Stay Positive

"In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." - Alert Camus

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lydia the Tattooed Lady by Goucho Marx

Groucho sings his signature song, "Lydia the Tattooed Lady," in At the Circus

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mindful Awareness

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Mindfulness is making the news these days. It has been depicted in the media primarily as a tool to hone attention, to cultivate sensory awareness, and to keep us in the present moment.

Developing these tools takes effort and determination, but why is it we can sometimes be mindful without really even trying? Perhaps we were naturally mindful at points in life before we ever learned what mindfulness was. Maybe we feel naturally connected, present, and at ease in nature. Or we become mindful while talking authentically with a friend, or in the midst of music, art, or athletic activity.

Mindfulness is not only a meditation technique, but also a state of being. This state is available to anyone; it is a natural human capacity. Mindfulness practice, as a tool, is tremendously helpful to cultivate this awareness, and the state can arise at any moment. Mindfulness is also connected to a set of powerful outcomes: happiness, emotional regulation, compassion, altruism, and kindness.

We encourage you to attend an array of offerings to cultivate the moment-to-moment awareness, which is the foundation of our practice.


Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help prevent recurrence of depression.

Review finds mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help prevent recurrence of depression.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Shauna Shapiro: Mindfulness Meditation and the Brain

 published on Jun 20, 2014

researcher, and mindfulness teacher Shauna Shapiro talks about the
encouraging research behind meditation and its potential to change the
makeup of our brains and our level of happiness.

Spasticity and Exercise in MS - National MS Society

Uploaded on Jan 27, 2010
Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast
series. This video features Michael Kaufman, MD, who talks about
spasticity's effect on the ability to exercise for people with multiple


Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Earth Day is April 22

Earth Day is April 22–the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sam Berns' Philosophy for a Happy Life

Sam Berns is a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has achieved highest honors and is currently a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the documentary Life According to Sam, which will premiere on HBO on October 21, 2013.


1. Be o.k. with what you ultimately cannot do, because there is so much you can do.

2. Surround yourself with people you want to be around.

3. Keep moving forward:
"Around here... we don't look backwards for very long.  We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things."
- Walt Disney, (Meet the Robinsons)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Documentary films 2013 Life According to Sam Full HD

Listen to your Inner Voice

Because people who "talk to themselves: are thought to be crazy, nearly everyone has an injunction against listening to the voices in their head.  This faculty which can be quickly recovered, however, if the proper permission is given.  Then almost anyone can listen in on his own internal dialogues.

- Eric Berne, What Do You Say After You Say Hello

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mental Toughness

How mental toughness forged gold for Mary Lou Retton 


Thursday, 7 Apr 2016 | 8:49 PM ET
What’s the key to success? This Olympic gold medalist believes passion and hard work is just what you need to be victorious.