Things to

Contemplate

Finding New Teachers

Teachers are found everywhere; your child, nature, a movie, your pet, your circumstance.  If you have not ventured on the path of mindfulness, contemplation, or spirituality, let this be a gentle start to putting your big toe in the pool. 

"Faithfully Religionless" describes me and this segmentDon't get squeamish or break into a cold sweat.  It is not about chanting, burning incense, or climbing to a mountaintop only to freeze your arse off.  Although be my guest.

 

I do not belong to or follow any religious sect or ideology.  I have the "pu pu platter" of beliefs from various philosophies - religious or secular.  But I am spiritual.  They guide me in a direction that offers an anchor as a caregiver, and as a human being. 

 

The more I learn, the more I see.

                                                              -Vic

 

 

Brene Brown

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I listen to Brene Brown's Podcasts on a regular basis.  Extremely well done!

Brené and Alicia Keys

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

Brene Brown invites

David Kessler to discuss

Grief and Finding Meaning

A perfect listen for caregivers.

Bruce Springsteen & Barak Obama

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What a complete blast to listen to! -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 rock my world and guide my days.  -Vic

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Click photo above for Annette's website.

BLOGS

Thich Nhat Hanh

Pronouce "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 about Gabrielle from Vic:  In 20 minutes, Gabrielle gives 5 tips to help us accept our lives as they are, rather than resisting, wishing, or demanding our lives be different. 

 

I have lost count how many times I wished things were different with caregiving.

 

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.

 

I ask you to be open-hearted and open-minded to Gabrielle's 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. 

                                                                                                                                

Additions made regularly so check back with us!

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

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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