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Florence Nightingale and Modern Science on Harmful Effects of Noise + Benefits of Quiet.

“Unnecessary noise is the most cruel absence of care that can be inflicted on sick or well.” ~ Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), social reformer and founder of modern nursing In a world and culture of increasing and relentless noise, the benefits... Continue Reading →

Rebel Kind. Rebel Still. Rebel Vulnerable.

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind.” – Pancho Ramos Stierle This isn't what I was going to write about today, but it's what stirred up from the depths, gathered out of the ethers, so here it is.... Continue Reading →

When We’re Still … The Gift of Presence

“There are times when our offering is not necessarily some tangible gift or helpful act, but rather simply a peaceful manner.  If we are clear and present, if we are quiet and centered, then others may be nourished simply by... Continue Reading →

Standing Still, Taking Stock, and the Queen of Disks

"My Life Came to a Standstill..." That's what Leo Tolstoy wrote in his Confessions about the period in his life when his old priorities and accomplishments no longer held meaning for him, but a new sense of meaning and authenticity... Continue Reading →

To see clearly, let the murk settle …

"We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see." - Taoist Proverb I've always found calm, and sometimes clarity, too, in these very Taoist, natural-element bits of wisdom, especially water-related ones.... Continue Reading →

QuoteWorthy: “The older I become…”

“The older I become, the more I sense, the less I speak, the more I pray — in ever so many ways.” I included this wonderful reflection from Clarissa Pinkola-Estes' book Untie the Strong Woman in a previous Sophia's Children post... Continue Reading →

Drinking Alone at the Well of Wisdom

In an externalized culture with a bias toward extroversion, introversion, solitude, quiet, stillness, and drawing inward can be an anathema to some and downright terrifying to others. And yet we know, more and more, the costs of perpetual extroversion and... Continue Reading →

Feline Wisdom: “How did you learn to be so still?”

“I have had many Zen masters as teachers – and all of them cats!” ~ Eckhart Tolle Any among us who are of the Feline Tribe understand The Way of Cat. And we know that we learn much from our... Continue Reading →

In-Between: Behind the Scenes with ‘Not Yet’

When? That's a question I hear from quite a few people. "When will this craziness stop?" "When will my efforts bear fruit?" "When will the money start flowing in again?" "When will it get easier?" "When will things go back... Continue Reading →

Hail to the Hermit: The Wisdom of Introversion

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