Category Archives: Borrowed Words

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Reflections

“As Hope Edelman puts it so well in her book Motherless Daughters: ‘Our mothers are our most direct connection to our history and our gender.’ By their presence or absence, the example they set or the lack of it, their … Continue reading

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Living What Counts

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Attention. Here and Now.

“The ego believes that through negativity it can manipulate reality and get what it wants. It believes that through it, it can attract a desirable condition or dissolve an undesirable one… ..whenever you are unhappy, there is the unconscious belief … Continue reading

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And now for those last few cobwebs…

“The first thing to remember is this: as long as you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional … Continue reading

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Less is More: Anthony Marco PAB2010

One of the many highlights of the fab PAB2011 experience was the wit, wisdom and warmth of Anthony Marco. While we await publication of the PAB2011 sessions, please enjoy his thought-provoking and experiential jolt from PAB2010, A Word is Worth … Continue reading

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Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith

I’ve been planning my PAB2011 Jolt. But I’m choking. Luckily, I remembered this sanity-saving advice from Julien Smith. Here’s a tiny taste…. Do things that you consider embarrassing. You must try this. Find your internal filters and break them, one … Continue reading

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Talk for Walking

I’m always pleased to hear that my blog has reached people. Especially those on their own versions of this journey. Today, I heard from Alex in London, England. She asked if I had any advice for post-treatment life. I thought … Continue reading

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Forget Regrets. Enjoy the Wondrousness.

The world, indeed the whole universe, is a beautiful, astonishing, wondrous place. There is always more to find out. I don’t look back and regret anything, and I hope my family can find a way to do the same. — … Continue reading

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Encore

A rallying cry from the reluctant hero of Zorgamazoo: Now, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win, but my Pop always told me: You never give in! And if he were here now, I know what he’d say: Morty, my son, … Continue reading

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I have dreams, Lindsay. Dreams…

Well, then, Tobias… follow those dreams. Make those dreams happen. — Tobias Funke, Visiting Ours Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but … Continue reading

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Personal Drainer

Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal. — Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail Let me ask you something. Is this a business decision, or is it personal? ‘Cause if it’s business I’ll go away happily. But … Continue reading

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Er… Maybe My Blog Should Just Redirect You To Julien’s

What’s great about the world of awesome is that it’s totally subjective. You don’t have to care about the ways I do it, and I don’t have to like yours. The main judge is yourself, and whether you like yourself … Continue reading

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Inertia Major

“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin (via Marcus Buckingham, The Truth About You)

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You Bet Your Life

“Every decision you make is one you should be comfortable betting on. If you’re not, you should be making different decisions.” Julien Smith — How to Waste Your Life (January 2011)

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Eureka!

“What is narcissism? It’s not what you think it is: It’s not ego. It’s not self-love. It’s self-loathing. Envy. Insecurity. Self-destruction. The key to understanding the narcissism myth is not that he fell in love with himself, but that he … Continue reading

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