Tag Archives: seeking wisdom

What I learned from my wisdom project

Over the last two years, I interviewed nine women I admire as wise, all a generation older than I am, and asked them each twenty questions about relationships and life. Their responses deeply resonated with me and urged me on … Continue reading

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Search for wisdom, search for meaning

Viktor Frankl’s famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning, strikes me as fresh and stimulating, nearly 70 years after it was written. I missed it before because I thought it was a depressing story of the Nazi death camps. I didn’t … Continue reading

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How do you bounce back from failure?

Failure is not my favorite topic—nor yours, I’m sure. I told the story of one of my biggest failures in Chapter 14 of Warm Cup of Wisdom, and it’s still painful to read about it. I’d rather recall my successes. … Continue reading

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Can Oprah teach us wisdom?

I had mixed feelings when I headed out last Friday night to attend Oprah Winfrey’s two-day event called “Live the Life You Want.” First, I respect Oprah for creating her own success and for using her TV talk show to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips on Dealing with Anger

. . . from nine wise women interviewed for Warm Cup of Wisdom: Inspirational Insights on Relationships and Life I use an old badminton racquet, and I pound the heck out of a pillow. I do this at home, by … Continue reading

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Happiness and meaningfulness

I found this article fascinating. It’s based on work by Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, during his time in a Nazi concentration camp. He worked with suicidal people and came to a deeper understanding of why some people survived the horrific … Continue reading

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Thanks for your tips on raising teenagers!

One of my goals for this blog is to start an interactive discussion – raising provocative questions and encouraging readers to answer.  This approach fits with my belief that wisdom can be found in ordinary people – if we seek … Continue reading

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