The Swimmer (A Short Film)

THE SWIMMER A SHORT FILM ABOUT THE POWER OF RITUAL from Blaise Hayward on Vimeo.

Severance

I watched the show Severance with my kids (12 and 16) and I can’t stop thinking about it. As someone who has built companies, I am shook by the overall notion of the show. My kids and I felt so many feelings watching this first season. (The ending had us run around in the yard screaming.)

The Best Way To Answer “So What Do You Do?”

This is an inspiring talk. Definitely made me think about how I talk about what I do. Thank you Clay Hebert.

Self-Help Singh

This made me laugh. (And think.)

The Last Human

Kevin Kelly Tweeted about this short animation. Well worth a watch.

You Can’t Wait

“You can’t wait until life’s not hard anymore before you decide to be happy.”
Nightbirdie

C’mon C’mon

Putting this on my TeuxDeux list of ‘Movies To Watch’.

The Art of Life

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

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!

The Circle (Shortfilm)

The Circle (Shortfilm) from Six N. Five on Vimeo.

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)

The Wonder of Life

Atoms with Consciousness: Yo-Yo Ma Performs Richard Feynman’s Ode to the Wonder of Life.

Brené Brown Wisdom

Don’t Ask Where I’m From, Ask Where I’m a Local

As someone who has lived in NYC for 23 years, I feel this.

How To Stop Swiping and Find Your Person on Dating Apps

The Psychology of Your Future Self

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: that’s not the case.

How To Pick Up A Duck

Consequential Strangers

I remember the morning in 1999, shortly after moving to NYC, when the coffee cart guy had my coffee and bagel ready by the time I arrived at the cart. He saw me coming. He made me feel home in a city where I didn’t know anyone. Definitely a consequential stranger.

Leave Everything Better Than You Found it

How to Find Hope in Hopeless Times

(via The Curious Brain)

Take Me To Church

Lenny Kravitz: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Give Yourself Permission to Be Creative

Not new. But always worth another listen. Thank you Ethan Hawke.

Continuum by Krista Kim

Times Square is not a place I ever want to visit. Until now: I would love to experience Continuum by Krista Kim where synchronized across 90 electronic billboards, a slowly shifting gradient of color washes over Times Square, creating a moment of calm amidst one of the most visually kinetic places in the world.