand still.…

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Poem – Two Kinds of Intelligence

The following poem Two Kinds of Intelligence is by Rumi. I hope you in-joy it and it supports your remembrance and well-being! “There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired, as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts from books and from what the teacher says, collecting information from the traditional sciences as well…

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20 Anaïs Nin Quotes to Inspire Self-discovery

Anaïs Nin was a French-born novelist. In her writing she referred to her journey around self-discovery. I have put together twenty of the quotes that resonate around self-discovery for you to enjoy. Which one of the Anaïs Nin Quotes speaks to you the most? “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a…

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Poem – Do it Anyway

Sometimes life can be challenging – it takes strength and courage to walk a noble path. Occasionally you may think it would be easier  to not take responsibility, be honest, give or even be kind. However, before you do that you may like to read this poem by Mother Theresa called “Do it Anyway”. “People…

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Story – Stress Management

A great reminder about Stress Management. A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If…

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