I’ve had to relearn how to write after my shoulder injury.  My fingers were very stiff and my grip was weak.  I’ve been able to make progress largely due to a foam ring which hugs my pen; an adaptive device.  I started to think about many devices that helped me adapt to physical limitations or environmental conditions.  I use a pillow to be comfortable for meditation.  I remember, as a seven year-old, having training wheels on my two-wheeler until I felt confident enough to ride without them.  What are some adaptive devices you’ve used in your life? How have they changed your experience for the better?

Raindrops on Roses

The most memorable song from the musical, The Sound of Music probably is Favorite Things. The lyrics begin “raindrops on roses…”   Make a list of why raindrops or roses might be special to you.

One Picture

One picture is worth 1000 words…we’ve all heard the saying. Look at a favorite painting or photograph. What are the first 10 words that come to mind? What might these words tell you about what you love? What do these words tell you about what you have special feelings for?

Gut Rehab

If you had the opportunity to seriously overhaul your life (don’t we all?), what things would you keep the same? What would you most like to change? Among the things you would like to change, don’t focus on your circumstances, like wealth, where you live, or wanting to lose 10 pounds. Think about what you might change about how you act in the world and how you treat yourself.