Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime - Maimonides

Forsyth Rainbow


Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Books

  • Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
  • Wabi Sabi Love by Arielle Ford
  • Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz


Inspirational Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4j_wrmpMnU
Fun video about relationships

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbF-4LOOC5c&feature=youtu.be
Something to make you believe in humanity 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mtII85HTVs
Schoolmates rally for bullied kid

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/danny-6-year-old-teased-band-of-elementary-schoolmates-rally-around-boy-to-stop-teasing
The "world's ugliest woman" stands up to haters and defines herself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c62Aqdlzvqk
Validation and joining brings a woman out of deep unresponsive Alzheimers into contact and communication (via The Positive Aging Newsletter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrZXz10FcVM
Meeting hate with love and humor (via Steve A.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqV-egZOS1E
Look for the beauty in life: 109 year old holocaust survivor gives advice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnoQ8F_CUfE
Landfilharmonic

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3704

Cool Websites

Movies
  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior (spirituality - self actualization)
  • Radio (developmental disabilities & benevolence)
  • Away from Her (coping with alzheimer’s Disease)
  • War Room (faith & inspiration)
  • Keep on Keeping' On (the beautiful story of, jazz legend, Clark Terry's indomitable spirit)

Exercise/Yoga
  • Try YouTube for thousands of free yoga classes of all varieties, levels and duration. If you are resistant to going to a studio, this is a great way to get started and receive the benefits in the comfort of your own home. I am a particular fan of “yin yoga” which is gentle slow, deep and relaxing.