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1. Poems About Birds
Poems About Birds
Birds are fascinating and I love poetry. This lens brings the two together . . . . Gliding on air streams, travel forever upwards, on top of the world. ~ David Darbyshire ~ Canada Geese land on the pond as if eager to learn ice skating ~ Joseph Kozlowski ~
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:34
2. Poems About Cats
Poems About Cats
The reason for this page is simple. I love poetry and I love cats. Many poets have written about our feline friends and some are presented here in traditional and contemporary verse. Enjoy! "Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience." ~ Pam Brown ~
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:18
3. Poems About Horses
Poems About Horses
This page is simply a celebration of horses through poetry and art. Horses have such marvelous presence and sometimes a poem, or piece of art, is able to capture some essence of that presence. All of the paintings below are by a German artist I like, FRANZ MARC. I hope you enjoy the poems, pics a...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:43:40
4. Useful Gifts - Toilet Brushes & Holders
Useful Gifts - Toilet Brushes & Holders
Since every household needs one (or more) toilet brushes they might as well make a statement! Plus, I think what is useful should also be beautiful, charming, colorful, funny or . . . something. Below you will find: LIGHTEN-UP, CREAM OF THE DROP, WILDLIFE SCAT, and SPLASH OF RAINBOW brushes. I'...
Home & Garden - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:44:03
5. 7 Herbs That Strengthen the Cardiovascular System
7 Herbs That Strengthen the Cardiovascular System
Are there simple and inexpensive ways to strengthen the cardiovascular system? There are! If you are new to the idea of using herbs for heart health purposes, this lens is a great place to start. I've kept the page simple and at a digestible length. The word herb is an English version of the Hin...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:24
6. Poems About Stillness
Poems About Stillness
This page expresses some of the many aspects of stillness through poems and photographs. Be still and enjoy . . . or enjoy and be still . . . There is a point where in the mystery of existence contradictions meet; where movement is not all movement and stillness is not all stillness; where the i...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:43:25
7. Poems About Dance
Poems About Dance
I love to dance and watch dancers on stage. This page brings together poems about dance (or with dance as a metaphor) and some artwork inspired by dance. Play your favorite dance music and enjoy! Why Dancing? Dancing is an art, we may be sure, cannot die out, but will always be undergoing a rebi...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:44:00
8. David Whyte: Poet
David Whyte: Poet
I was introduced to DAVID WHYTE's poetry over a decade ago. Many of the poems touched me deeply and had an impact on my life. This lens is to share his life's work. DAVID WHYTE is also a lecturer, and corporate consultant. He's an adventurous poet . . . He has a degree in marine zoology. Has w...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:38
9. The Importance of Emotions
The Importance of Emotions
For so many years I wanted to get rid of my emotions and feelings. They seemed like a constant problem. Then I went to a therapist that told me how important they were, and why. I said, "I don't believe you." Obviously he got through to me. Now my experience tells me what an ally feelings can b...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:21
10. Science Fiction Poetry
Science Fiction Poetry
I love poetry, art and science fiction. This lens puts all three together. I hope you enjoy the poems and the (mostly) computer generated art. As Captain Jean Luc Picard says, "engage!" Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~ Arthur C. Clarke ~
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:29:58
11. Ten Illustrated Poetry Gift Books
Ten Illustrated Poetry Gift Books
I love it when good poetry and good artwork collide! These are a few of my favorite things - la la la. Poetry and art together make great gifts and/or coffee table books. THE BOOKS BELOW: ARE HARDCOVER, FOR DURABILITY CONTAIN GOOD POEMS ARE ILLUSTRATED WITH INTERESTING ART ARE WRITTEN FOR ADULTS...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:43:02
12. Voices of Schizophrenia: Poems
Voices of Schizophrenia: Poems
All of the poems on this lens were written by people I've worked with who are diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Some of these poets have moved on with their lives and some I still work with. I have only used the poet's first name unless I could contact them and receive permission to use their full na...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:39:06
13. 10 Words Rarely Used
10 Words Rarely Used
I like looking up obscure words. The definitions are often surprising and many of them are fun to pronounce. You can always remember one of them to use in a sentence and amaze your co-workers or friends - but it only works if you can keep a straight face. The words were chosen at random - unless ...
Education - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:22
14. Denise Levertov: Poet
Denise Levertov: Poet
Levertov is one of my favorite poets and I'm happy to share her life and work with you. Denise Levertov's poetry explores several dimensions of the human experience: nature, love and motherhood, war and the nuclear arms race, poetry, the role of the poet and mysticism. She has been outspoken on ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:29:05
15. Neville Goddard: Just Imagine
Neville Goddard: Just Imagine
There is very little I know for sure. One thing I'm certain of - the imagination is powerful. That's why I've made Neville Goddard this lens. Though his thoughts are steeped in Christianity, his clarity in presenting ideas relating to science of mind is remarkable, whatever your faith. I'm presen...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:38:53
16. Poems of Connection
Poems of Connection
"We all flow from one fountain; - Soul. All are expressions of one love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided curents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kind...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:01
17. Adrienne Rich: Poet
Adrienne Rich: Poet
Adrienne Rich crystallized in her writing and life the complexities of awakening consciousness in modern women. ADRIENNE RICH . . . ON POETRY: Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe. ON WOMEN'S...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:31:42
18. The Night Before Christmas: 10 Beautiful Editions
The Night Before Christmas: 10 Beautiful Editions
Most people who celebrate Christmas know The Night Before Christmas poem well and can recite parts, or all of it, by heart. The books below were selected for their wonderful illustrations which are a part of what makes this book a treasure and heirloom. I chose several different styles of illustr...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:59
19. 10 Things To Consider Before You Get Married
10 Things To Consider Before You Get Married
Unmet expectations can ruin a marriage. The problem isn't your new spouse, its the unrealistic expectations that leave some people disappointed. I'm not writing this lens because I have the answers, but I do hope you consider any of the material below that resonates with you. Photo: Susiehan / ...
Relationships & Family - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:29:08
20. Carl Sandburg: Poet
Carl Sandburg: Poet
Sandburg's poems Grass, Chicago, Fog, and a few others I learned in grade school, but I realized how many, many poems of his I'd never read. I created this lens to know more about Carl Sandburg, and share it with others. This lens only scratches the surface but I hope you enjoy being introduced t...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:36
21. Mindfulness 101
Mindfulness 101
"Mindfulness can be experienced-rather easily-and it can be described, as long as you keep in mind that the words are only fingers pointing at the moon. They are not the thing itself. The actual experience lies beyond the words and above the symbols. Mindfulness is a subtle process that you are ...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:17
22. Reason with a Capital R
Reason with a Capital R
Reason is not the same as reasoning. I'm not writing about analyzing or trying to figure things out but about Reason as a human sense organ, a part of us that recognizes truth. Most of what Reason says is obvious, however, people often rationalize Reason away. Humans have a talent for justify...
Culture & Society - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:28
23. Joy Harjo: Poet
Joy Harjo: Poet
I created this page because Joy Harjo has written some wonderful poetry and . . . she's an interesting woman. Joy Harjo is part of the Muscoge/Creek Nation. She is a Native American activist, professor, scriptwriter, published poet, singer, and plays tenor sax. "My house is the red earth; it cou...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:14:18
24. Psy-Quotes
I love a good quote, I work as a therapist, and I like to laugh. ENJOY! I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron. ~ Harold Bloom ~ Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy. ~ Karl Kraus ~ Some of these people need ten years of therapy - ten sentences ...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:01
25. Healthy Shame vs Toxic Shame
Healthy Shame vs Toxic Shame
There is perhaps nothing as devastating to a person's mental and emotional being than being a sponge for shame. Toxic shame destroys the pursuit of happiness and the sense of well-being we're all entitled to. Having said that, there is a "type" of shame that can guide us through life. I call thi...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:01
26. 3 Amazing Reads in Literary Fiction
3 Amazing Reads in Literary Fiction
Do you enjoy complex characters and traveling to others times and places? If so, these novels may be perfect for you - unless you've already read them, of course. I have written a few short stories, so I have a great appreciation for writers who put believable characters and plots down in such a...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:36
27. Yoga for the Inflexible
Yoga for the Inflexible
TO DO YOGA, YOU DO NOT: 1. HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE 2. HAVE TO BE ATHLETIC 3. HAVE TO WEAR A LEOTARD 4. HAVE TO BE SVELT 5. HAVE TO PRACTICE FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME Yoga is a superb exercise for people of any age that are not so flexible, like myself. I am tall and thin, and do not have rubber joint...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:21
28. Leadership and Inspiration: Quotes
Leadership and Inspiration: Quotes
at work for the first time. I'd like to explore the idea of leadership . . . half-way seriously. Only half seriously because I can already tell sane-leadership requires excessive humor. So far, my mentor for leadership is "the laughing Buddha." Mindfulness, humor and words of wisdom have always ...
Culture & Society - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:31:44
29. Sharon Olds: Poet
Sharon Olds: Poet
Olds sees common things from odd corners of refraction, where fantasy takes off from the given . . . (from an essay by Kenneth Lincoln) This is a poetry which implicitly insists that all we know is the body, and our only reliable way of knowing is the body's way of knowing, whether that is a mat...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:31:45
30. Lesser Known Poems of Robert Frost
Lesser Known Poems of Robert Frost
Robert Frost has written many wonderful poems that do not get the air time they deserve. His most beloved poems are so for a good reason, but there are many other remarkable verses. That's why I made this lens, to share some of Frost's lesser known works. LODGED The rain to the wind said, "You p...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:24
31. Uniquely Wired: People With Schizophrenia
Uniquely Wired: People With Schizophrenia
Some of the clients I work with are diagnosed with Schizophrenia. I've learned so much from them about their experience of first getting symptoms, and then living with them. I've learned that Schizophrenia is a family matter. It alters the lives of the parents and siblings, other relatives and f...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:43:23
32. The Wisdom of Crayons: Embrace Your Color
The Wisdom of Crayons: Embrace Your Color
"We could learn a lot from crayons...Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, and some have weird names, but they all have to live in the same box." ~ author unknown ~ "The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with oursel...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:44:24
33. What Counseling Clients Ask Me
What Counseling Clients Ask Me
Dear Counselor thinks out loud about questions my counseling clients frequently ask me. To be sure, there are more ways than one to answer the questions below. We are often caught up in "fixing" our selves or someone else. Or, somebody tries to "fix" us. Really, it doesn't work very well. But if...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:21
34. Anne Tyler: Author
Anne Tyler: Author
I like Anne Tyler's books because of the complex and often quirky characters in her stories. Her books make great bed time reading, sitting on the sun porch reading, and curled up on the sofa when its raining reading. Tyler was a graduate of Duke University and did graduate studies at Columbia U...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:36
35. Elements of Wholeness
Elements of Wholeness
This lens is NOT about perfection. It is about a person's inside being congruent with their outside, having more enjoyable relationships, and allowing life to flow as smoothly as possible. So what's difficult about wholeness? The biggest difficulty is that wholeness is not an ego thing. Wholenes...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:31:45
36. Ten Beautiful Poetry Books for Children
Ten Beautiful Poetry Books for Children
The poetry books chosen here: 1) Are Hardcover for Durability 2) Are Filled with Good Poems 3) Have Colorful Illustrations (one exception) Poetry books are gifts that continue to give, year after year, and children naturally love the sounds and rhythms found in poems. "Every word was first a p...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:29:05
37. Animal Communication Class Log
Animal Communication Class Log
I've always had a strong connection to nature and animals. Finally decided to take a class in animal communication and develop the ability further. I need to keep a journal for the class and decided to make it a squid log. Squidoo lens and animals, it doesn't get any better. I will not be giving...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:13:17
38. Cats Rule: The World According To Mocha Joe
Cats Rule: The World According To Mocha Joe
Building this lens is a stretch for me. I love just "being" around. Not into doing much. But I complained to my person that I never got a say on Squidoo and she called my bluff - so I kinda have to make a lens now. Me and my big meow! All proceeds from this lens goes to the ASPCA to help cats th...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:30:19
39. Being A Therapist: LOL
Being A Therapist: LOL
Remember the book, and movie, The Accidental Tourist? Well, I may be The Accidental Psychotherapist. Somehow the universe tricked me into this profession. You see, I like immediate results, I'm not chatty, and I've never been called a people person. Not likely counselor material in my mind. I th...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:30:04
40. Heather McHugh: Poet
Heather McHugh: Poet
"If you're a poet smitten with English, you love it for its drive and not its drone. The rhythms of a language must be irresistiblewhile the humdrums of it have to be resisted. No linguistic habit is, per se, of interestbut ah! when the unsung (underlying) nun informs itwith a sensual twist o...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:29:05
41. Czeslaw Milosz: Poet
Czeslaw Milosz: Poet
In his own words . . . poetry is an "ally in the service of the good", and that it "was brought to the mountains by a unicorn and an echo". "At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glori...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:46:28
42. Vitamins and Minerals: Resource
Vitamins and Minerals: Resource
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Rochefoucauld ~ "The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition." ~ Thomas Edison ~ This lens is NOT promoting any type of diet. Here you will fin...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:31
43. Help! I Have To Write A Poem
Help! I Have To Write A Poem
Writing a poem can be anxiety producing if you've never written one, or think you can't write one. If you need to pen a verse and don't know where to start, you've jumped to the right place. I believe anyone can write a poem. First, let go of your expectations. Second, take a deep breath, relax ...
Education - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:29:08
44. Tips on Self-Acceptance
Tips on Self-Acceptance
If your child, or a beloved pet, does something you don't like, do you love them less? You may FEEL like you love them less if you get frustrated, angry or fearful. But . . . you know you still love them. Can you apply this to yourself? And what in the world does it mean to love yourself? In my ...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:30:04
45. Metaphor
[MET a for] a form of expression, not using like or as, in which a quality or characteristic is given to a person or thing by using a name, image, adjective etc normally used for something else which has similar qualities. Metaphor is frequently used in literature, especially in poetry, where wi...
Education - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:43:42
46. Haiku Heaven
Haiku Heaven
haiku verse are short distillations of beauty with weightless punch lines Below you'll find a little history about three historical haiku-ists and examples of their work, information on contemporary haiku with examples, several miscellaneous samples of haiku, haiku resources and associations, an...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:43:28
47. It Matters How You Think
It Matters How You Think
There are effective ways to think about things, and ineffective ways. Using the ineffective ways (bad thinking habits) gets us into all kinds of mental and emotional turmoil. The purpose of this lens is awareness of negative thinking habits that diminish the quality of our lives. If your thinkin...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:44:03
48. Walking the Moor
Walking the Moor
I love open spaces so I'm drawn to places like a moor. I found some beautiful pics taken on different moors, threw in a little information, and made this lens. Now I can "go walking on the moor" whenever I feel like it. Moor: A tract of open uncultivated upland, usually in Britain; also called a...
Travel & Places - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:46:24
49. Small and Easy Steps Create Change
Small and Easy Steps Create Change
When it comes to changing habits that hold me back, or keep me unhealthy, I always want to leap to the finish line without going around the track. And I know I'm not alone. The idea of what it will take to change a habit is daunting, especially if you're a big picture person. One way to complete...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:43:43
50. Healing My Cat with Qigong
Healing My Cat with Qigong
My cat Mocha Joe was DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY PROBLEMS in December 2005. PROGNOSIS: Mocha Joe had 3 months to a year. I used SPRING FOREST QIGONG techniques (that I'd just learned) on Mocha Joe. After three qigong sessions in one week, Joe was running and playing like a 3 year old (he was 12). "H...
Pets & Animals - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:28
51. Marge Piercy: Poet
Marge Piercy: Poet
Marge Piercy has authored 17 books of poetry,and just as many novels. She's won many honors, including the oldest poetry award in the USA: The Golden Rose. Piercy's poetry is usually written in free verse, with a very personal tone, often focusing on feminist or social issues. "What we want to ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:07
52. Phractured Philosophy: Chicken or Egg First?
Phractured Philosophy: Chicken or Egg First?
1) Which came first, the chicken or the egg? 2) Why did the chicken cross the road? I know these conundrums have kept me awake many a night and caused me to loose focus during critical moments at work. I'd really like to get to the bottom of them. If you can help me out, please, leave your comme...
Culture & Society - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:44:59
53. Poets: Kunitz, Collins, Kooser, Simic, Gluck, Hall, Ryan, Merwin
Poets: Kunitz, Collins, Kooser, Simic, Gluck, Hall, Ryan, Merwin
What Poet Laureates Do: serve as the nation's official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans. Their "Mission": to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry. Process of Appointment: appointed annually by the Librarian of Congres...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:43:28
54. Trust Your Feelings
Trust Your Feelings
This lens is particularly for those who "stuff" their feelings, ignore them, or talk themselves out of them. It is for people who think what they feel is wrong, and what others feel is right. It took me quite a while, with the help of a professional, to trust my emotions and feelings, but it was ...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:23
55. Living As a River: Book Review
Living As a River: Book Review
I love it when I find a book that deepens my understanding of things (understanding being more a river than facts). Science and spirituality are twins in this book, as they are outside of it. Though the author is Buddhist, the possibility for clarity of mind extends to people of all faiths, agnos...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:44:25
56. Wind, Solar, Geothermal Energies: A Comparison
Wind, Solar, Geothermal Energies: A Comparison
Which renewable energy is the best to use? I'm not an expert on renewable energy but I wrote an article about it and decided to put the info in a lens. Since my knowledge of this is "simple" I will keep the lens simple as well and use lots of cool pictures. Below are brief, basic explanations of...
Healthy Living - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:23
57. poetry slam: the basics
poetry slam: the basics
The competitive art of performance poetry is called "slam poetry.". they are written to be performed leaving poets to concentrate not just on what they're saying but how they will say it. Poetry slam events are a competition between poets. Members of the audience judge the performances. Most oft...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:34:17
58. Build Your Vocabulary To Reach Your Potential
Build Your Vocabulary To Reach Your Potential
Does increasing vocabulary really increase income potential? If it does, how can I improve on mine? Motivational speaker, Earl Nightingale, followed some college graduates for 20 years. His purpose? He wanted to see if the vocabulary they left college with had an effect on their earning power. T...
Education - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:44:36
59. Old Rock Day: Celebrate Rocks!
Old Rock Day: Celebrate Rocks!
I'm writing about Old Rock Day, which falls on January 7th, for 3 reasons. 1) Its a goofy holiday. 2) The summer I was 3 years old I collected rocks. I had a box taller than I was in my bedroom and I threw my select rocks in there. So, I feel a kinship with rocks. 3) I need to discover if there i...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:41

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