Posts Tagged 'Courage'

Sips of Air

By Kerry Fantelli

There you have been
All these years
Hiding many, if not most parts of you
Taking in small sips of air so that others had enough
Helium puffs
That made your voice even smaller
Slowly drifting
Filled with gases of what you believed would make others love you
All that did was float you away from yourself
The ground of your slippery infant being
Then you started to learn, to grow, and slowly you refused to move
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WCAX Interview with One of Our Associates!

WCAX:”Across the Fence” Interview with One of Our Members!

Many of our Stone House practitioners are active in various community organizations. And…we are proud of ALL the community service that our associates perform.

Today our spotlight is on one of our members, Dr. Christine DiBlasio, who recently was interviewed on WCAX’s “Across the Fence” and featured in the Seven Days Newspaper for her participation as one of the founding members of a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being, safety and ...

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Letting Go…..Gently

Fall represents a special time of change. A fresh academic year begins for students, and many young adults head off to college. We have had two community members share their reflections about this transition. The first, a poignant piece by Cathy Catterson, can be found here.

The second, posted below for the first time, is a touching yet lighthearted reflection on the “empty nest” experience. Thank you to our community contributors!

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“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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Exercise…and the Brain!

Dr. Lisa Angstman, a colleague and friend of Stone House, has summarized excerpts from Dr. Ratey’s “must read” book titled: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain:

LIFE ENHANCING REASONS TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH EXERCISE:

Our culture wrongly treats the mind and body as if they are separate entities. To the contrary, a plethora of research within the last decade suggests the unitary nature of mind and body – it’s all one thing. The traditionally held belief ...

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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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