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Shift Your Energy

13 Oct

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— Roy T Bennett

Illustration by Carolina Rodríguez

Her Fish-Tail

11 Oct

Screen Shot 2019-10-09 at 6.49.49 PMWoman is not nature only. She is the mermaid with her fish-tail dipped in the unconscious.

— Anais Nin

Real Me Is Nothing ilustration by Henn Kim.

Pull You

9 Oct

Screen Shot 2019-10-09 at 6.39.31 PMLet no man pull you so low as to hate him.

— Martin Luther King

Illustration by Constantine Lianos

Catch Your Heart

29 Sep

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There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.

— Michael Nolan

An Effort

27 Sep

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He who never makes an effort, never risks a failure.

— Anonymous

“Shouldering the imitation ox”, from a 1909 edition of Richard Kearton’s Wild Nature’s Ways.

Let Go

23 Sep

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Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.

— David Foster Wallace

Disregard A Woman

28 May

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The easiest way to disregard a woman’s voice is to package her as a scold.

Michelle Obama – Becoming

Selectively Numb

22 May

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You cannot selectively numb.

Brené Brown 

Closing Cycles

20 May

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“…Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.”

― Paulo Coelho

Do The Job

14 Apr

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Photo by Pete Souza.

“He had the intellect and discipline to do the job, the temperament to endure everything that would make it hard, and the rare degree of empathy that would keep him tuned carefully to the country’s needs. He was also surrounded by good, smart people who were ready to help.”

— Michelle Obama, from her book Becoming

The More You Use It

25 Mar

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“Like electricity, creativity makes no judgment. I can use it productively or destructively. The important thing is to use it. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have.”

— Maya Angelou

Me Right

23 Mar

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“I will try harder to look for what I don’t see when it’s staring me right in the eye.”

— Diane Keaton

Other Memories

21 Mar

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Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home. Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.

Paulo Coelho

Instead Of Saying, “Don’t Cry,” Say:

19 Mar

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  1. It’s ok to be sad.
  2. This is really hard for you.
  3. I’m here with you.
  4. Tell me about it.
  5. I hear you.
  6. That was really scary, sad, etc.
  7. I will help you work it out.
  8. I’m listening.
  9. I hear that you need space. I want to be here for you. I’ll stay close so you can find me when you’re ready.
  10. It doesn’t feel fair.

Master The Craft

17 Mar

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“Art stands on the shoulders of craft, which means that

to get to the art you must master the craft.”

Ann Patchett –  This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage

Going Under

5 Mar

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“I’d seen the flimsy line that separated getting by and going under.”

– Michelle Obama from her book Becoming

The World

3 Mar

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“The world can be brutal and random…hard work

doesn’t always assure positive outcomes.”

– Michelle Obama from her book Becoming

The Eye Begins

24 Oct

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“In a dark time the eye begins to see.”  

—Theodore Roethke

If Somebody’s Moving

14 Oct

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“I’m on a quest; aren’t we all? With humans, it’s always a dance. If somebody’s moving slower than you are, you’ve got to get them out of your way.”

—Debra Winger

One Joy

22 Sep

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One joy shatters a hundred griefs.

—Old Chinese Saying

Sculpture “Pleasing” by Maria Rubinke

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