boundary wellness and exploration
- "Do as I mean, not as I say." (As far as I know, I originated this saying probably in the late '90's, adapted from variations on the popular "do as I say, not as I do" I hear teachers telling students) (usually I say it to my computer).
- If you think I'm "nuts," then your therapist needsan enlightening vacation.
- "Cannon, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries." (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary)
- "'[…] things I cannot change, […] things I can, […] know the difference'." (variant of The Serenity Prayer mentioned at Wikiquote)
On a microcosmic level, therapy is a process of learning how to give and take, surrender and assert, merge and individuate, unite and separate—without being trapped in a whipsaw of opposites. Therapist and client, [...] seek to find a constructive balance between separation and union. In psychological health, the contact boundary that links I and Thou "harmoniously [fuses] the edges of each without confusing them," Rank wrote in Art and Artist (1932/1989, p. 104). Joining together in feeling, therapist and client do not lose themselves but, rather, re-discover and re-create themselves. In the simultaneous dissolution of their difference in a greater whole, therapist and client surrender their painful isolation for a moment, only to have individuality returned to them in the next, re-energized and enriched by the experience of "loss."
- w:Immune system
Lignin plays a crucial part in conducting water in plant stems. The polysaccharide components of plant cell walls are highly hydrophilic and thus permeable to water, whereas lignin is more hydrophobic . [...] lignin is an obstacle for water absorption [...] Thus, lignin makes it possible for the plant's vascular tissue to conduct water efficiently.
(Lignin article @ Wikipedia, August, 2010)