Tag Archives: Flourish

“Bricolage….” … learning how to create…and re-create….a meaningful life….

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A few years ago, I had no idea that the work I did…teaching school….or any job… any career … contributed so “automatically” to a such a deep and varied sense of  “a deeply meaningful life”…in … Continue reading

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Nurturing courage: “It’s good to stand on my own 2 feet…”

~ nurturing  “courage” figuring out unfamiliar situations, going  new places, taking chances on trying new activities ~ ~ And for my pockets? “pocket cards” “Pocket Perspectives” encouragement….reassurance….nurturing independence ~ More images and  related ideas: to be independent, I might need … Continue reading

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Happiness…encouraging “flourishing” in ourselves and others…. on Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ ~ ~ Perhaps we each have our own ideas about what “being happy” may involve? For myself, it seems to involve  an ongoing sense of  “well being” or “contentment”. ~ Martin Seligman, the author of the book  Flourish, … Continue reading

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“98 Years Old and Still Writing!”…Happy 98th Birthday, Okie!

~ My remarkable 98 year old Aunt Okie has her own wordpress blog… with her continuing, insightful writing selections! And…a birthday!!!! ~ ~ Today… I changed the name of Okie’s blog from…. “97 Years Old and Still Writing: Okie’s Poems” … Continue reading

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Sometimes…it’s best to play…simply play…. Nurturing Thursday

~ Sometimes…it’s best to play…to simply play! ~ Inspired by… the play of animals… the play of children… the play of those around us… simply…play! ~ ~ sometimes, it’s easy to  forget how wonderful and important it is to play…to … Continue reading

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Beauty and grace…on the cusp of spring and summer

~ ~ Briones Regional Park, Northern California ~ ~ on the cusp ~ the mustard blossoms of spring…transitioning to the golden hills of summer beauty and grace ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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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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