Resilient

Paradox

“The first and truest thing is that all truth is a paradox. Life is both a precious, unfathomably beautiful gift, and it’s impossible here, on the incarnational side of things. It’s been a very bad match for those of us who were born extremely sensitive. It’s so hard and weird that we sometimes wonder if we’re being punked. It’s filled simultaneously with heartbreaking sweetness and beauty, desperate poverty, floods and babies and acne and Mozart, all swirled together. I don’t think it’s an ideal system.”

Anne Lamott

(via Bailey)

Pleasure / Happiness

Pleasure is short-term, addictive and selfish. It’s taken, not given. It works on dopamine.

Happiness is long-term, additive and generous. It’s giving, not taking. It works on serotonin.

Read Seth Godin’s full post on this topic.

Papyrus

Made me laugh.

Underwater Afghan

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Solo

Are you a solo-preneur/freelancer? You might enjoy this short.

Niv Novak

extension reel 001 – Chengwu Guo from Niv Novak Photography on Vimeo.

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Poker Lessons For Life

Professional Poker Player Liv Boeree believes that Poker does a great job of making you figure out where you are in the moment and not live either too much in the past or the present. Made me think.

The Problem With Our Phones

(via The Curious Brain)

1% Better Every Day

Love notion of aiming to get 1% better every day, told by James Clear.

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Dandelions are Funny

This made me laugh!

Give Yourself Permission To Discover Your Genius

I thoroughly enjoyed Erin Kim’s heartfelt talk at the most recent CreativeMornings/Audience Takes The Stage event in NYC, hosted at the beautiful 501 Union.

Be The Last To Speak

Haunted by Data

“In a world where everything is tracked and kept forever, like the world we’re for some reason building, you become hostage to the worst thing you’ve ever done.

Whoever controls that data has power over you, whether or not they exercise it. And yet we treat this data with the utmost carelessness, as if it held no power at all.”

Haunted by Data, Maciej Ceglowski

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Make Your Bed

Watch the full commencement address here.

(via Risk Happy)

Law Of Attraction

You Are What You Love

This movie scene from Adaption made me gasp:

“You are what you love, not what loves you.
– Charlie Kaufman”

So much yes. YES!

Why Patagonia is Fighting for Public Lands

(via 11am)

Skateboarding Dog

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What is Emotional Intelligence?

(via CreativeMornings)

The Imperial Measurement System Versus the Metric System

(via Laughing Squid)

Why Children’s Drawings Matter

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Jon Burgerman

The story of Jon Burgerman from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.

Jon Burgerman is a friend, creative workspace neighbor, a Tattly artist and my son’s creative idol. His most recent book It’s Great to Create spurred many super creative adventures in my house. If you have little ones, I highly recommend grabbing a copy!

Being a fan of all things Burgerman, I was delighted to see my friend Bas Berkhout working on a mini documentary on Jon. It JUST went live. It’s personal and oh-so-timely. Watch above!

And make sure to check out other mini documentaries in Bas’ series called Like knows Like. Here’s the one he did on me, years ago.

Catching Fog

Along the foggy coasts of Peru, where millions of people don’t have access to clean water, Abel Cruz Gutiérrez helps catch 200 to 350 liters of water per day with each ‘fog catcher’ he sets up. Very moving.