Focusing Curiosity on Integrity

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“Gentle curiosity has a mysterious way of opening hearts; alternatively, harsh judgment tends to close them. “   I describe myself as a person who loves to garden. And there’s lots of evidence from my past that supports that statement. At the same time, curiously, when we moved to Austin, we elected to live in a condominium with only patio space for gardening. Also curious is the fact that presently most of my plants are dying. As Alice says, “Curiouser and … [Read more...]

Self-compassion and regret

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"I have learned from wiktionary that regret is just intense grief" I’ve had more than one run in with the painful emotion of regret this week. I said some unkind words of judgment that I wanted to take back shortly after they came off my tongue. I unnecessarily criticized a very valid approach in a conversation with a colleague because I had another strategy. I remained silent when I should have spoken up as my husband and I were considering a sales pitch…. We bought the product … [Read more...]


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