Your Desire to Succeed

What I Can Control

Good reminder.

Your Relationship

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”

This hit home.

Mr. Fred Rogers Documentary

I watched the newest Mr. Rogers Documentary last night and it was just what my heart needed. It’s like a wave of kindness and love washing over you and restoring all faith in humanity. Watch it!

Deep Listening

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says listening can help end the suffering of an individual. Watch as he explains how to practice compassionate listening.

Screen Blocking Glasses

IRL Glasses are the answer to screen overload and digital fatigue, putting people back in the driver’s seat to control when and how they interact with screens. Wearing IRL Glasses makes screens that are “on” look like they are “off.”

Brilliant! Hat tip off to the creator Ivan Cash!

The Story of Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is one of the most popular exercise programs in the world, created by my office mate Josh Clark. He created the program in 1996 after getting over a relationship break-up by running. His system builds from a few seconds of running, to longer distances, over a series of weeks. I really should give this a try.

And, if you want to hear more, here’s a longer audio-podcast version of the story. And here is Josh’s own write up.

The Neuroscience of Perception

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Does it Have Heart?

Simple Truths About Parenting

For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It’s the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it’s produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting.

The Truth

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
—Muriel Rukeyser

Loyalty

“The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it.”
Coach Pat Summit

The Internet Can Wait

Visited Vice this morning. This is what I saw. BOLD. Love it.

Contemporary Loneliness

“I feel like so much of contemporary loneliness in motion is this compulsion to share my web browser. It’s like there’s a way of aesthetically stating your browser, which is kind of where you move and how you look and what you see. Even just breaking it up into close shots and long shots, and like what’s at the center. It’s not about a golden mean, but it’s a signature as poetry—which is how I see and how I move and what stops me—and putting them together.”

Eileen Myles on writing and social media

Invisible To The Eyes

From Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Love after Love”

“The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”

Derek Walcott

You’re More Powerful Than You Think

“If you don’t learn how to practice power, someone else will do it for you—in your name, on your turf, with your voice, and often against your interests.”
– Eric Liu

From his book: You’re More Powerful Than You Think

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Too Much For Some People

This quote pretty much sums up my childhood on the Swiss countryside.

Why We Say “OK”

Why we say “OK”: The history of the most widely spokenword in the world

Good Things Will Happen Keychain

This keychain by Adam JK made me smile. What a great gift for someone going through a rough life patch. Or someone who just got out of it and needs a reminder that things will work out in the end.

Fundamentals of Team

01 Radical Honesty.
02 Kill The Ego.
03 Clear Purpose.
04 A Safe Place.
05 Never Settle.
06 Follow Through.
07 O Captain. My Captain
08 Change a little. Change a lot.
09 If You Fail, I Fail.
10 Walk + Talk.
11 We Have Enough Of Your Time.
12 Fun.

Read the full Do Lectures post here: Fundamentals of Team

Stress and Memory

Distinguishing Between Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, & Vocation

Elizabeth Gilbert on distinguishing between hobbies, jobs, careers, & vocation. This was needed.

Criticism

“How well you take criticism depends less on the message and more on your relationship with the messenger. It’s surprisingly easy to hear a hard truth when it comes from someone who believes in your potential and cares about your success.”
Adam Grant