Ikigai: an idea to explore

Found this graphic exploring Twitter this morning Check out @wef’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/wef/status/927159068413833216?s=09 A very clever Venn diagram displaying the importance of balance in life. Each of the four pieces bring value:  What you love What the world needs What you can be paid for What you are good at  We find our best life, with Read More …

Your Best Work Isn’t “Nothing”

As you may have noticed, I think very highly of Seth Godin. This blog post gave words to an idea I’ve been considering: Money for nothing Seth says “…your best work isn’t nothing…”. I adore that! A reminder that our work is valuable, that our lives have worth. Seeking shortcuts to accomplishment not only shortchanges the Read More …

“…my mother died. I was with her. She is with me”

My mother died when I was 15. The impact lingers to this day. So this piece by Masaru Goto struck me deeply: “…my mother died. I was with her. She is with me” I love the intersection of poetry and photography. I want to explore that myself. A powerfully moving project.  

Brene Brown: About Vulnerability, Authenticity and Belonging

I finally was able to get a walk in last night. One of the critical elements for a good walk, in my system: a good podcast. For several years one of my favorites has been Design Matters with Debbie Millman (I’m not sure how long I’ve been listening, but this post of mine from 2014 Read More …

Making The World Better: Thinking Positively

Currently, I find it challenging to deal with all the world’s negativity. Power, control and cache get granted to those who “pwn” the strongest. We relish the putting down, degradation and humiliation of those we deem “enemy” or other. Long ago, I committed to living life the opposite way. Seeking ways to build up my Read More …

A Monday Motivational Thing

This flowed into my inbox moments ago. I like it! Now, let’s be clear, it’s also uncomfortable. This speaks to me because, well, it IS me. I work hard to face mistakes, use them to make myself better. But fear plays a loud part. I hate looking/feeling incompetent. Really, though, that’s my label. My self-talk…talking. Read More …

Food for Thought: Anil Dash’s “The Year I Didn’t Retweet Men”

I’d forgotten about Anil’s post to Medium a “little ways back”, so I was able to look with fresh eyes. “The Year I Didn’t Retweet Men” I really appreciate his efforts to amplify responsibly. And have tried, over the years, to take the same idea to heart. I may not have Anil’s reach, but I Read More …