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Holding Patterns

Stasis: a state or condition in which things do not change, move, or progress ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary Most of us go through periods of stasis in our lives. We get stuck in the groove of every day life, too caught … Continue reading

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Stuck in Frustration

“I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard in Either/Or I was looking for something else, and found this and said, “Yes!”  Lately … Continue reading

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How to Make Change

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Buckminster Fuller     I saw this quote on an Occupy Wall St. tweet today, so I appropriated … Continue reading

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Can’t Always be a Good Egg

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on … Continue reading

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To Everything There is a Season

“The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends.” ~ Sarah Jane Smith, Companion. As written by … Continue reading

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Change Comes from Within

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. (“Was wir innerlich erreichen, verändert die äußerliche Wirklichkeit”) ~ Otto Rank   Otto Rank, now forgotten by many, was a psychoanalyst and Freud’s closest assistant for many years. And while I was hoping … Continue reading

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Get Angry, But Then Use It!

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” ~ James Russell Lowell It took me forever today to find a quote that didn’t … Continue reading

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Teaching–Best and Hardest Gig Ever

“Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.”~Ann Richards Considering the woman was the governor of Texas, a state bigger than a number of countries, this is saying … Continue reading

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The Power of Resilience

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.” ~Elizabeth Edwards Edwards famously fought a brave battle against cancer while navigating a very public marriage to a politician and a very public … Continue reading

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Holding Back from Fear

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” ~ Rosa Parks Rosa Parks became an American hero because she knew what needed to … Continue reading

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