August 15, 2018

There they were in the Alhambra in Granada, Spain – this family, tourists like my husband and me. I asked if I could take their photo to send to my friend Mubarakah back in New Haven. They said yes.
They, like us, marveled at the intricate beauty of this retreat built with dazzling care centuries ago. That was before Muslims, Jews and Protestants were expelled, killed, or forced to convert by Ferdinand and Isabella, Los Reyes Católicos.

In this August heat, I am stunned that we are awash in misunderstood history, that we continue to fear, demonize, kill, separate ourselves from people different from us.

Time to take a break from the “news.” Time to cut through to our deep core:

  • Who am I?
  • Who are we?
  • How can we live together on this turf of ours?

No easy answers, but counter-productive to dodge the questions.
I invite you to join me for an OASIS Retreat on Thursday, September 13 – not at the Alhambra in Spain, but at the seaside Mercy Center in Madison, CT.   Till then, try the brief Sanity Tip.  
Warm greetings from Connecticut,
OASIS Sanity Tip

Make time today for quiet reflection. Ask:
What can I do today to:

Open my eyes to something new?
Notice my quick judgment of a person I see on the street?
Listen to someone whose opinion is different from mine?

Millie Grenough discovered her own OASIS after a near-death accident shook her out of her fast and furious lifestyle. During her months of recuperation Millie developed the 60-second OASIS Strategies that have helped thousands of people around the world. Millie's OASIS Training program has graduates throughout the USA and in Panama, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. Her books, trainings, international presentations, and coaching have helped people ranging from Casino VPs, US Army Officers and University Deans, to overworked health personnel, prison inmates, and harried parents. 

Millie is a Certified Life Coach, a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is certified in EMDR-Level II with a specialty in Performance Enhancement. Her trainings are authorized for CCEs by the National Association of Social Workers and the International Coach Federation.
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