Kathy Murphy, Ph.D.

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Posts Tagged ‘Maya Angelou’

The Power of Retreating

“If we step away for a time, we are not,

as many would accuse, being irresponsible,

but, rather, we are preparing ourselves….

Maya Angelou

We all agree that taking time to be relaxed, contemplative and mindful about our lives is a worthwhile thing, yet we still don’t do it. We’re too busy. Being busy is a given for most of us. And the truth is, we’re probably not going to get any less busy.

Interestingly, when we take time to retreat, time expands, and you approach your tasks with a more peaceful heart, open mind, and relaxed attitude.  Retreating is a very powerful tool for rediscovering, rejuvenating and recommitting yourself to your life. (more…)

Why Don’t We Listen to Ourselves?


As I write this article for you, I am sitting on a porch looking out over the mountains in N.C. The temperature is in the low 70’s. A friend from Charleston told me it was almost 100 there. OMG. The older I get, the less I tolerate the heat. (more…)