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Not blogging for a few weeks

(Family emergency, things still shaking out, will resume blogging when I get the chance. I'll also get to some backed-up replies to your comments then. -- matt)

Reader Comments (6)

Hello Matt. I can appreciate your problems, I had a lot going on with family matters for much of the past year.

I have been working on the technicque of Mindfulness a lot lately; it is based on zen. IT seems to help and as you get better at it, more stuff happens.

Good luck for the present. You will be in my thoughts. JP

November 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks very much, JP. The Mindfulness book is on my bookshelf (but I didn't bring it with me).

November 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatthewcornell

Matt, hope nothing too bad has happened... and maybe you are able to celebrate Thanksgiving, at least in some form!

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbe Crystal

Hey, Abe. We did OK, thanks. My mom died during this time, so the holiday was different than before, but my brother and I had fun with Katie (my 9 yo daughter). Thanks for the support.

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatthewcornell

Everybody has had a bad day, a bad week, month or even a year. What really matters is how you get up, pick up the pieces and put them together. The resilience to work through the storm and bravely move forward is what champions and heroes are made of. Keep up the good work, you are doing an excellent job with this blog. Look at this situ as a relxing stage then come out again with guns blazing!

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteressays

Thank you, essays. Resilience is so important, and it's something that I think I'm on the lower end of the spectrum. It is apparently, like happiness, both personality-specific and dynamic. BTW, I found information and an interesting flow model at [ What is Psychological Resilience? | http://wilderdom.com/psychology/resilience/PsychologicalResilience.html ], which also shares this simple formula: growth = challenge + support. Thanks for reading.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermatthewcornell

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