Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Over the river and through the wood”… Happy Thanksgiving to all…

~ A photo taken a few days ago…the Mountain Road, Sanbornton, New Hampshire…where my great grandfather lived many, many  long years ago…. near my grandparents’ home, where we went each Thanksgiving Day when I was a child.  And the  song … Continue reading

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” The DalaiLama

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sometimes, it might seem easy to access a sense of kindness. Other times, it seems, at least for me, a bit more “challenging.”  ( “whenever possible” seems to be my range… “always possible” is … Continue reading

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“For the tiniest moment in the great span of eternity…..you have the incomparable privilege to exist” … Bill Bryson

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Hang in there….not stopping now… humorous “pocket cards” supporting patience and persistence

~ A few years ago, I made some silly “hang in there” cards for kids in my classroom…. to encourage them to just keep going… to persist, even when things seem difficult….. to keep using calm, steady effort in each … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Choosing how we talk…

~ The page above  includes some criteria  that my family  and I try to  use when we are talking with each other. They’re called “wise” or “ethical” speech… ideas that are from the Buddhist tradition…and they’ve been so helpful in … Continue reading

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“Can I do anything about this?” …choosing how one might react to challenges or worries…

~ I recently read about a potentially effective way to look at “worrying”… (from The Worry Solution, by Dr. Martin Rossman ) to simply consider whether I CAN do something about a situation or problem… and if  I CAN, to … Continue reading

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We’re weaving our tomorrows… out of our todays…may we weave well…

~ Peter, Paul and Mary sang a song, Hurry Down Sundown, with a very insightful line in it…. “Weave me tomorrow, out of today” ~ ~ I like using that weaving “symbol” to develop a deeper understanding of everyday life … Continue reading

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