Tag Archives: psychiatry

Knowing Yourself and Patience

The more you know yourself,
the more patience you have for what you see in others.

Erik Erikson

Michigan, early autumn

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Art of Overlooking

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

A quote that now holds personal meaning for me, as James suggests we choose not to respond to most negativity, either in our present or stored in the attic of  the past.

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Pass Over a Provocation

The discretion of a person defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a provocation.

–Proverbs 19

I needed a reminder of this proverb  today and a reminder of summer sunsets as Michigan heads into the grays of November.  Of course, it’s always something to keep in mind on social media.

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

An Unexpected Gift on a Summer’s Day

Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present

Anna Freud

And so it was with this little jewel of a lake, which suddenly appeared out of the woods as I was turning the corner on a country road.

Huron National Forest, MIchigan

 

 

Shinrin Yoku in Michigan

Shinrin-yoku…

is a Japanese word meaning, literally, “forest bathing,” and it refers to the therapeutic effects of time spent in the woods.  We’re very familiar with this concept in MIchigan, though I  don’t think we have such a cool word for it.  These particular trees are in Hartwick Pines state park.  They’re old growth and by a happenstance  have never been logged.

Hartwick Pines, Michigan