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24 Human Character Strengths and Core Virtues

“The Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV) handbook of human strengths and virtues by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the psychological research community to identify and classify the positive psychological traits of human beings. The CSV identifies six classes … Continue reading

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Children Need to Be Free to Learn

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ~Socrates Children are born to be curious, sociable, skillful, joyful and empathetic. Their minds are creative and flexible, their hearts trusting and open. They come into the … Continue reading

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Peace in the World Begins with You

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~The Dalai Lama I think this may be the “prime directive” of effective spiritual practice, social action and peaceful living. Don’t let the behavior of others (who are actually an expression of our … Continue reading

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Toward a More Creative & Holistic Model of Education

Successful education involves seeing each child as a unique and whole human being, concerned about how they think, feel and learn. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences provides a useful way of looking at this. His model of human abilities … Continue reading

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Real Learning is a Creative Process

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough … Continue reading

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

“Control of consciousness determines the quality of life. If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of the things we … Continue reading

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“Poetry Surrounds Us” – Vincent van Gogh

“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. People are often unable to do anything, imprisoned as they are in I don’t know what kind of terrible, terrible, … Continue reading

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Surrendering to the Paradigm of Love

“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss whatever insults your own soul.” ~Walt Whitman Watching Les Miserables with my sons recently I was deeply impressed by the opening scenes. After the ex-convict Jean Valjean stole from Bishop Myriel he was … Continue reading

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Self-Direction is the Key to Mastery

“What you love to do you will do well.” ~Japanese proverb What do Thomas Edison, Vincent Van Gogh, Maya Angelou, Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and Malcolm X have in … Continue reading

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The Global Butterfly Effect

 “We are Life, in human form. Descendants of the stars and galaxies, children of the oceans and forests, creative expressions of Nature. As much a part of this planet as the rivers, trees, mountains and butterflies.” For thousands of years people … Continue reading

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