I want to watch this documentary. Don’t remember being this moved by a trailer.
“When you believe something is hard, the universe demonstrates the difficulty. When you believe something is easy, the universe demonstrates the ease.”
― Esther Abraham Hicks
Why do some gatherings take off and others don’t? Author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, meetings and holidays into meaningful, transformative gatherings.
Best 10 min I have spent in a while.
My dad died. Classic start to a funny story. He was buried in a small village in Sussex. I was really close to my dad so I visited his grave a lot. I still do. [DON’T WORRY, IT GETS FUNNIER.]
— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet) June 9, 2019
This is the craziest, plot twist-y Twitter thread I have ever read.
“The combination of being more deliberate about what you want, more clear about what you intend, and more sensitive to the way you feel is, in essence, what the Deliberate Creative Process is all about.”
― Esther Abraham Hicks
Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations.
“More observing, less judging.
More responding, less reacting.
More self-love, less sabotage.
More boundaries, less resentments.
More inner peace, less outer chaos.
More clarity, less confusion.
More being, less doing.
More faith, less fear.”
Completely mesmerized by Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir. The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronised and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir.
(I recently started a real life choir, inspired by James Sill’s CreativeMornings “talk: last December!)
“I have a folder on my computer full of memes!” This is sad and funny at the same time. So many emotions. My Dad, the Facebook Addict
Tell people if you think they did something remarkable, no matter how small. Don't just think it to yourself, tell them!
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) May 11, 2019
I keep coming back to this brief talk by Larry Legend. Reminding me that People > Craft.
1. What am I taking for granted this week?
2. Who helps to keep the comforts of my life coming to me?
3. What systems are helping my life to run right now?
4. Three mundane things that I do almost daily that I’m grateful for.
5. Five utilitarian things I use in my life, why I’m grateful for them, and some of the factors and circumstances that help bring those into my life.
This new book by Farnam Street covers the first 9 mental models that we refer to as the General Thinking Concepts. A thorough understanding of these will improve the way you approach problems, consider opportunities, and make difficult decisions.
The Great Mental Models is a project by Farnam Street to help equalize opportunity in the world by making a high-quality education free and available to everyone.
Their newsletter is one of my favorites. Always super thoughtful and thought provoking. You can sign up here.
15 habits of lucky people:
1 work harder
2 complain less
3 teach others
4 show gratitude
5 share credit
6 choose kindness
7 volunteer first
8 unselfishly give
9 trust first
10 good manners
11 stay teachable
12 promote others
13 love to explore
15 love to compete
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) May 3, 2019
… The story I make up
… I am curious about
… Tell me more
… That is not my experience
… I’m wondering
… Help me understand
… Walk me through
… What’s your passion around this
… Tell me why this doesn’t fit/work for you
These are a few of Brené Brown’s favorite questions and sentence starters during hard conversations, when she feels herself reaching for her favorite armor (perfectionism, anger, being the knower, trying to control, emotional intensity, getting critical). In those moments she tries to remember that the antidote to armoring up is staying curious.
I will use this.
What Is a Zen Koan? An animated introduction to eastern philosophical thought experiments.