Things to
Contemplate

Sample

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Finding New Teachers,
Considering New Things

This is not about chanting, burning incense, wearing apostolic sandals

or climbing to a mountaintop only to freeze your arse off.  Although be my guest.

 

This is about getting ideas that go beyond the "practical" side of caregiving, family politics, or challenging work environments.  It goes beyond even basic personal growth.  These resources focus on the "how to" of Calm, when our lives are crazy, bizarre and out of control.  The combination of personal growth and deeper contemplation in The Essentials, are the secret keys to how our life turns out.  

If you are willing to just stick your big toe in the pool, be prepared to be amazed.

Brene Brown

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Brené and Alicia Keys

Fabulous interview!  I knew very little about Alicia, and wow, she is quite a lady!

Any Podcast is terrific.  

Bruce Springsteen & Barak Obama

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This is a complete joy to listen to, hearing their philosophies on different topics was so very encouraging. -Vic

"Obama and Springsteens Podcast is here to lull America." 

The New Yorker

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Listen exclusively on Spotify,

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Dr. Annette Childs

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I have known Annette for 10 years.  She was my counselor every week for 7 years after the death of my ex-husband, losing my 2 pups, a plane crash, the diagnosis of Mom's Alzheimer's and the leap into caregiving - all of which occurred within a 6-month

time-period in 2011.  

I would not be alive today if it were

not for Annette. 

Her wisdom and gifts continue to

guide my days.  -Vic

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Click photo above for Annette's website.

BLOGS

Thich Nhat Hanh

Pronounced "Tick Naht Haun 😉,

a Vietnamese Monk

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Thich Nhat Hanh

On Super Soul Sunday

Oprah & Tara Westover

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Tara Westover lived with her family of survivalists in the mountains of Idaho.  Her brother was abusive, her circumstances were extreme.  Tara got herself out, winding up at Cambridge University and Harvard.  Author of the book Educated, Tara has something to teach us in her incredible story of guts, grace and perseverance.  

Books

Finding New Teachers

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Gabrielle Bernstein

Gabrielle Bernstein

"The Universe Has Your Back"

A Super Soul Series

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"Trying To Control Something I Absolutely Cannot Control"

A personal word from Vic about Gabrielle and this video: 

How many times have you wished things were different with caregiving?

I, personally, lost count. 

Gabrielle gives 5 tips to help us accept our lives as they are,

rather than resisting, wishing, or demanding our lives be different. 

 

Be open-minded to her words and wisdom.  They will give you a sense of

relief, safety, and the true knowing you are exactly on the path you should be,

even if it is the most difficult path on the planet as a caregiver. 

 

PS:  Try not to get hung up on her words that may be alien or woo-woo, i.e.,

"Universe,"  "God," "Spirit,"  "Soul," "Spiritual," "Faith," etc.,

that is, if these words make you uncomfortable.

                                                                                                                                

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I never post anything I have not personally read, seen or listened to. 

(Yep, it's taken me DECADES to accomplish this.)

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
-Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
-Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
-Don’t go back to sleep.

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