The list author says: "When you dance you must bring real emotion to whatever you're doing. Jack Cole choreographer "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend," Kismet, Let's Make Love, Gilda "Put the Blame on Mame" the Comedia Del'Arte parody in On the Riviera.
A person's hand and feet and larynx and eyes and mind express differently the person within. Our listening is as creative as our speaking. One way to come to know this is to spend time doing it consciously. A dancer may find that movement in space is a bridge to the art of the potter and sculptor. A poet may find that breath and sound are bridges to dance and music and biology. A biochemist may find that metabolism is a bridge to an understanding of meditation. M C Richards
That man is rich who appreciates what is. Chinese proverb
When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear. Zen"
"Robert Browning: the common problem, yours, mine, everyone's is - not to fancy what were fair in life provided it could be - but, finding what may be, then find how to make it fair up to our means. DVD Client 9: choices impact those who love and trust us. Apology as an art of healing."
"William Faulkner: I believe that man will not merely endure, he will prevail. He is immortal not because he alone among all creatures has an inexhaustible voice but because he has a soul - a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance"
"Forgiveness. . . giving up all hope of having had a different past. Anne Lamott. Mark Twain: do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain."
"Inspirational commentary in Special Features by Temple Grandin PhD Colorado State University animal behaviorist with autism: I don't want my ideas to die with me, I want my life to mean something. Healing by animals, scientist mentor, understanding aunt, loving tiger mother."
"Shakuhachi flute music for meditation, self-soothing, defusing, calming, re-pacing. Jane LaFazio: what I do today is important because I am paying a day of my life for it. What I accomplish must be worthwhile because the price is high."
"Story arcs from meet cute, crisis, resolution, rescue, to safety whether book, play, half hour TV show, movie. Reality is messier. Courage as healing. Abraham Lincoln: people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"In 2000 San Francisco artist Someguy sent 1000 blank numbered journals into the world with 1000journals.com website and his address. In 2003 one journal returned. Video documentary search for the other journals"
"Insular hill tribes' language, birth, coming of age, marriage, funerary customs, costumes, cultural symbols, mental health, community integration. Ritual, artistry, community as healing. Virginia Satir: in our differences we grow, in our sameness we connect."
"Comforting pulse of musical metronome, tunes for healing. Chinese proverb: learning without reflection is useless; reflection without learning is dangerous. Henry David Thoreau: the world is but canvas to our imagination. DVD Healing and the Mind Bill Moyers 5 part PBS series"
"Humor recalls adolescence as an amnestic blur of humiliation. Prom queen's second chance at being 17. Albert Camus: in the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Book Blackberry Winter Margaret Mead"
"Written beliefs, life stories, values, meaning of life, consolidated wisdom. Summing up one's life as healing resolution. Ars Moriendi (Art of Dying 1415, 1450) protocol how to die well. DVD: Get Low Robert Duvall, Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Avalon Elijah Wood, Bobby"
"Rhythmic surf lullaby to destress, relax, calm, let go. DVD Last Samurai: too much mind. John Ruskin: hundreds of people can talk, for one who can think. But thousands of people can think, for one who can see. . ."
"Allowing mind to empty, focus on breathing, awareness, staying awake, alive, at peace. Music to heal the mind. Anais Nin: life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat."
"Music for meditation, contemplation, reflection, emptying the mind of rumination. Being seen and heard as human need if unmet, generates anger, the experience of the marginalized. Self-affirmation self-soothing as healing."
"How do we know what we really want? Seek common ground to build larger agreement. Mutual respect as healing art. Harriet Hall: we ought to be able to learn some things second hand. There is not enough time for us to make all the mistakes ourselves."
"BBC 6 hour naturalist series portraying exquisite rare terrain and cultures of rural China with snub nosed macaques, baby elephants, fishing cormorants, 30meter rhododendron in full bloom. Musically underpinned with gentle melodies played on ancient instruments, soundtrack MP3. Visual meditative calm."
"Lonely girl welcomes friendship among the broken of her fantasy, ultimately discovers her own power to choose actuality or remain insulated in dreams. Self mastery as healing. John Donne: be thou thine own home, and in they self dwell"
"Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address: both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came."
"Western script as abstract calligraphic art. Celebration of beauty of written hand, a meditation on aesthetics. Roland C Clement: life itself is art, if we savor it at all. Alphonse de Lamartine: letters are symbols which turn matter into spirit."
"Upbeat broadway musical, fun, sing along comedy, music as healing. Abraham Lincoln: character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
"Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: what seems to us more important, more painful, and more unendurable is . . . merely that which is closer to home. Everything distant which for all its important moans and muffled cries, its ruined lives and millions of victims, that does not threaten to come rolling up to our threshold today we consider endurable and of tolerable dimensions."
"Half of caregivers die before their loved one. Powerful Tools for Caregivers free 6 week class course manual. Alzheimer's Reading Room firstname.lastname@example.org Dore Ashton: . . . teaching is not a matter of method but of heart."
"Brother Kenny jailed for life for murder. Sister Bette Ann achieves GED, college, law degrees over 18years to prove his innocence. Impassioned true saga: the Innocence Project seeks justice on behalf of the wrongfully incarcerated. Love as art of healing. Anais Nin: life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."