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September 2016

I love this perspective from Rob Brezsny!! It covers so much important territory..... "The DSM-V is the manual of psychology that classifies human personality disorders. The book 'Character Strengths and Virtues' is an alternative to the DSM-V. It is a text that defines human virtues and strengths that have been recognized by many different cultures for 2500 years." COURAGE: Bravery, Persistence, Integrity, Vitality. HUMANITY: Love, Kindness, Social Intelligence. JUSTICE: Citizenship, Fairness, Leadership. TEMPERANCE: Forgiveness, Humility, Prudence, Self-Regulation. TRANSCENDENCE: Appreciation of Beauty, Gratitude, Hope for the Future, Humor, Spirituality.

What are positive human virtues?

As a happy, life-long learner, these words really spoke to me. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi

Life long learning is a gift

This quote certainly gives my trials and tribulations greater meaning . . . . "One does not become fully human painlessly." John Green

The value of learning and meaning

"Most creativity is a transition from one context into another where things are more surprising. There’s an element of surprise, and especially in science, there is often laughter that goes along with the “Aha.” Art also has this element. Our job is to remind us that there are more contexts than the one that we’re in — the one that we think is reality." Alan Kay

What is creativity?