Robert M. Hopkins

Robert M. Hopkins



2 Feb 2020

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–12

Cloudscape Flow, 2019
Cloudscape Flow, 2019

A study conducted at the 
Eastern Ontario Research Institute 
found that people who exercised
twice a week for 10 weeks
felt more competent socially,
academically, and athletically.
They also rated their body image
and self-esteem higher. Best of all,
rather than the physical changes
in their bodies being responsible 
for the uptick in confidence, it was
the immediate, endorphin-fueled
positivity from exercise that made
all the difference. Schedule your
exercise to make certain it happens,
or the days will just slip away. 

—Dr. Travis Bradberry 

16 Jan 2020

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–11


"Fear, anger, resentment, 
and stress are poisons you create 
in your mind. If you take charge of your
mind, you can create a chemistry 
of blissfulness."


Morning Petals, 2015
Morning Petals, 2015
1 Jan 2020

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–10

Bei Hai Park Vista, 2019
Bei Hai Park Vista, 2019

"If you can change your mind,  
you can change your life."

―William James 

14 Dec 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–9

"The pessimist sees the difficulty 
in every opportunity; the optimist sees 
the opportunity in every difficulty." 

—Winston Churchill 

Amber Sunset, 2019
Amber Sunset, 2019
1 Dec 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–8

Window (Puerto Rico), 2003
Window (Puerto Rico), 2003

                    "You cannot have   
                  a positive life and a     
                      negative mind."   

                      —Joyce Meyer

14 Nov 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–7


 "Positive emotions flood our brains 
with dopamine and serotonin, chemicals that not only make us feel good, but dial up the learning centers of our brains to higher levels. They help us organize new information, keep that information in the brain longer, and retrieve it faster later on. And they enable us to make and sustain more neural connections, which allows us to think more quickly and creatively, become more skilled at complex analysis and problem solving, and see and invent new ways of doing things."

    —Shawn Anchor

Low Tide (Puerto Rico), 2003
Low Tide (Puerto Rico), 2003
11 Nov 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–6

Sunset Strata, 2019
Sunset Strata, 2019

"Enthusiasm is everything. 
It must be taut and vibrating 
like a guitar string."


15 Oct 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–5

"The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself in the service
of others."

—Mahatma Gandhi

Afternoon Light, 2019
Afternoon Light, 2019
6 Oct 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–4

Hou Hai Park, 2019
Hou Hai Park, 2019

"When our whole world shrinks down to just ourselves, the smallest problems or reversals of fortunes throw us. But when we widen the circle of our concern, we’re less concerned with the self — we’re less narcissistic, we have more perspective, we’re more empathetic, and more grateful. That has huge consequences — making us much more effective at dealing with stress, anxiety and even depression."

—Arianna Huffington

14 Sep 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–3

"We don't see things
as they are, we see them
as we are."

—Anais Nin

Winter Dew, 2018
Winter Dew, 2018
3 Sep 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–2

Aspens, 2016
Aspens, 2016

             drifting up 
             into old aspen trees —
             the sound of checkers  


21 Aug 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 4–1

              "A mind that is stretched 
        by new experiences will never go  
             back to its old dimensions." 

            —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Spiral Flow, 2019
Spiral Flow, 2019
31 Jul 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–24

Full-Moon Willow, 2015
Full-Moon Willow, 2015

Sleep deprivation is linked to a variety of serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. It stresses you out because your body overproduces the stress hormone cortisol when it's sleep deprived. While excess cortisol has a host of negative health effects that come from the havoc it wreaks on your immune system, it also makes you look older, because cortisol breaks down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic. 

—Dr. Travis Bradberry

15 Jul 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–23

"A mind is like a parachute.   
It doesn’t work if it is not open."

—Frank Zappa

Red Lanterns, 2019
Red Lanterns, 2019
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