Deanna Pledge, Ph.D.

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December 9, 2015

Tags: epiphany, optimism, change, childlike wonder, magic, connection, generosity of spirit

Epiphany probably has a million definitions. It’s the occurrence when the mind, the body, the heart, and the soul focus together and see an old thing in a new way.
~ Maya Angelou

The holidays often seem to precipitate the revelation of epiphanies - changes that allow us to see ourselves and others in a different light. Perhaps it is because many people seem to be more “open” around the holidays. (more…)

September 22, 2011

Tags: resiliency, optimism, mindfulness, nature, simple pleasures

Look for the wonder in daily life…

Fall is just beginning to show its beautiful colors in my neighborhood. A majestic tri-colored maple leaf invited me to stop and enjoy the season for just a moment this morning. The air was crisp and just a little cool – perfect I’m told to spark those magical changes in the color of the leaves. (more…)