This month was a blur. It’s hard to believe we are already into month 3 of 2016. I swear time is speeding up with age. It was a month of trips, hockey games, and a front yard transformation — from grass to drought tolerant.
Things take the time they take. Don’t
How many roads did St. Augustine follow
before he became St. Augustine?
— Mary Oliver
What This is Not
This is not just surprise and pleasure.
This is not just beauty sometimes
too hot to touch.
This is not a blessing with a beginning
and an end.
This is not just a wild summer.
This is not conditional.
— Mary Oliver
“Though bias seems like bad news all around, it’s a basic human trait. It’s part of our wiring for survival, explains psychiatrist and professor Daniel Siegel, codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center….The point is not to get rid of bias altogether — an impossible mission — but to get to know what biases we hold, acknowledge the damaging aspects, and learn to see, and do, things differently. — Karin Evans Unconscious Bias: Fear Less, Love More In Mindful Magazine, August 2015
“Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give it the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.”
— Parker Palmer
“When the satisfaction or security of another person becomes as significant to one as is one’s own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists.” — H. S. Sullivan
Songs on Repeat Mode:
Beautiful Addiction by Nate Feuerstein
7 Years — Lukas Graham
Hold Me Down — Halsey
Alone Together — Fall Out Together
Ugly Love — Griffin Peterson
On My Nightstand
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
The Meaning of Marriage Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
The Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work by John Gottman with Nan Silver
Felicity by Mary Oliver