Relationships

Getting to 10: Poised All of the Time

A friend who took the poise assessment available to readers of this blog told me that she scored 9—one point away from a perfect score.  A score of 10 on…

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My Teeth and Jesus

Phizzog       by Carl Sandburg This face you got, This here phizzog you carry around, You never picked it out for yourself at all, at all—-did you? This here phizzog—-somebody handed…

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Soaring

  One of my granddaughters, Madeline Hubbard, started a correspondence with me when she was 17 years old and still in high school.  We wanted to write a book together…

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Our Angry Country

    The stats are in: our fellow citizens are angry and even loonier than they were a year ago. NBC’s Meet the Press reported yesterday the results of national…

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Making the Big Turn into the Poised Life

Warriors face the oncoming time.  Normally, we face time as it recedes from us.  Only warriors can change that and face time as it advances on them.   Carlos Castaneda, The…

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Get Rich by Imitating the Universe: Bonding and Building the Teams of Your Life

What we long for is profound intimacy of relationship.  Our human imagination brought something radically new to Earth’s life; the capacity to experience the world from another’s perspective. Brian Swimm…

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To Awaken, We Need Feedback, Lots of It

“In any spiritual teaching, there is only one thing that is being taught–awakening.”                        Eckhart Tolle We are in a stage of human evolution that values feedback…

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Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Some People in Your Life?

Some of our relationships are toxic and leave us depleted. But we don’t seem able to pull the plug, even though we should. When we fail to pull the plug,…

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To Shake Things Up, We Need High Quality Talk

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.   Pema Chodron Human beings are talking, and talking, and talking. Our species,…

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Friendships Come with a Poised Life

You can go without marriage, or justice, or honor, but friendship is indispensable to life.     David Brooks, “Startling Adult Friendships,” NY Times, 9.18.14 If friendship is indispensable to life, lots…

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