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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: October 2021

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, once said, “The days are long, but the years are short.” How true. Doesn’t it seem like sometimes we stop to take a breath and realize years have passed us by?

Listening to her chat with Tim Ferriss on his podcast reminded me that the most important thing at the end of the day is being happy. Continue reading

When there is a door open

I heard therapist Esther Perel say in a podcast recently that living in the moment is only feasible when there is a door open to leave that moment if you wish. However, that door was closed countless times during the pandemic which left us sitting in uncertainty and sometimes despair. When would things return to what we remembered as normal? Would that ever happen? Continue reading

It is very simple to be happy

I saw a quote by poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. He said, “It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”

I had to read it twice. A simple meal. A simple conversation. A simple walk by the water. A simple nod of understanding.

But why must we make everything so difficult, complicated, and worry-ridden? Continue reading

Tim Urban

Tim Ferriss was chatting with Tim Urban, writer of Wait, But Why. When explaining how we got here and what will happen next, Tim Urban said if we think of history as a 700-page book, “So, 140,000 years, every page in this book that you’re holding is 200 years in human history. So, Page 1 through 650 of that book, hunter gathers. If you’re an alien reading this book to understand what happened on this planet, you are bored. This is really boring. Page 650, 10,000 years ago, you have the agriculture revolution. Wait. So, suddenly, people are coming together and forming cities. They’re starting to actually form larger civilizations. They have a collective intelligence that’s starting to form. They can compare notes. They can kind of create the knowledge tower that is bigger than any one of them. Continue reading

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