Category Archives: Self-actualization

Genes, Psyche and Soma

Part of learning to love ourselves is appreciating our own miraculous body, not just externally, but what is much more interesting and truly awesome to me, internally, as complex body chemistry generates internal messages that reach every necessary cell. The … Continue reading

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Poetic Relief

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” ~ Rita Dove If you don’t write poetry, you are missing a great opportunity.  The other day I greeted my wife at the back door and then put away several … Continue reading

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Where’s Home?

Show me a man who cares no more for one place than another and I will show you in that same person one who loves nothing but himself. ~ Robert Southey As I stepped of the plane after a recent … Continue reading

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Inspiration

“Inspiration comes from theHeart of Heaven to give the lift of wings, and the breath of divine music to those of us who are earthbound.” ~ Margaret Sangster When I speak to respiratory therapists the words inspiration and inspire relate … Continue reading

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Teachers

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. ~ Taoist Saying The Sufi poet Rumi said, “Criticism polishes my mirror.” He taught me that everyone is my teacher.  If you are trying to be a better human being, then look … Continue reading

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Be a Coach

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,but small ones surround us daily. ~ Sally Koch We all need coaches, someone to point out our errors in technique, improve our skills, and not take credit when we do something well.  A … Continue reading

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Quantity and Quality

“It’s choice—not chance—that determines your destiny.” ~ Jean Nidetch Quantum physics awakened me to the nature of life and the true relationship between quantity and quality.  One normally thinks of a quality product, like a fine automobile, as being desired … Continue reading

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Feelings

If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. `~ Gospel of Saint Thomas Our … Continue reading

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Disciples

Disciple to a philosophy, disciple to a set of principles, disciple to a set of values, disciple to an overriding purpose, to a super-ordinate goal or a person who represents that goal…You are a disciple, a follower, of your own … Continue reading

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Senior Moments

To be seventy years young is sometimes more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes There are benefits to aging that include discounts and other privileges, but for me the greatest gift is being … Continue reading

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