Tag Archives: great quotes

Sacred Place

20 Jul

Carve out a spot in your house or a time every day that’s all about you. It’s your “sacred place,” as Joseph Campbell put it. Your break to remember who you are, to listen to your gut, and to live the life entrusted to your soul.

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The Timeline Mirror

29 Jun

Living in the moment: Krabi, Thailand

My gift to you this Friday? No less than a key to happiness.

This Joseph Campbell video on childhood, living in the present, and the reflection of age is especially poignant to me as I prepare for my daughter’s second birthday next week. I hope it will be equally thought-provoking for you, no matter what stage life finds you.

The Timeline Mirror

(Video Excerpt)

Joseph Campbell Interview

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Words of Wisdom

30 Apr

As I venture forward into a future without Sue or Shirley, I’m comforted by these words of wisdom from Shirley herself. They are from a speech she wrote for our wedding, and I read them at her service.

Take advantage of the insight that only a century of living and loving can truly bring. I think you’ll find there are lessons in here that speak to each and every one of us.

From Shirley:

I learned that life doesn’t always go the way you plan, but I also learned that is not always a bad thing. Sometimes the curves life throws us can unexpectedly lead to a better path.

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Haunted Easter

9 Apr

Sue, host of my Easter baby shower 2010

Thanks to my poetry post on Friday, I found the following poem in my inbox this morning. My favorite line: “We see your raised face/at both sides of a day.”

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Poetry

6 Apr

Whether you realize it or not, poetry is an everyday part of your life: the lyrics of a song, the prose in a childen’s story, the cadence of the evening news, and even the order and choice of the words you say are all types of poetry.

“And why should I care?” you might ask. Well, it depends on you and what you could get out of it. That’s how poetry works: creatively, individually, unexpectedly. Why not try it for a month and see for yourself?

Here are some easy ideas, courtesy of the folks at Poets.org. For the full list, created in honor of Poetry Month, click here.

Don’t worry. You don’t have to write one. Unless you want to. In which case, go for it!

The Daily Poem
Just sign up, and Poets.org will send a daily poem to your inbox for the month.

The Unexpected Poem
Put a love poem in the mirror for your honey in the morning. Drop one in a lunch box. Write a special poem to your child in the cover of his or her favorite book. Need poem ideas? Here’s a wonderful list to get you started.

The Pavement Poem
I’m not sure why I love this idea so much, but I do. Write a fun poem in chalk on your sidewalk. Might I suggest something from Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein?

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Sing Out!

16 Mar

I was just sitting here writing, and this song came on the radio. I can’t hear it without smiling and literally wanting to sing out. Hopefully it will do the same for you.

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New Old Ideas

1 Feb

This is a very special Wednesday for me. Why? Because the incredible songwriter Leonard Cohen just released his new Old Ideas album! At age 77, Leonard is just as dapper, talented, and insightful as ever.

Take a moment. This man’s words are sure to feed your soul.

Before we get to the new stuff, here’s my all-time favorite:

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Love. Love. Love.

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