Tag Archives: change

Transition

As I was slowly waking up this morning over a cup of hot coffee, it occurred to me how many of our pleasures are in the transitions. Both states of being are nice, but waking up is a different kind of pleasure than being awake. It’s nice to be warm, but it’s different than warming …

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Eat Move Speak Act

“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” ~Tara Stiles

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Never Too Late

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. When you flip the switch in that …

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And It Cripples Us

“Every cell in the body is continuously changing. Thoughts and emotions rise and fall away unceasingly. When we’re thinking that we’re competent or that we’re hopeless– what are we basing it on? On this fleeting moment? On yesterday’s success or failure? We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us. …

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Change Things Slightly

“As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly; you leave marks behind, however small. And in return life and travel leaves marks on you. Most of the time those marks on your body or on your heart are beautiful. Often though, they hurt.”  ~Anthony Bourdain

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Change

The artist, Debbie Tung, is on the web in many places, including HERE.

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Tiny Choices

“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. …

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Secret

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” I try to verify quotes before posting them.  I saw this quote attributed to Socrates, which didn’t really ring true to me.  It only took a few minutes of digging to discover that this …

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Self-Care

This essay by Brianna Wiest points out that escaping from a miserable life should not be a substitute for changing it, that self-indulgence and self-care are not synonymous:   Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing. It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and …

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Homeostasis

From The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon: Excuse me. This is not about protecting my friend. I’m a big fan of homeostasis. Do you know what that is? Penny: Of course not! Sheldon: Homeostasis refers to a system’s ability to regulate its internal environment and maintain a constant condition of properties like temperature or pH. Penny:  …

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Many Times

“The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.” ~Rumi

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Change

In 1955 John Wyndham published a novella titled The Chrysalids in the UK and Re-Birth in America.  It is not a religious text.  It is about post-apocalyptic mutants. But it’s also one of the best books about change– the inevitability of change and resistance to change– that I’ve read in a long time.  It really …

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