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Entries tagged with: David Whyte


14 July 2011

Allison read and listened to some of her favorite poems that always help her to reboot her brain and find the path back to a little more balance.

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Give Up Your Fear of Failure and Find Faith in Yourself

27 November 2012

Allison read The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte and was reminded to worry a little less about failure and to believe in herself a little more.

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Be Intrepid

11 December 2012

Allison read Intrepid, The University of Virginia Library 2012 Annual Report, and enjoyed a celebration of words, a feast for the senses and a bit of inspiration for 2013.

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Find Comfort and a Fresh Perspective in Poetry

19 March 2013

Allison read a draft of Border Ways by her brother, Reverend George Linney, and once again found just what she needed during a difficult time in the pages of a beautiful collection of poems.

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The Power of Saying No

16 April 2013

Allison read one of her favorite Mary Oliver poems, The Journey, and remembered how important it is to sometimes say, “No.”

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It’s Important to Ask for Help

7 May 2013

Allison read an excerpt from David Whyte’s Readers' Circle Essay, "Help," and appreciated the reminder that sometimes it’s important to ask for the generosity you need.

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Solace in a River of Silence

9 July 2013

Allison read an excerpt from David Whyte’s River Flow: New and Selected Poems and remembered there can be solace in the silence.

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Have a Little Faith

9 September 2014

Allison thought about the full moon and was reminded of one of her favorite David Whyte poems, Faith.

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Adjust the Plan When Necessary

29 September 2015

Allison had a complicated night of airline travel and couldn't get a new blog post updated before her Tuesday midnight deadline. Instead, she's sharing her favorite David Whyte poem that helped her to stay calm when the flight got particularly bumpy.

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Irish Inspiration

26 April 2016

Allison read How to Calm and Reshape an Anxious Mind in the Irish Times and signed up for a course on wholeheartedness and gratefulness with one of her favorite poets, David Whyte. It’s good to get wisdom from across the pond.

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Study Habits for Everyone, Not Just Back-to-Schoolers

7 August 2018

Barbara read A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra) by Barbra Oakley, Ph.D. and found her study tips immediately useful.

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Poetry in Quarantine

28 April 2020

Craving courage during the COVID-19 quarantine, Barbara watched a live online series called The Courage in Poetry by David Whyte on three consecutive Sundays in April 2020.

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Searching and Reclaiming the Soul in a Virtual World of Work

22 September 2020

Yvonne read The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte and recalled the search for soul in her own working life.

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Would You Like to Meet My Literary Crush?

29 September 2020

Barbara watched David Whyte’s Three Sundays online series, Half a Shade Braver, and was comforted and encouraged to keep on tolerating the unknown without going bonkers.

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Still Possible

7 December 2021

Barbara watched David Whyte’s Zoom sessions titled Still Possible and learned a new way to live one day at a time.

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Amanda Gorman Helps Me Have Hope

1 March 2022

Allison turned to Amanda Gorman’s poetry for hope in the face of global heartache.

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