Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Guangualez”…encouraging “being” a strong, capable, independent woman

About 15 years ago, a woman who had been in the Peace Corps in Africa used this word…”Guangualez”….a word that she explained was used to describe the many strong, capable, independent African women with whom she had worked… ~ For … Continue reading

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It’s good to stand on one’s own two feet…courage, independence, persistence, resilience

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“A bird does not sing because it has an answer…it sings because it has a song…” learning to sing our songs

I saw the following quote on The Incredible Lightness of Seeing….a wonderful photo blog ~ ~ Isn’t that a wonderful reminder? ~ ~ And…a slight variation on the words of  a song from the 1970’s…. a song that was sung … Continue reading

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The Incredible Potential….creating a slide show… “left” brain creates for “right” brain

wow! talk about the potential of the human mind…. and learning to use and coordinate both left brain and right brain I JUST figured out how to make a slide show using some of the various images… from the previous … Continue reading

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The incredible potential of the human mind…left brain, right brain…. appreciating and using both “sides”

Wow…look what I just found! (on Virginia Stevenson’s Pinterest board) Isn’t that image amazing?!?!… the colors, lines and energies in both images But… …EVEN MORE AMAZING… is the incredible potential …of the human brain… ….of the human mind…. For each … Continue reading

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“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us, something is valuable…” eecummings

A special quote from e.e. cummings….. the very, very precious role of friends, family members, mentors, partners, teachers… ~ Someone helping to reveal those attributes is so precious, so special, so important… but to go several steps further… so very, … Continue reading

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“If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top”…. a Zen saying… ideas and materials for setting motivation

I saw this quote, “If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top” in a post titled  “Begin at the Top,”  on Thomas Craig’s blog Zen Revolution…I highly recommend linking to that post and reading those ideas…. here … Continue reading

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