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Thomas Paine publishes “The American Crisis”

On this day in 1776, Thomas Paine’s immortal words inspired the revolutionary army…

‘These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated: Thomas Paine publishes “The American Crisis”

While I no longer believe in ‘american exceptionalism’ there is no doubt this is an exceptional example of words that inspired men to great deeds. You can read the entire pamphlet at no cost here (and I believe every American should read this at least once in their lifetime):

The Unexpected Impact of Growing Up with a Difficult Mother

Here’s what we gain from growing up with difficult mothers, and how I healed and moved on from my childhood: The Unexpected Impact of Growing Up with a Difficult Mother – Tiny Buddha

Michigan Outdoors by the Numbers

Michigan is a have for outdoor lovers. Just look at the facts in this infographic…

Source: Michigan Outdoors by the Numbers [Infographic] – This Michigan Life

Bonus…

Exercise Habits: Build Them When It’s Good

Build exercise habits when it’s good so they stick when it’s bad: Exercise Habits: Build Them When It’s Good

The Internet’s BEST FAILS; December 2020

Brené with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt on Ted Lasso

I was predisposed to dislike Ted Lasso — I love soccer but I don’t love the premiere league and I’ve never been much of a Jason Sudeikis fan — and yet Ted Lasso is the show I needed to see during the pandemic. Doing a little research, I discovered that Brené Brown is not only a soccer fan, but she also loves Ted Lasso. She breaks it down here with Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt and the resulting interview is amazing and sweet as Brené goes full-metal fangirl. She says…

“As the self-appointed president of the TLFC (Ted Lasso Fan Club), it was a blast to talk to Jason Sudeikis, the co-creator, writer and executive producer who plays Ted Lasso, and Brendan Hunt, the co-creator and writer who plays Coach Beard on the Apple TV+ hit series. The show follows the adventures of a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. We talk about the show’s interesting origin story, writers’ room inspirations, and why intention is critical to the creative process. It’s a fun conversation about a show that is unapologetically awkward, brave, and kind: Brené with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt on Ted Lasso | Brené Brown

Click the link to listen to the episode…

Bonus!

The Science of Intermittent Fasting

A discovery suitable for everyday life: The Science of Intermittent Fasting

6 Ways to Increase Happiness at Work and at Home

A new study explores which types of happiness interventions are most effective: 6 Ways to Increase Happiness at Work and at Home

“A Year from Now You May Wish You Had Started Today”

Source: “A Year from Now You May Wish You Had Started Today”

Want a Good Relationship? Try Limiting Your Expectations

To expect someone to meet all your needs is unrealistic. If you want to good relationship, start by choosing the 3 qualities that you need most: Want a Good Relationship? Try Limiting Your Expectations

5 Things We’ve Learned About Virtual School In 2020

Most schooling has been offered online this semester. Teachers are working hard to improve that experience, but many students are still left behind: 5 Things We’ve Learned About Virtual School In 2020

How To Talk To Your MAGA Friends & Family

Never bring data to a values fight!

Daniel Burnham said…

Burnham is famously quoted as saying, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” This slogan has been taken to capture the essence of Burnham’s spirit.

Critical Thinking Is a Key to Repairing Our Social Fabric

Teaching critical thinking skill is imperative to regain our lost social values: Critical Thinking Is a Key to Repairing Our Social Fabric

Alex Trebek channels Mr Rogers in short, sweet, final Thanksgiving message

Source: Alex Trebek channels Mr Rogers in short, sweet, final Thanksgiving message

Here’s Why Doomscrolling Is So Bad For Your Mental Health

Taking in so much bad news is hard on your brain; here’s how to break the habit: Here’s Why Doomscrolling Is So Bad For Your Mental Health

Cultivate a Grateful Mindset with Calm’s Gratitude Check-in

Develop a daily gratitude practice by writing down three things you’re grateful for: everything from the bigger things that are easier to notice, to the small day to day things we often overlook: Cultivate a Grateful Mindset with Calm’s Gratitude Check-in — Calm Blog

Pssst. Until the end of the day tomorrow, you can subscribe for 1 year at 50% off…

The Shadows of the Constitution

The NPR Politics Podcast on NPR One: 🔊 Listen Now: NPR’s Throughline: The Shadows of the Constitution

Mindful Holidays

As we head toward a very different holiday compared to years past, we can reclaim the peace and joy of the season through mindfulness—one of the most powerful tools we have in the face of life’s twists and turns. With practice, we learn to work with our circumstance exactly as it is, and it’s from this grounded place of openness, that we can discover the beauty and possibility that lives in the moment: Mindful Holidays — Calm Blog

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