“There’s an old joke that says there are three types of people – those who can count and those that can’t. Categorically, there are certainly two types of leader: those that light up a room when they walk into it; And those that light up a room when they walk out of it.” Continue reading: Do you Light up a Room when you enter it or leave it?
I’m a huge fan of the book The ONE Thing. In it, the author Gary Keller talks about the idea that you really don’t need to be as disciplined as you think. Why? Because you only need enough discipline to start a habit and the habit then takes over. Go to the source: Why You Need Instant Gratification, According to Science
A University of Michigan immunologist (I hope he’s right) says “those of you who have been reading this blog faithfully and those who know me personally understand that I’m not someone who makes predictions lightly”. Continue reading: Welcome to 2022 — the year the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
See the resemblance?
Beam me up, Scotty! As a 63 year old, I no longer recognize what this world has become. Source: OpenSea Freezes $2.2M of Stolen Bored Apes – Slashdot
At this point in my life, I’m not really looking to add anything new. However, I am looking to discard things that no longer serve me. Toward that end, I share this:
My brother from a different mother down under Brian Clark shared this article with me to kick off the new year and I think it’s worthy of your attention as well: “social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. We need to reclaim our minds while we still can”. Sounds like a worthy endeavor! Read the article here: Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen
If you really want to drill down on this issue, here’s a book from the author of the Guardian article that could help:
From “SNL” to “The Golden Girls” to “Lake Placid.” Source: Where to watch the best of Betty White
Life-tested wisdom on how to live from James Baldwin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Leo Tolstoy, Seneca, Toni Morrison, Walt Whitman, Viktor Frankl, Rachel Carson, and Hannah Arendt. Source: Resolutions for a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past
What makes joy rare? How do we awaken this beautiful capacity to embrace life? In this talk Tara explores the obstacles to joy and the attitude and practices that free us to “love what is.”
In this choiceless
There is an infinite array
where can we go to be? where can we go to listen? where can we go to know?
Our minds seek comfort. Our hearts seek truth.
What happens when we need to make big, life-impacting decisions? Fear takes over, the voices in our head get loud and bossy and urge us to avoid taking risks. Our ego tries desperately to con us into taking the easy way out.
We, therefore, don’t often make our choices from the heart, we make them from the mind space which governs much of our lives and tends to try to keep us small.
The calm within the storm is where peace lives and breathes. It is not within perfect circumstances or a charmed life… it…
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My earliest memories of being happy are of playing in the ocean. When our family began going to Cape Cod in the summer, the low piney woods, high dunes, and wide sweep of white sand felt like a true home. We spent hours at the beach, diving into the waves, body surfing, practicing somersaults underwater… Continue reading Living Life No Matter What here: Living Life No Matter What
Resolutions aren’t just declarations; they’re confrontations with circumstances. Source: Resolving to Change: How We Recreate Our Lives
Research shows how much our furry friends can change us for the better. Source: Losing Our Pets: How We Grow From Grief
Jahresrückblicke (end-of-year reviews) are a fun way to look back at the year. Here’s how the Germans do it and a few you can check out! How was 2021? Source: What’s Your Favorite Look Back? Jahresrückblicke in Germany
In honor of Betty White passing, here’s a supercut of her best moments as the quirky 60-something-year-old from St. Olaf on “Golden Girls.” Source: Here Are Betty White’s Greatest Moments As Rose Nylund On ‘Golden Girls’ – Digg
My partner always says ‘you’re only as sick as the secrets you keep’. True? She’s always right. :-D
Go to the source: Why the Secrets You Keep Are Hurting You
In defense of not following your dreams. Source: 5 Small Ways to Reconsider Your Life’s Meaning
Empower yourself now and into the future. Source: The #1 Question To Ask Yourself in 2022