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What is it about childhood books and television shows that are so wise and still applicable to us as adults?

This morning I got a newsletter from beliefnet.com sent with quotes from Mister Rogers. I grew up with his melodic voice singing goodbye to me as he took off his shoes for the day. And I always felt comforted in hearing it. But I didn’t know how wise he was until I read this:

“There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.”

It also made me think about all of the children’s books in my life that affected me as a child and still influences my life today. Has anyone else been impacted by Shel Silverstein’s books, for example? My cousin bought me The Missing Piece as a young adult and though it’s for 9-12 year olds, I still find tons of wisdom in it today.

Or were you a big Dr. Seuss fan? One of our top posts this week is all about the wise words Dr. Seuss used to inspire, entertain and uplift us in his fun, rhyming prose. Even if you are not a fan, you will find a ton of jewels in our blog wrap up this week. Just check them out below. Enjoy!

6 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – DBT Understood’s Christy Matta’s uncovering all the wisdom in Dr. Seuss’s words in this truly enlightening post. If you love are a big Dr. Seuss fan, you might recognize a few of his entertaining and surprisingly meaningful quotes.

Three Laws of Change – How to Influence Your Subconscious to Manage the Energies of Your Heart

(Neuroscience & Relationships) – The Mister Rogers quote I mentioned above is like a summary to this post. If you want to change your life, you need to work on the hard stuff, the stuff that many of us try to avoid. While it takes courage and patience, these three laws of change can help get you there.

How Many Uses for a Shoe? Divergent Thinking, ADD and Creativity

(The Creative Mind) – Growing up often means saying goodbye to creative thinking. But there are ways to nurture them as adults. This post lists a few techniques as well as identifying some of the creative strengths that come with having ADHD.

Super Moon Triggering Euphoria Till I Saw This Moon

(Mental Health Humor) – If you love the playfulness in our blogs this week, you’ll really love this one! It’s a fun cartoon making fun of our recent Super Moon experience.

Can Equine Therapy Be Useful for Diagnosis?

(Equine Therapy) – Oh my what horses can do! Another benefit of equine therapy? Helping therapists with patient assessment.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Mar 2011
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APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2011). Best of Our Blogs: March 22, 2011. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 21, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/03/22/best-of-our-blogs-march-22-2011/

 

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