Generosity

“Generosity takes effort.”

Read Seth Godin’s full post on The Right Effort of Generosity

Life

My Life by Mr. Bingo.

This Contract!

“You give me money, I give you creative!” This contract is after my own heart.

Rainbow Bow Tie

Buy this fun rainbow bow tie, wear it proudly and feel good about the fact that 100% of the sales will support LGBTQ rights. Thumbs up!

Learn

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”
– Bill Nye

Argument = Teaching Moment

“If you’re going to have an argument with someone, the best way to do it is to assume they can teach you something.”
– Celeste Headlee

Quote from a conversation between Celeste Headlee and Janet Lee in this article. And here’s Celeste’s TED Talk, 10 ways to have a better conversation.

Talk/Guided Meditation with Tara Brach

A few years back my friend Maria of Brain Pickings pointed me to Tara Brach’s guided meditations. They have carried me through some difficult times and I can’t thank Tara enough for so generously offering these podcasts for free. This morning, I listened to the above talk on relaxing the over-controller and it really hit home. Watch the talk and then enjoy the guided meditation at the end. It’s just what I needed. Maybe some of you do too…

What Is Luck?

Is luck real?

The Empathy of Food

Anna Lappé speaks on the “empathy of food”.

(via Michael Pollan)

Good Bones

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Pile of Good Things

“So what if instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
– Rainbow Rowell

(via this #riskhappy Instagram Post)

Normal

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
– Ellen Goodman

(via this Instagram post)

Questions & Empathy

Absolutely loving this deck of cards designed by sub rosa to help enable empathic thinking. I flipped through the cards and found countless uncomfortable questions. I foresee my next dinner party with friends will have lots of deep conversation. My favorite part: When you open the box, it reads “no small talk” on the lid. So good! The world needs this.

Worries

Citizen-Led Walking Tours

Jane’s Walk is an organization offering citizen-led walking tours in over 200 cities. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. I love EVERYTHING about this.

Here are upcoming walking tours in New York City.

(via Kyle)

Am I Normal?

52 cards to find out just how weird (or not) you might be. The School of Life designed this set of cards as a tool of self-assessment and reassurance.

Brandord Marsalis on Students

From this article: 3 Things School taught you without even realizing it.

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A Job To Love

I consider helping my kids understand themselves, so they will head into the direction of a career that will fulfill them, the biggest task of my life. Thanks to the newest book by School of Life I now have back up help: A Job To Love is designed to help us better understand ourselves and locate a job that is right for us.

At this point I might as well just give The School of Life my credit card info and have them send me everything they put out. Absolutely love what they do!

Business Fundamentals Made Clear

I wish I would have access to these lessons in business fundamentals when I started out 11 years ago.

Professional Enthusiast

This Professional Enthusiast Shirt is simply wonderful!

(via Carly)

Death to Flakiness

Nothing pushes my buttons more than flakiness. And there’s a lot of it in NYC. Must teach my children to be reliable. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Best Freelance Copywriter Website

Joe Coleman created this website for his freelance copywriting skills and now I want to hire him. This is brilliant. It made me laugh!

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Strange Beasts

This short film on a fictitious new augmented reality gave me all the feels.

Words of Wisdom: Casey Neistat

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