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Put On Your Shield

16 Oct

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“Put on your shield and armor when you enter your workplace. Everyone should learn how to create a psychic shield. Imagine that you are surrounded by an outer shell that is made of a solid material —so strong that nothing can get through to hurt you. Some people prefer to imagine a protective golden light, but I think the solid shield is stronger. Take two or three minutes to put on your shield, every day, before you enter the workplace.” 

—Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.

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Be Fire

28 Sep

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“Nothing says hell has to be fire.”

From the book A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

 

Deep In My Soul

20 Sep

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“I know it’s late, I know you’re weary. I know your plans don’t include me. Still here we are…both of us lonely; longing for shelter from all that we see. Why should we worry? No one will care, girl. Look at the stars so far away. We’ve got tonight, who needs tomorrow?We’ve got tonight babe. Why don’t you stay?

Deep in my soul, I’ve been so lonely. All of my hopes, fading away. I’ve longed for love, like everyone else does. I know I’ll keep searching, even after today. So there it is, girl. I’ve said it all now. And here we are babe; what do you say? We’ve got tonight. Who needs tomorrow? We’ve got tonight babe. Why don’t you stay?”

Lyrics We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Seeger

Keep Looking

18 Sep

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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

—Steve Jobs

Its Chill

20 Mar

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“The air had lost the sharp heart of its chill. Winter’s back was broken.”

— Robert Goolrick (A Reliable Wife)

Happy First Day of Spring!

Necessary Preparation

5 Mar

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“Leisure is a form of that stillness that is necessary preparation for accepting reality.”  

— Josef Pieper

Illustration by Mary Royt

Begin

3 Mar

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“To begin, begin.”

— Wordsworth

Caran d’Ache

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Look Wise

23 Feb

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Not Been Paid

1 Feb

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“For all of you “housewives” out there, which of course is a term I employ that means anybody who has ever had to clean up somebody else’s shit and not been paid for it…”

— Roseanne Barr

Do Something

18 Jan

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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.”

— Barack Obama

Remember these posters by Shepard Fairey? They were so appealing and fun to make. They were a huge trend. I did have hope and thought Obama made progress. I am grateful.

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Get A Job

11 Dec

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Chuckle With Glee

29 Nov

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Forward No Matter What

9 Nov

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Illustration by Edmond Gray. What an amazing illustrator!

Betray Me

7 Nov

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Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980) – The Blue Roadster, 1941 (oil on canvas).

Master of Yourself

5 Nov

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This amazing illustration la boum III: the breakdown is by Yelena Bryksenkova.

11 Oct

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“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein

Last week I had a day where I made a lot of mistakes and my new boss was pointing them out to me. The mistakes were all things I had never dealt with before, or little comedies of errors.

Be Nice First

9 Oct

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Be nice. You will makes someone’s day.

Wham Bam!

11 Jun

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Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am!

Spring Kissed Me

15 Apr

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I stuck my head out the window

This morning and spring kissed me

Bang in the face.

—Langston Hughes

One of my favorite quotes.

Finally feels like spring.

Everything In There

11 Mar

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My brain hurt like a warehouse
it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things
to store everything in there

Song Five Years by David Bowie

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