I just spent the last 2 hours listening to episodes of Kind World. A beautiful podcast celebrating humanity at its best, packed with compassion and heart-forward humans. While I still have many ore episodes to discover, this one, about a kind man called Karim, who built an invisible community with this acts of kindness, really moved me.
“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.”
“People matter. Meaning matters. A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it’s a lens through which you see and create your world.”
— Jonathan Fields
Completely enamored with I See Rivers since I saw them perform at the Do Lectures a few weeks ago and I have been listening to their tunes nonstop ever since.
In this Hurrly Slowly episode on Feedback Jocelyn speaks on how criticism constrains creativity, while questions and appreciations help it expand. And, why effective feedback focuses on outcomes, not just opinions.
It made me rethink how I will give feedback going forward. And, it made me apologize to a friend. Thank you Jocelyn! And, Illustration by Yukai Du
I appreciate the intention behind the Role Models Podcast: Interviewing women with inspiring careers so more women feel encouraged to aim higher.
And I am honored I was asked to be on it. Here’s the most recent episode with yours truly.
Thank you David for your thoughtfulness and making this so easy for me. Also, I talk a mile a minute.
“When we make a decision, whether it’s good or bad, at least it’s motion. That motion is what moves us forward. Ironically, whether that motion is in the right or wrong direction, at least it’s giving us some better visibility of the terrain around us and helping us learn.”
– Scott Belsky
Taken from the fantsastic Hurry Slowly Podcast Episode with Scott Belsky.
I just listened to this The Moth episode by Christian McBride titled Mr. Soul on Top. He tells the story of him falling in love with James Brown’s music and dreaming of one day performing with him on stage. It is nothing short of moving and incredibly inspiring. I will make my kids listen to this one!
A few years back my friend Maria of Brain Pickings pointed me to Tara Brach’s guided meditations. They have carried me through some difficult times and I can’t thank Tara enough for so generously offering these podcasts for free. This morning, I listened to the above talk on relaxing the over-controller and it really hit home. Watch the talk and then enjoy the guided meditation at the end. It’s just what I needed. Maybe some of you do too…