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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Greatest Gift...

"I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, to be understood and touched by them.  The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand, and touch another person.  When this is done I feel a contact has been made." - Virginia Satir -
A cup of coffee, a few words that speak to me--- knowing ...a soft smile will touch me later.  Am I ready to touch back?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Inside My Poem Book: Touch Somebody's Life Today

Inside My Poem Book: Touch Somebody's Life Today: "I was busy lately with the pick up and drop of my daughter to school.She is in her pre-kg and in a new environment ,so have to give her lots..."

Such a lovely site for wonderful poetry and serene background music.... enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010



My Caring2Create Art Party (above)... come if you can!

Calendar Print counselor artz

Calendar Print counselor artz

Getting close to 2011!!!... and even though we live One Day at a Time we can plan to view those future days on my new 2011 Calendar ABOVE...

For... November 5th - if your in my area don't miss the Caring2Create Art Party being held in Lakewood for "House of Hope" in San Pedro ... watch for the Event Mailing coming out tonight! 

Remembering: "Today is ... The Gift"

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Understanding “Real” Power (part 1 of 4) « Manager's Tips and Tools

Understanding “Real” Power (part 1 of 4) « Manager's Tips and Tools

It's Sunday... and, I can't think of a better post than this one from my friend and past colleague, Ray Gragg.  Anyone - any organization would benefit greatly from his work.  Check this out.... Remembering: "Today is the Gift"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gratitude ... Never Out of Style

Have a great day ....

"May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition." - Mahatma Gandhi -
 "The Very Best of Enya" ... I just bought this.  So relaxing....

Remembering: "Today is...The Gift"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Society for the Arts in Health Care

The Society for the Arts in Health Care: "November is Arts + Health Month

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Change... A Six Letter Word!

Good Morning...
"If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." - Mary Engelbreit -
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale -
"Know what's weird?  Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different." - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes -
Do you wish you had more time for you? "The Art of Extreme Self-Care" By Cheryl Richardson focuses on behaviors - one month at a time - to focus on.  It helps stop any cycles of self-betrayal and neglect from a lack of "self-care." Check it out ....

Remembering: "Today is...The Gift"

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Big Thank You ...

Thank you this morning for all the supportive e-mails I have received on today's newsletter mail-out.  All of your  support is very much appreciated.  One of the earliest (very early) - west coast time - came from Edward M. Diehl, President of Seabrook House, Inc. in Bridgeton, N.J... "What a great resource! Thanks for such a great idea."  Thanks again, Ed ... a better start to the day than my 1st cup of coffee! 

Remembering: "Today is ... The gift"

Let's Add Seven Action Steps Today...

Check out Sherry Gaba's new book "The Law of Sobriety... Attracting Positive Energy for Powerful Recovery." 

No matter the addiction - she shows how using seven action steps that she details, recovery from addiction becomes about the new life to be embraced instead of about the addiction itself; and, gives anyone in recovery, and their counselors, the real tools necessary to create and maintain sobriety through purpose and a meaningful life.

Sherry Gaba, LCSW is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker and Life Coach on VHI's Celebrity Rehab.  Along with Dr. Drew Pinsky, M.D (Celebrity Rehab), and Melody Beattie (author Codependent No More) - I recommend this positive and inspiring book.

Remembering: "Today is ... The Gift"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

About Character on a Sunday Morning...

Notes from the universe...
"Actually, it's easier to accept others, than to change them.  It's wiser to understand them, than to get angry.  And, most of the time - it's more fun to love 'em, than to leave 'em." - The Universe - Tut's Adventurer's Club -
"The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and - from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton -
John Bradshaw's book, "Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reasons" is a book about reclaiming our virtue, integrity and "emotional" intelligence.  In this field, the importance of "ethical action-taking" is paramount and I found this book helpful and important,.

Bottom line ... " The true measure of a man (or woman) is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good!" - Ann Landers -

Remembering: Today is ... The Gift.
Enjoy your day.... Pat