Quote for Intentional Living: 8/21/13


   Quote for Intentional Living

How do you think about Time?

mans hand holding melting clockhttp://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=1989

Dr. Zimbardo  gives an entertaining and informative talk on how we conceptualize and organize time.  I think you’ll enjoy this, and learn something useful that you can apply to your understanding of yourself and how you approach everyday life.


Quote for Intentional Living- 4/16/13


Quote for Intentional Living

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”

 Theodore Rubin

Don’t waste the sweetness of life.


Quote for Intentional Living

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.

Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

Louise Erdrich

Originally posted on Tools for Intentional Living - Dr. J. Nickens:

Signs of past relationships, in the form of permanent tattoos, can be troublesome.

During the past several years I’ve noticed an increase in the number of clients who declare their regret at having gotten a tattoo of a lover’s name.   These range from a male client who had a girlfriend’s name – complete with roses and hearts  – scrawled down his entire right arm, to a young woman who had a partner’s name inked in a large sweeping arc across her lower (no, a little lower) back .

Both had regrets, because of negative stereotypes they’d had to confront.

The young man wanted to stop explaining to everyone why the name on his arm was not that of his current girlfriend.   People wondered if he had been drunk when he got tattooed, and asked endless questions aboutthe immortalized girl, who he now was trying to forget.  It was embarrassing to his …

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A distant fire… 9/04/12

Quote for Intentional Living

“We are all glowing embers of a distant fire.”

Alicia Lemke

… and if you’re not sure if this is true, watch this.


Oh, the comfort-

Sent to me by a thoughtful client who grew beyond her own expectations, and shared with me this poem of quiet and heart-felt thanks.

And thank YOU.

 Oh, the comfort -

The inexpressible comfort -

of feeling safe with a person,

Having neither to weigh thoughts,

Nor measure words –

but pouring them all right out –

just as they are –

Chaff and grain together –

Certain that a faithful hand

Will take and sift them –

Keep what is worth keeping –

and with the breath of kindness

Blow the rest away.

You too can find this quiet understanding, perhaps first with a qualified and dedicated therapist if need be, and then with others in your life.

 Call today and make an appointment to find an easy ear and a generous heart to listen and reflect with you.


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