“To be unavailable means that you deliberately avoid exhausting yourself and others… A hunter knows that he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn’t worry. To worry is to become accessible, unwittingly accessible. And once you worry, you cling to anything out of desperation; and once you cling you are bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whoever or whatever you are clinging to.”
I am in love with this Swedish Spring Poster, illustrated by designer Lotta Olsson.
This photo of Katie Sokoler as a human sized balloon bouquet made me smile.
A real, effective apology has three parts:
(1) Acknowledge how your action affected the person;
(2) say you’re sorry;
(3) describe what you’re going to do to make it right or make sure it doesn’t happen again. Don’t excuse or explain.
I was asked yesterday “What do you do for fun?” I had to think. Spend time with my kids. Sit on my stoop. Host dinner parties. I couldn’t come up with a typical ‘hobby’ though. My work is my passion and is FUN.
And then this morning, I read this Tweet:
Creatives, if you ever have the luxury of your profession and your passion aligning to where you now get paid (in part or in full) to do “your thing” I can’t recommend enough the importance of finding some other hobby/interest on the side for pure leisure and rest.
— Patrick Michael Chin (@iampatrickchin) May 30, 2018
I need a hobby.
In this Hurrly Slowly episode on Feedback Jocelyn speaks on how criticism constrains creativity, while questions and appreciations help it expand. And, why effective feedback focuses on outcomes, not just opinions.
It made me rethink how I will give feedback going forward. And, it made me apologize to a friend. Thank you Jocelyn! And, Illustration by Yukai Du
Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes? If you’re tossing things in the recycling bin out of sheer hope, you might be an “aspirational recycler.” 6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong
“It is a milestone of maturity when we start to understand what triggers us and why – and to take steps to mitigate the most self-harming of our responses.”
I appreciate the intention behind the Role Models Podcast: Interviewing women with inspiring careers so more women feel encouraged to aim higher.
And I am honored I was asked to be on it. Here’s the most recent episode with yours truly.
Thank you David for your thoughtfulness and making this so easy for me. Also, I talk a mile a minute.
A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.
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“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.”
― Parker J. Palmer
There is something intriguingly beautiful about this simple Moe Watanabe Rattan Table Mat.
You better have some legit solid windows to attach this window mounted standing desk onto.