Lawrence Rosen, MD of Oradell, New Jersey is an integrative pediatrician and co-author of Treatment Alternatives for Children. He is the founder of the Whole Child Center, one of the country’s first green and integrative pediatric practices. I came across a recent post of his, he was writing about conversations with patients, clients, colleagues and friends in wellness circles, and certain words and principles kept recurring in these exchanges.

Here are his ten words to live by.

  1. Presence: To be fully engaged in what you are doing right now.
  2. Vulnerability: The willingness to be let others see you as you are.
  3. Clarity: Transparency and lucidity of vision and thought.
  4. Equanimity: The evenness of mind to stand steady in the face of stress.
  5. Gratitude: An intentional appreciation of what and who you have.
  6. Creativity: The use of your imagination to produce something, anything.
  7. Authenticity: Walking the walk. The most honest “way of being.”
  8. Passion: An incredibly intense desire that is barely containable.
  9. Compassion: Love and acceptance for another as if they were you.
  10. Love: “We accept the love we think we deserve.” (Stephen Chbosky)

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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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