5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

Practicing a few new habits can go a long way: 5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It.

Keep this story in mind when talking with stubborn people: “The earliest strong match for the modern saying located by QI appeared in the January 3, 1948 issue of “The Saturday Evening Post” within a profile of Cyrus Stuart Ching who was the head of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service: A man in the audience began heckling him with a long series of nasty and irrelevant questions. For a while Ching answered patiently. Finally he held up his big paw and waggled it gently. “My friend,” he said, “I’m not going to answer any more of your questions. I hope you won’t take this personally, but I am reminded of something my old uncle told me, long ago, back on the farm. He said. ‘What’s the sense of wrestling with a pig? You both get all over muddy and the pig likes it.’”

Source: Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It – Quote Investigator

“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us”

“The quote “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”  is often mistakenly attributed to Marshall McLuhan. It does NOT appear in “Understanding Media”, as Wilson Miner confidently asserts in the presentation below, indeed it does not appear in any published work by McLuhan at all. The quote was actually written by Father John Culkin, SJ, a Professor of Communication at Fordham University in New York and friend of McLuhan. But though the quote is Culkin’s, I would argue that the idea is McLuhan’s, as it comes up in an article by Culkin about McLuhan: Culkin, J.M. (1967, March 18). A schoolman’s guide to Marshall McLuhan. Saturday Review, pp. 51-53, 71-72. The idea presented in the quote is entirely consistent with McLuhan’s thinking on technology in general.”

Source: “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us” | McLuhan Galaxy

How to shift your mindset and choose your future

The Amazing Way Bicycles Change You

@simonsinek on #leadership

When the people have to manage dangers from inside the organization, the organization itself becomes less able to face the dangers from outside. Truly human leadership protects an organization from the internal rivalries that can shatter a culture. When we have to protect ourselves from each other, the whole organization suffers. But when trust and cooperation thrive internally, we pull together and the organization grows stronger as a result.

Sinek, Simon. Leaders Eat Last Deluxe (p. 16). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

The Lockdown as a Spiritual Retreat

Five tips to harness the benefits of confinement: The Lockdown as a Spiritual Retreat

Staying Sane in the Time of Coronavirus: Leslie Davenport on mental and emotional well-being

A 70-year-old Woman’s Response to Coronavirus

‘Luminita, do you believe in the coronavirus?’ A sweet 70-year-old woman asked me the other day while I was in her store.‘I believe in God‘, I replied: A 70-year-old Woman’s Response to Coronavirus — Purpose Fairy

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