Who doesn’t remember a loved one through food? The handwritten recipes, the process, the stories—and especially the tastes and smells—tap into corners of our visceral memory quite unlike anything else. In a study published by the University of Illinois Press in The American Journal of Psychology (Spring 2002), researchers Herz and Schooler rather poetically declared:
Sometimes you just need a little soul food, a breadcrumb from the universe, a taste of that dream ever waiting beyond the bend. Sunday I enjoyed some much-needed soul food at the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference—along with these tasty morsels of encouragement. May they help feed your dream, too.
What’s the CEO mantra? It’s a chant in your head asking,”WWCD?” What would a CEO do? It came into being over cocktails with a girlfriend, who was contemplating a new job opportunity. It was an advanced position out of her comfort zone, and even though she was qualified, she feared taking the job because she … More The CEO Mantra
A friend posted this on Facebook recently, and I was floored. Who knew the martial art great Bruce Lee had the heart of a poet and a philosopher? Apparently a lot of people. Just not me. And maybe not you. In which case: Read the story behind the letter here. To live content with small … More Inspiring Minds: Bruce Lee
Do you ever wonder if maybe life isn’t about trying so hard or racing to the finish or filling up every minute with something productive? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s good to be lazy all the time either, but what’s the point of life if you can’t enjoy it? That’s why it … More Inspiring Minds: Kurt Vonnegut
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.
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 … More The Timeline Mirror