Serendipity in Portland

I spent the day in Portland. It was filled with rhythm, new friends, old friends, reading in cafes, giant french fries, photo walks, wandering the art museum, and salad for dinner. I meet the most creative and interesting people every single time I go to CreativeMornings. I love them so much! Portland was perfect. Intisar […]

A State of Complete Attention to the Present

The phrase “intrinsically pleasurable” really caught my attention in this episode, and I love the part about meditation being about a state of complete attention to the present. The Drive Interview with Peter Attia I think of life as a handful of direction changes that some of them you look back in the past and […]

Make People Feel a Little Better for Your Presence

I love this interview so much. It runs the gamut from poop jokes to depression to knowing what truly matters when it comes to being remembered. Wait Wait Naked and Ashamed: Peter Sagal There is a poignant discussion about depression at 14:00 that resonated with me. The thing that I hope people do now is […]

People Are The Best Puzzles

People are the best puzzles you’ll never solve. Michael Lopp in Managing Humans

Own Your Ambitions

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success by Alain de Botton at TEDGlobal 2009 “We should focus in on our ideas and make sure that we own them and that we are truly the owners of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough not getting what you want, it’s even worse to have an idea of […]

Posture & Power Dynamics

Your body language may shape who you are by Amy Cuddy at TEDGlobal 2012 “It’s about opening up.” — Amy Cuddy (3:30) “Two minutes [of power poses] lead to these hormonal changes that configure your brain to be either assertive, confident, and comfortable or really stress-reactive and feeling sort of shut down.” — Amy Cuddy (11:27) “Our […]

Life is to short to be busy.

The ‘Busy’ Trap by Tim Kreider Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition […]