Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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

Tag: Neil Gaiman

We have two lives

Chinese philosopher Confucius said, “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” Continue reading

Thinking outside the box

As my oldest son considers what courses to take next in high school to prepare for a future career, I told him that the one thing that will help him no matter what he ends up doing for a living is creativity.  Thinking outside the box.   Continue reading

Stare into their eyes

Tim Ferriss was interviewing singer Amanda Parker, spouse of author Neil Gaiman, on his podcast and she mentioned something that happened to her that was very powerful.  She was in a yoga class years back and the activity was to find a partner and stare into their eyes for a number of minutes.  It was hard to do as it’s a very intimate interaction, especially with a stranger.  But what she found most telling was that a number of people in the class broke down in tears and were unable to continue. Continue reading

You can change it

Steve Jobs said, “Life can be so much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call ‘life’ was made up by people who were no smarter than you.  And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.  Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” Continue reading

The cost of taking a risk

What is the cost of taking a risk?  Poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

Is it worth it?  That’s up to you. Continue reading

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