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Practical Wisdom Links on Courage, Priorities, and Stress

Practical Wisdom on Courage, Priorities, & Stress

Once a month or so, I share a list of my favorite articles from around the web, just the best ones that contain practical or profound wisdom to inspire you to shine.  Here’s my selection for this time.

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A very special video…
Can preparing for death help you lead a better life?  Pema Chödrön answers that question with amazing sparkle in this short video.  Seems like a depressing topic, perhaps, but the feeling you’ll get from this talk will tell you otherwise. Not to be missed!

I hope your summer (or winter) is going well!   I’ll “see” you again in September. As always, much love.  And thank you for sharing.  It makes a big difference.


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  1. I love listening to Pema Chodron! She naturally exudes such peace and also wisdom through the work she’s done to understand how to be present to the fullness of life. This video message is a beautiful way to open the new day I am in. Thank you so much! (Of course, I followed through on the links you provided as well, but then the video opened my heart right up!

    • I’m so happy you liked the video, Joy. Pema seemed to exude a special peace and confidence in this one that so inspired me too. It makes me smile just reading your words. Thank you.

  2. More wonderful posts for me to read. Thank you Sandra. And Pema Chodron is a wonderful bonus.

    • Thank you, Elle! I know I shouldn’t distract you when you’re just catching up. Pema really shines in this video and inspires me to embrace aging instead of resisting it.

  3. Vicky White

    thank you Sandra – I love that you curate this list each month.
    I was particularly impacted by Steve Pavlina’s post on dumping social media. I’ve been questioning more and more: what on earth am I doing on Fb? It’s all so superficial and addictiv. At least I’m not on Twitter! The most valuable part of Fb for me are a small handful of groups I’m in – where we go deeper and where I get my questions answered when something stops working in my bus. One of my justifications for being on Fb is to keep in touch with friends all over the world and I’m wondering… if I wasn’t spending so much time on Fb in fairly superficial connecting, perhaps I’d start writing letters (or emails even) or get on the phone to those I really do want to connect more deeply with. It feels hard to seriously contemplate cutting the cord but that in itself is a strong warning bell. Thanks for the prompt to think more about this.

    • Those are such important questions, Vicky. I appreciate how you are embracing this possibility so honestly. I know how courageous and bold you are so I wouldn’t be surprised if you decided to took the step. Whatever you decide, I support you. Maybe cutting back would be a first step, but I know that can be tricky because of the addictive nature of it all. It’s easy just to get pulled back in. Of course, I would miss seeing you if you left Facebook! It’s such a dual dilemma.

  4. Love, love, love Pema Chodron. Thanks for sharing, and I can’t wait to check out the funny movie list. I’m always looking for titles to watch on Netflix.

  5. What a great idea to list all of your favorite writings etc. that touch your heart! Thanks for sharing!

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