Posts Tagged 'Compassion'

“A Broken Body Isn’t A Broken Person”

This Tedx video is truly inspirational. Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.

Some of my favorite quotes from her speech:

“It wasn’t until I let go of the life that I ...

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Daring Greatly…in Order to Live Wholeheartedly

This TedxTalk was sent in by a friend–coincidentally at the same time that I was reading a book by the same speaker on emotional risk taking, vulnerability, and living fully. View Dr. Brown’s presentation here . Below please find the TedxHouston write up of Dr. Brené Brown’s background (author of: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead).

Dr. Brené Brown is a ...

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Lessons From The Journey

Here is a contribution from an educator, friend and community member, Jennifer Coccetti. She reminds us of the importance of persistence, and shows us how the support of others can help us get through even the toughest of times. Her story also highlights the many lessons and gifts that come from our most difficult journeys. Thank you, Jen, for your inspirational story.

Two years ago, I began my journey. It all started with a bad case of the stomach flu ...

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Perspectives

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”—Anais Nin

Perspective.  It alters everything.

I have this sad, heavy heart feeling as my daughter returns to college for the remainder of her spring semester.   As I clean up the house, I can’t help but smile, thinking of how I will miss seeing her coat hanging over the dining room chair (no use for a closet!) and her belongings strewn across the couch.  I like the tidiness of the ...

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