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Jeanne Supin
flinging ideas over the edge.
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Eager to hear how it goes! I've not attended but it's definitely been on my radar. So let me know. And thanks!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2013 on Gathering 2.0 at BeautyDialogues
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So beautiful ... thank you.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2011 on Aspen Medicine, Taos at BeautyDialogues
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It didn't take long for the guy next to me on the train to ask if I was pretty liberal. He was merely confirming the obvious, as we amicably disagreed on several current lightning rods: health care reform, sustainable energy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at not so grounded
Hi Annemarie, I can't begin to speculate why different folks can or can't be vulnerable - I can barely figure out why I have trouble with vulnerability when I do. But your thoughts seem pretty compelling, especially when you suggest that beneath anger, violence and depression may lie deep wounds that deserve our compassion and love, rather than disgust. Decades ago I worked in juvenile court and child welfare at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic. I learned the addicted mothers who were losing their kids had experienced traumas in their own childhoods; almost all had be sexually abused and/or were raised by parents with active alcoholism or drug addictions, were neglected, many physically abused. Psychologists found these mothers -- despite their chronological adult age -- had emotional ages of around 8-9 years old. Those facts completely altered my perceptions of the courts and child welfare scene. The judge assumed she was talking to a grown woman about the steps necessary to get her kids back -- get a job, find a stable apartment, stay in treatment. But, in fact, the woman standing before that judge was emotionally as immature as any normal 3rd grader, still confused, battered and longing for the adults to take care of her, for the world to feel safe & make sense. We are always accountable for our own thoughts, actions, words and decisions. (And I do believe each of us can find ways to soften our own selves, open up to safe vulnerability in ways that feel good.) But before passing judgment on others -- or offering either punishment or help -- it's best if we know where they're coming from. Thanks. Jeanne
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2011 on Brene Brown at not so grounded
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Tonight on HBO, a documentary about Gloria Steinem. And, so, an excuse to post my interview with her (such a cool gift!) for All About Women (For some reason the magazine took offline the first several years of issues.) From... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at not so grounded
Message to a friend who just showed up in my dream ... life is supposed to feel good, feel blissful in fact, if we actually allow such things. Love, too, but that goes without adding. Even change or growth or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at not so grounded
Thanks!
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This is the coolest 7 minutes & 51 second worth of info. [And here's the TED link for those of you who don't receive the embedded video.] Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at not so grounded
Besides the obvious personal implications for Alden and his fellow middle schoolers, my mind is popping with all sorts of other contexts ... for my therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist colleagues: similar self-paced, interactive video, private & blissfully personal learning for those... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at not so grounded
Perhaps it's a sign of success, instead? That the depth, soul and vibration of the conversation suddenly exceeded the existing technological amps? Or the richness of the full community could no longer stay contained within the designed small groups, a weird kind of breaking through the veil? I'm so sorry I couldn't be on, but eager to access the mp3 or transcript, look forward to the next one, and so grateful for your efforts!
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2011 on The Times We Are Preparing For at BeautyDialogues
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Living fully in the present moment is far more disorienting than advertised. Don’t get me wrong – I feel great. But I have lost my familiar landmarks. When unconstrained by time and space, my boundaries bleed seamlessly into some universal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at not so grounded
Hi David, Loved your comment that I talk about energy work as if it were real -- I do I do I do believe it's real (which can make for entertaining conversations, particularly with my scientific and physician friends!) Sounds like you have an excellent massage practice and clientele. I know several other massage therapists who share similar approaches -- with exceptionally loyal & enthusiastic clients. I don't get the resistance, frankly. But then there are so many things about modern life I don't understand. Thanks for reading & keep in touch.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2011 on The Stuff We Should Talk About at not so grounded
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A writer recently interviewed my niece, Lindsey, for a magazine feature about an inspiring young woman who transformed after a harrowing experience. (Quick recap for the uninitiated, October 2009 Lindsey – barely 20 -- and her boyfriend were robbed, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at not so grounded
Congratulations! Unfortunately I'm scheduled elsewhere on April 1 -- can folks access a recording, even if I can't participate? And I'm so looking forward to future Conversations. Thanks so much for leading this initiative!
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Starting my (free) virtual book club Monday. Come join (and help me figure out how to navigate an online conversation with 100 folks!). This week we're talking about Patrick Lencione's work. Next week, Bill Clinton's book Giving. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at Watauga Consulting
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John's Art Show Friday Night: In a turn of unexpected, divinely-inspired (and less than a week) events, Renee Furman, brand new owner of Boone's Gladiola Girls (as in today is her 2nd day), is proud to be hosting the first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at not so grounded
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I'm a parent, not a teacher, but recently joined the debate about conflicting merits of external rewards and intrinsic motivation. (As always, complaining about stifling systems, not the fabulous teachers constrained by them.) My daughter, Maddy, attended a Montessori school... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at not so grounded
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I'm hosting a free virtual book club, sponsored by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare to highlight the keynote speakers at the Council's annual conference in May. We'll be reading President Bill Clinton's Giving, leadership fables by Patrick Lencione and works that blend memoir and advocacy in mental health... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Watauga Consulting
I'm hosting a free virtual book club, sponsored by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare to highlight the keynote speakers at the Council's annual conference in May. We'll be reading President Bill Clinton's Giving, leadership fables by Patrick Lencione... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at not so grounded
Some very gracious words of support from Dave Parnin, Muskegon County Mental Health (MI) after the February 2011 Middle Management Academy. (Excuse the background noise!! First try with my newest camera). Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Watauga Consulting
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photo: John Lee Just discovered life coach Tara Mohn and loved her suggestion to forget mundane answers to the inevitable "What do you want to do tonight?" and instead shoot the moon. Doesn't have to be something outrageous or unique,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at not so grounded
Love this!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2011 on Intelligent Cooperation at BeautyDialogues
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Thanks for your comment and I enjoyed looking around your site - very cool work. I've been hooked on homeopathy since my daughter was a toddler (now she's 18) and this little sugar pill immediately cured an ear infection resistant to 3 previous antibiotics. Even her pediatrician marveled at the results. I've since studied homeopathy and many other energy healing systems. (I have a couple of other related posts under "alternative route" category). The marketing disaster (great description!)? It's a different paradigm and philosophy; there's no concept or language for energy in Western medicine. Western medicine doesn't incorporate energy systems, anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment ... it just doesn't fit so it's understandably really hard to incorporate or understand it. Makes it difficult for energy systems to shove into current double-blind study designs, too, since energy treatments are far more individualized, tailored and non-diagnosis driven. Plus, I find just as some meds don't work with some folks, some energy treatments don't work with some people. My daughter & I have fabulous luck with homeopathy, but some friends have no success at all. And finally, the thing that makes energy treatments so magnificent is also the thing that turns them into marketing disasters: the right remedy is so subtle, so gentle, so profound that it leaves me without any memory of having the problem in the first place. It's not just that my allergies subsided; it's as if I never had allergies in the first place. Which makes it really easy to forget or dismiss that perhaps it was those little, inconsequential sugar pills that did the trick.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2011 on Getting Unclaustrophobic at not so grounded
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Returned safe & sound from Michigan (brrrrrr...!) and a great week conducting The National Council's Middle Management Academy. Here's a graduation photo. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Watauga Consulting
Da Capo by Jane Hirshfield Take the used-up heart like a pebble and throw it far out. Soon there is nothing left. Soon the last ripple exhausts itself in the weeds. Returning home, slice onions, carrots, celery. Glaze them in... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 13, 2011 at not so grounded