Colin Longworth - Psychologist & Counsellor

 

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Refrigerator Quotes


In the book Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives With the Bereaving (by Harold Ivan Smith, published by Routledge Mental Health) there is reference to the idea of "Refrigerator Quotes" where the author asks "... grievers to put the quotation on a refrigerator door so they and members of the family, or friends, will see it. Some participants photocopy the quotes and pass them on. Others carry the quotes in a purse, notebook, or wallet for further reflection. The more they read and ponder a refrigerator quote, the more meaning it offers.” (p.11.)


I have used the same idea for a number of quotes I have found in various places - They are as follows: 


No 1 - Eleanor Roosevelt^ and how: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do”

 

No 2 - Two Wolves – A Cherokee Parable about Anger


No 3 - A Bag of Nails: A Spiritual Story by Unknown


No 4 - Barry Jones^ on the “Baggage” we carry through life   


No 5 - Matthew Johnstone: on Detaching from Electronic Devices


No 6 - The Trouble Tree


No 7 - Matthew Mitcham: on Reaching Out for Help


No 8 -  A quote from Steve Biddulph



Other Handouts Worth Posting on the Fridge


The Litmus Test and the Decision Matrix


The Decision Quadrant


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