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Love Does Thatby Meister Eckhart

All day long a little burro labors,
sometimes with heavy loads on her back and sometimes
just with worries
about things that bother only
And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labor.
Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more
than that,
he looks into the burro’s eyes and touches her ears
and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,
because love does that.
Love frees.


     Coelho, Paolo (1988). The Alchemist. HarperCollins Publishers



  • Pixar's "Inside Out" is a wonderful film about the role and importance of all emotions, especially during difficult times. 

  • Shawn Achor's TED talk: "The Happy Secret to Better Work": A wonderful introduction to Positive Psychology and how the stories we tell ourselves can create our own happiness. Watch the video


     Huebner, Dawn (2006). What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Washington D.C: Magination Press​. 

      Aron, Elaine N. (2002). The Highly Sensitive Child. New York: Random House.

​      Hart, Tobin (2003). The Secret Spiritual World of Children: New World Library

whatever you have to say, leave
the roots on, let them

And the dirt

                   Just to make clear
                   where they come from

~Charles Olson