One Time Secret

My super-smart developer friend John told me about One Time Secret. It helps you keep sensitive info out of your email and chat logs. Helpful!

PS: Apparently you can send one-way secret messages through Slack as well.

A Poem for Someone Who is Juggling Her Life

This is a poem for someone
who is juggling her life.
Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.

It needs repeating
over and over
to catch her attention
over and over,
as someone who is juggling her life
finds it difficult to hear.

Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.
Let it all fall sometimes.

– Rose Cook

(From Notes From a Bright Field)

The Art of Life

A documentary about the art of living outside of conventions, in deep integrity with one’s essence.

Born Into Communities

“Once upon a time people were born into communities and had to find their individuality. Today people are born individuals and have to find their communities.”
— K-Hole

(via Nalden)

This Corner on The Internet Turns 17 Today!

17 years ago today I started publishing on here with this post. Somehow I am still standing. 18,679 posts in. Still enjoying it. Thank you for visiting my little garden on the internet. I appreciate you stopping by.

Happy my blog birthday to you!

Where Am I? [ Conscious Leadership ]

A question I ask multiple times a day at this point: Where am I? Above the line (open, curious, committed to learning) or below the line (committed to being right, defensive, closed)? Such a helpful tool. If you want to hear more, listen to this podcast I posted about last week.

The video above is from Concious Leadership Group.

(Thank you Noah)

Leading Above The Line

This episode of the Farnham Project Podcast is pure gold. Listen to Jim Dethmer, founding partner at the Conscious Leadership Group and the co-author of the insightful book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, spew an impressive amount of wisdom. It’s so dense I had to listen to it twice, the second time with a pen and paper to take notes. Wow. Here’s to leading and parenting above the line.

103 Bits of Advice by Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly turned 70 last week and he gave us a gift: For the past few years, he’s jotted down bits of unsolicited advice each year and shared it with us. Some of my favorites are:

– Dont ever work for someone you dont want to become.

– Your growth as a conscious being is measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have.

– Courtesy costs nothing. Lower the toilet seat after use. Let the people in the elevator exit before you enter. Return shopping carts to their designated areas. When you borrow something, return it better shape (filled up, cleaned) than when you got it.

This one made me laugh:

– To keep young kids behaving on a car road trip, have a bag of their favorite candy and throw a piece out the window each time they misbehave.

Read them all.

Can Sneakers Make You Happy?

These sneakers would qualify for what my team member Annie calls Dopamine Dressing. I love them. They won my heart. Wishlisted!

Anything You Identify With

This made me think: Anything we identify with, has the ability to activate our nervous system.

A Simple Fact That Blows Your Mind

This Thread is wonderful. Worth a click through and browse.

Good Things

Loving Loving Loving Melanie Richard’s personal compilation of good sensory things in life. Inspired by this!

Thank you for sharing Chris.

The Energy You Allow

“You are responsible for the energy you bring. And you are responsible for the energy you allow.”

I listened to a Super Soul Podcast this weekend (don’t remember which one) and overheard Oprah say this quote. Whoa!

#FOMO

Oh, I feel this.

Avoid The Temptation

This is hard one.

On Making Friends

Nathaniel Drew explores the challenge of making friends as adults.

(via)

The Power of Letting Go

Letting go as a concept simplified by Nietzsche.

(via)

A Posse of Misfits

Create magic together.

How Big Is Our Universe?

An updated version of Powers of Ten, based on current science. Fascinating.

The Art Of Disappearing

“When they say Don’t I know you?
say no.

When they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like
before answering.
Someone telling you in a loud voice
they once wrote a poem.
Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate.
Then reply.

If they say We should get together
say why?

It’s not that you don’t love them anymore.
You’re trying to remember something
too important to forget.
Trees. The monastery bell at twilight.
Tell them you have a new project.
It will never be finished.

When someone recognizes you in a grocery store
nod briefly and become a cabbage.
When someone you haven’t seen in ten years
appears at the door,
don’t start singing him all your new songs.
You will never catch up.

Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.”

Naomi Shihab Nye

A Kindness Log

Loving these instructions for keeping a Kindness Log.

(Thank you Annie)

Why We Resist Change

No More Billionaires

Don’t Be Afraid

This is lovely. Thank you for your gift, Gasta.