Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

“Park…visitation soared after 9/11. The experience of nature confers a sense of sanity. It bestows a spiritual calmness that helps people cope.” – Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks   This article will go live while we’re packing the cars for an annual family camping trip (thank you technology!) and that yearly sojourn has [Continue]

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Dr. Victor Frankl I’ve been intrigued by Six Word Stories—simply conveying as clear a story as possible in six words—for years. There’s something about the challenge of [Continue]

A Reed in the Storm

A Reed in the Storm

“A person should always be flexible like a reed and shouldn’t be hard like a cedar tree.” -Rabbi Netziv, quoting the Gemara (wisdom)  of Taanis (Jewish Scripture) I could write an article about the Sandy related difficulties of my family’s life. But I’m not going to.*  Sandy–Frankenstorm, Superstorm, Whoregoddes, whatever—screwed us all. If you are [Continue]

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” -Dale Carnegie, motivational speaker and author of How To Win Friends & Influence People Her smile was still that of a child. Cherubic, bright-eyed. Recently homeless, she had been molested and raped on the streets of Philadelphia after running away from an abusive [Continue]

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