Our Scars are High Art

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Instead of viewing ourselves as "damaged," how about embracing our imperfections, confident that we are better than before? Once or twice a year, my friend Jessi and I catch up over coffee or tea. Now Jessi is a powerhouse. Her youthful enthusiasm and creativity never fail to boost my sprits, and I always learn something from her. Last month's take...
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Tom Glaser
Thank YOU for your comments, Candace. Some days I feel that I must be a spiritual warrior. I'm ready for those mysteries! What in... Read More
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:19
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Walking Toward Happiness

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It's finally spring. Leaving the treadmill in the basement, I return to the countless pleasures of running outdoors. After meditating, the first thing I do in the morning is strap on my silver Asics and head out with the dog for a lap around Cedar Lake. The budding trees, the fresh air, the reflection of the sun on the water—I relish every luscious...
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Resilience For Dessert

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When the going gets rough, how do you stay on track? Despite my resolve to reduce my TV screen-time, I got sucked into a reality show called Zumbo's Just Desserts . Zumbo is Australia's very own Willy Wonka. In the show, 12 amateur bakers compete for a $100,000 prize by baking their own creations, as well as several complicated desserts from Zumbo'...
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The Power of Subtle Messages

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What's your Favorite Inspirational Message? After six years in my bright, spacious office, I had received an offer I couldn't refuse—to join the incredible group of people at Partners in Resilience. I was thrilled. The only downside was that I would be moving into a far smaller office space in their suite on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Moving...
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Tom Glaser
Yes, Kristy Sweetland. I couldn’t agree more. The environment provides the container. With thoughtful attention, it contributes gr... Read More
Friday, 02 March 2018 08:47
Tom Glaser
Yes, Amanda. A thousand time yes to Courage, Community, and Health & Wellbeing!
Saturday, 19 May 2018 12:36
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How to Resist the Urge to Act without Thinking

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It was my brother-in-law Bill's turn to answer a compelling question, one that I hoped would trigger an insightful conversation: "Given your many interests and your difficult job as a clinical social worker, how do you stay aware and in the moment?" Bill chuckled, as he had asked me the same question a month or so before. He reminded me that he has...
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Tom Glaser
I'm with you there, Carrie! That's why we call it a "practice"!
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:10
Tom Glaser
Yes yes yes, Kristy Sweetland. It's amazing how, with practice (there's that word again!), meditation can soothe an activated nerv... Read More
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:26
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