“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.”
“Old friends cannot be created out of hand. Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Society is not some grand abstraction, my friends. It’s just us. It’s the words we use, which are the thoughts we have, which determine the actions we take.”
– Umair Haque
Mirrored ceilings and criss-crossed stairwells give this Chinese bookstore the feeling of an M.C. Escher Woodcut. Wow!
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”
— John Muir
Bibo Bee Hotel is here to help solitary bees who are struggling to find a natural place to hibernate.
This atmospheric record has circular grooves on its “drop” side, allowing raindrop sounds to loop endlessly. Lovely.
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 love the idea of a Noticing Wall – a zero-pressure space for parents and kids to write notes to each other, ask questions, jot down fun things you learned, and make plans. I’ll definitely give this a try!
I know I shouldn’t have a favorite Tattly, but I do. All of the Colors by Jason Polan just launched and has already won my heart!
“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
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Been hearing a lot about EMDR recently. Would any of you have any experience with this type of therapy?
“We are, finally, all wanderers in search of knowledge. Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves. Too often, the way taken is the wrong way, with too much emphasis on what we want to have, rather than what we wish to become.”
— Louis L’Amour
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
— Dr. Seuss
“When my phone is in Brick™ Mode and I’m completely disconnected from the internet (at dinner with a friend, on a hike, or reading a book) anyone who texts me will get an automatic reply saying that I’m off my phone and I’ll get back to them when I’ve reconnected. This simple auto-reply relieves my “always on” pressure because I know that anyone who texts knows I haven’t seen the message yet.”