• Daily Grateful: December 7, 2013

    Charlie Chaplin’s “Great Dictator” Speech Whenever I get down about the state of the human condition, I think about this speech. If you haven’t seen it, you’re in for something special. If you have, watch it again, and feel that sensation of connectedness once more.  Read about the movie here. Seems especially relevant for this date in history. Full Text of the Speech I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man

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  • Daily Grateful: November 28, 2013

    A Day for Gratitude Thanksgiving is, for many, no longer the celebration that it represented, historically. While I won’t go into that specific detail, I do think it’s become the official day of gratitude in this country, without question. Whatever you’re grateful for, immerse yourself in it; spend more time with it than usual. People? Animals? Environment? Helping others? The ability to sate your hunger and slake your thirst? Health? Doesn’t matter; whatever it is, dive in, deeply, and stay there a while. That “taking in the good” is what mindfulness is all about. and it’s what actually rewires our 

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