Nayyirah Waheed

you are the thing
that comes from your
soul.

– Nayyirah Waheed

Cindy Gallop on The Role Models Podcast

In this episode of The Role Models Podcast Cindy Gallop talks on why female role models are just as critical for men as they are for women. As well some really helpful tips on public speaking. Love this woman. So radically fearless.

Be Disciplined

A good reminder for confusing times.

VoteRunLead

VoteRunLead supports women who want to transform the United States and democracy through their participation as leaders. The organization offers training events, tips and tools and virtual sessions. They might have an event near you soon, check here. Want to bring the tour to your community?

Tinker Friday

I am completely smitten by this collection of videos created by Dina Amin. On Fridays she picks a random product, disassembles it, examines it and makes a stop motion story with its parts. This is delightful!

Banana Split

YES to this Banana Split Poster.

Alphabetizing Books

In case you ever wondered what the fastest way is to alphabetize your bookshelf. Now you know.

Nobody Owns Me

A Thought

How do you draw a circle?

Analysis suggests that the way you draw a simple circle is linked to geography and cultural upbringing, deep-rooted in hundreds of years of written language, and significant in developmental psychology and trends in education today. Fascinating article!

(thanks Christine)

Minutiae

Minutiae is designed to record mundane moments with no time to pose nor polish shots. The app was created as a response to the polished, carefully selected images we put on Facebook and Instagram. Instead of weddings, pets and brunch, Minutiae wants its users to capture the random, often boring things that happen in between.

As someone who created a 200 page book celebrating “The Beauty in the Ordinary” in 1999 as my thesis, this makes my heart sing.

Problems…

SheEO

Last week I had the absolute pleasure to meet Vicki Saunders, the founder of SheEO, a global community of women radically transforming how we finance, support, and celebrate female innovators. SheEO’s goal is to reach 1M Activators, 10,000 women-led Ventures and a $1B perpetual fund to support women for generations to come.

I. LOVE. THIS!

Yes to radical generosity and women supporting women!

Questions To Get To Know Someone

This post has LOTS of questions that help you get to know someone. Here are three that caught my eye:

What have you created that you are most proud of?

What do you value in a friendship?

What question do you always want to ask people but don’t have the courage to ask?

(via)

How To Have A Good Conversation

We too often imagine that ‘good conversations’ are things we fall into out of luck. According to the School of Life it’s far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill that can be learnt – and here are the beginning of the rules.

Toposcape

An audiovisual piece made up of over four thousand still images pulled from Google Earth, individually edited, and then manually sequenced to Midnight by Caravan Palace.

(Thank you Amirah)

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?