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Banana Cookies

13 Oct

Banana CookiesWho 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: Continue reading

Soul Food

25 Apr

Soul Food

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. Continue reading

The CEO Mantra

28 Jan
Chuck Norris Action Jeans

No, not “What would Chuck do… “

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 felt like she’d be “faking her way through.”

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Inspiring Minds: Bruce Lee

7 Nov

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:

Wife Linda Dragon Philosophy

Read the story behind the letter here.

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In other words, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.

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Inspiring Minds: Kurt Vonnegut

17 Oct

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 was refreshing to find this quote:

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

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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

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Joseph Campbell Interview

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