Thursday, December 29, 2011

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor; hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we see people as they are, we make them worse. If we see people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Do they know it's Christmas Time

This video came out in 1984.  27 years later - I still feel a huge amount of sadness for Africa when help is available but cannot get through.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Social Etiquette Questions Answered

I listened to this show last night on NPR after teaching.  So many questions come up of how to handle situations with facebook, cell phone, texting.  Philip Galanes is a weekly advice columnist for the New York Times and he graduated from UNC in 1984

Social Etiquette Interview on Fresh Air/NPR

Monday, December 5, 2011

From Your Heart

We are not the person other people wish we were. We are who we decide to be. 

Paulo Coelho

Sunday, December 4, 2011

‎"If yoga is meant to be a life long commitment to inner peace it behooves yoga practitioners to practice as much as they can. If you only practice when it is convenient or when you feel good then yoga is more of a hobby then a lifestyle. But sincere spiritual practice has never been a leisurely activity if it is to produce the results of awakening. True spiritual practice is an unbroken commitment to do everything it takes to see the deepest truth there is. It is not something you can choose to look at only on Monday and Wednesday for an hour and pretend it does not exist for the rest of the week." Kino MacGregor