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Bardo
Thursday, April 09, 2020      27 comments

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba
rdo This morning in my Globe I read a short article about an inspiring Toronto emergency doctor who's the wellness leader in his hospital and who posts a daily video to support his team. He ... Read more
Thank You!!
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      25 comments

I felt immeasurably buoyed and supported by your kind messages yesterday wishing me a happy birthday. Thank you!! The work pace continues to be relentless with lots of awkwardness slowing down accomplishment of the simplest tasks -- but I... Read more
The Triumph of Hope Over Experience!!
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      45 comments

Yes, it was Samuel Johnson quoted by his biographer James Boswell who said that about second marriages!! And . . . I've seen lots of second marriages (including my own) which fully justify and even exceed that hope. So the responses to... Read more
A Life-Changing Experience
Monday, April 06, 2020      34 comments

From my Globe this morning (a personal essay by a Vancouver doctor who was infected with COVID-19 while skiing in Austria, and has since self-isolated and recovered): "When you have a life changing experience, let it change your life." ... Read more
The Battle Metaphor
Sunday, April 05, 2020      28 comments

If you are self-isolating from COVID-19 related articles, this is not the blog for you . . . so please just skip it. You're not a captive cashier at a check out! No worries if you are a regular commentator here: I'm exploring an idea or two wh... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Susan Pinker and Cashier Chat
Saturday, April 04, 2020      43 comments

Dr. Susan Pinker is the psychologist whose research on social connection has underscored how important face-to-face interaction is to longevity. Women have lived longer than men in almost all societies because, even in a digital age, they... Read more
Totally Stucked Up!
Friday, April 03, 2020      31 comments

Oh yeah. Yesterday was a totally stucked up day . . . . and yes, I know that's not grammatical but by "stucked up" I mean in the sense of being stuck . . . as per yesterday's blog. Never have I appreciated my wonderful work colleague... Read more
The Givens
Thursday, April 02, 2020      27 comments

www.michaelneill.org/tal
ks/getting-unstuck/ This link is to an old (2016 or so) and L-O-N-G video recording a conversation between Michael Neill and George Pransky about feeling stuck. And what it takes to get "unstuck... Read more
A Place in the Choir
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      31 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
-iP27eatYxE My dear sister sent me this link this morning . . . how remarkable to see people in an audience shoulder to shoulder clapping!! But the message hasn't changed -- each of us has... Read more
Why Not to Panic About The Coronavirus
Tuesday, March 31, 2020      34 comments

/www.youtube.com/watch?v
=sDBHGFDb7iY Yes, this short video by Michael Neill (link sent to me by a Sparkie friend) is something I found really useful. It won't tell you anything you don't already know. But that's... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bricolage!
Monday, March 30, 2020      29 comments

Using whatever comes to hand . . . that's one definition of this French-origin word. And yeah: very much what we're doing in so many areas of our lives right now. Experimenting with getting our work done in new and different ways wit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts SOOOOOOOOO Muddy!!
Sunday, March 29, 2020      29 comments

Yes I've always loved e e cummings' celebration of this time of the year, when it's "Just spring" and there are lots of mud-luscious puddles: in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles fa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying Positive?
Saturday, March 28, 2020      49 comments

Yes, I'm naturally a cheerful and optimistic person . . . annoyingly so, I've been told more than once!! So, what about "staying positive" during COVID-19? Truth is, I've decided to stop efforting and achieving and leash yanking about ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Scrubbing the Floors!!
Friday, March 27, 2020      33 comments

I was giggling a bit today at the posting of a Sparkie Friend grateful for indoor plumbing!! My grandfather's house had a backyard privy . . . up the hill on a board walk. No worries about toilet paper shortage . . . my goodness, such a ridicul... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tete a Tete!
Thursday, March 26, 2020      34 comments

These mini bunching daffodils are a variety called tete a tete -- head to head. No social distancing required!! And they bloom so cheer... Read more

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