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15 Self-Help Books that Really Helped

15 Self-Help Books that Really Helped If you type “self-help books” into Amazon’s “Books” category, you’ll get more than 675,000 hits, and their “Kindle” category lists nearly 300,000. That’s a lot of self-help! But how many of these books have … Continue reading

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Transmigration of Flower Mandala essence

Share 52 Flower Mandalas on Facebook and Share 52 Flower Mandalas on Twitter More soon on the topic of transforming the essence of one type of art into another, but both the therapist and the artist in me wanted to convey a personal … Continue reading

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Raffles, reviews, and samples! Oh my!

Share 52 Flower Mandalas on Facebook and Share 52 Flower Mandalas on Twitter Breaking news! I’ve been finding out more from clients and colorists about coloring and it’s meditative qualities and will write another post on that soon, but some time-sensitive events … Continue reading

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Can I pick your brains?

Share 52 Flower Mandalas with your friends! Art Bars, Coloring Parties, other audiences Now that our coloring book 52 Flower Mandalas is completed, I’d like to find more ways to get it out into the world. Marketing and promotion, alas, have … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Will: Break on through”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Will” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Will: Break on through Copyright 2014 David J. Bookbinder There are many ways psychotherapists can … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Uniqueness: Blooming”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Uniqueness” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Uniqueness: Blooming Copyright 2014 David J. Bookbinder Recently, I had the relatively rare experience of … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Uncertainty: Negative capability”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Uncertainty” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Uncertainty: Negative capability Copyright 2014 David J. Bookbinder Perhaps the greatest fear I run across … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Trust: Experienced Innocence”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Trust” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Trust: Experienced Innocence Copyright 2014 David J. Bookbinder When I was in Boy Scouts, we … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Suffering: So it goes”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Suffering” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Suffering: So it goes Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Helen Keller once said that the … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Choice: Repatterning”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Choice” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Choice: Repatterning Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder NOTE: The opinions expressed in the following joke … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Solitude: Shiftings”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Solitude” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Solitude: Shiftings Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In solitude, we can inhabit our deepest selves, … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Silence: Outside in” (Second Draft)

NOTE: This is the second draft of the “Silence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Silence: Outside in Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder About silence I am tempted to say, … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Silence: Outside in”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Silence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Silence: Outside in Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder About silence I am tempted to say, … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Self Love: Evolution”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Self Love” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Self Love: Evolution Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In my more troubled youth, I … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Risk: Rewards”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Risk” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Risk: Rewards Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder When they first arrive at my office, most … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Resilience: Modalities”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Resilience” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Resilience: Modalities Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Along with perseverance and a sense of purpose, an … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Purpose: Arcs”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Purpose” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Purpose: Arcs Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder More than things, more than work, more, even, … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Presence: Now, be, here”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Presence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Presence: Now, be, here Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder I was 20 when I first … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Possibility: More powerful than a locomotive”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Possibility” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Possibility: More powerful than a locomotive Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Much of my childhood … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Perseverance: Fellow travelers”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perseverance” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perseverance: Fellow Travelers Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder This line from a Jackson Browne song … Continue reading

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