Improve Your Critical Thinking

Loving with video where Erick Wilberding digs into the technique known as the Socratic Method.

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A Bit of Optimism | Simon Sinek & Brené Brown

A wonderful listen all around.

The Esther Perel Love Lexicon

Esther Perel on the lifelong art of feeling worthy of wanting and worthy of receiving.

Your Dreams

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Goat Towers

Goat towers are a thing?

Becoming

In this six-minute time lapse video, you can watch a single cell grow into an alpine newt salamander.

Am I Part Of The Problem?

Big thanks to Kevin Kelly for sharing Am I Part of The Problem? It’s an interactive (and empathic) tool that will walk you through how to apologize. Kevin also describes in his post: “It also helps you understand the difference between intent and impact and the different ways you can make amends — direct, indirect or by example. It’s not designed to make you feel better about yourself, but instead is a useful practice in accountability.”

Three Women I adore

This Unlocking Us episode made me squeal: Brené Brown in conversation with Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman on love, life, and the pursuit of creative space. Three women I admire and adore.

(We had Debbie and Roxane as guests at CreativeMornings last year. You can watch the conversation here.)

Regretful People

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
— Mary Oliver

The Filibuster Explained

I deeply appreciate Brian Derrick and his calm energy explaining US Politics, in this case the Filibuster. He has been so helpful in getting through the past few months.

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman took my breath away during today’s inauguration.

I cried my eyes out when Kamala Harris was sworn in. Madame Vice President! What a moment!

Everything is About to Change

What To Remember When Waking

“That moment of waking is an incredible opportunity, and it’s quite a tragedy if you go straight to your to-do list.”
– David Whyte

Embracing It All

Thank you Adam J.K. Yes, we’re singing more.

“Jootsing”: The Key to Creativity

As individuals, if we want to be creative, we need to give ourselves space to play and experiment without a set agenda. Amos Tversky famously said that the secret to doing good work is being a little unemployed so you always have hours in the day to waste as you wish. During that wasted time, you’ll likely have your best, most creative ideas.

“Jootsing”: The Key to Creativity

The Chapters of Your Life

I love Chris Glass. A thoughtful, kind, creative human being.

Creating Yourself

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

This Question Stopped Me in My Tracks

If this question doesn’t make sense to you, read about the Five Love Languages.

“Ich will hier nur sitzen”

For my German speaking followers: I just remembered this gem from Loriot. So delightful. Weirdly appropriate for 2020.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You When You Were a Kid?

Click through for the responses on this thread.

My response was: Your body will tell you what is right for you and what is not. (Jobs, friends, homes, … really anything) It all comes down to resonance.

Raising Baby Grey, a Gender-Neutral Child

Thank you Kottke for surfacing this fascinating piece on raising children in a gender-neutral way. Thought provoking.

Revolutionary Love

This speech by Valarie Kaur made me weep a few months ago while walking through a Brooklyn park. Listen to the very end. It’s powerful. So very powerful.

I am beyond thrilled and honored that Valarie is our guest at CreativeMornings/NYC this Thursday, November 19th.

I wish everyone on this planet would read her book See No Stranger – A memoir and manifesto of revolutionary love.

I am humbled I’ll get to be in conversation with Valarie this Thursday at 4:30pm ET. Join us. (It’s free.)

How Tim Ferriss Digests Books

I loved this video in which Tim Ferriss breaks down how he reads and synthesizes books. Super interesting.

Women

I feeling this Tweet. I have sensed an intense desire in me recently to surround myself with strong, courageous, generous women. I am lucky I have so many of them in my life. Women lifting each other up is glorious.