"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir

Why are play and nature important?

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

"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?

I just saw this quote and thought, what a great perspective! "We live in a friendly universe, which means that everything that happens, happens for you and never against you. If it feels good, it's here to support you and if it doesn't feel good, it's here to make you grow. No matter what it is, it's always a good thing and it's always a gift." Jesse Koren

Learning as a constant gift

“There is a lot of information about the Feldenkrais Method online, but the best way to understand it is to practice it. Its greatness lies in that every person can benefit in many different ways from it, and its natural and organic approach produces pleasure and wellness, and opens the door to new perspectives to inhabit our bodies in ways that one would like to enjoy for life.” Zahira López

What is organic learning?

This quote by Henry Ford struck me as very timely, very wise, and very much needed .... “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

The definition of genuine success

"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace." Confucius

Education breeds hope