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Friday, July 3, 2015

Quotes of the day... 7/2/15

Indeed, there is an eloquence
in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.
     ~ Edgar Allen Poe

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is
ever expecting that it soon will be so.
     ~ Edgar Allen Poe

It is a happiness to wonder; --
it is a happiness to dream.
    ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Quotes of the day... 7/3/15

When the past is always with you,
it may as well be present;
and if it is present, it will be future as well.
     ~ William Gibson

He who controls the past controls the future.
He who controls the present controls the past.
     ~ George Orwell

Good or bad, the past limits our future.
Be present, dream, imagine.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Quotes of the day... 7/1/15

When we're interested in something, 
everything around us appears to refer to it 
(the mystics call these phenomena "signs," 
the skeptics "coincidence," 
and psychologists "concentrated focus." 
     ~Paulo Coelho

Though we can't always see it at the time, 
if we look upon events with some perspective, 
we see things always happen for our best interests. 
We are always being guided in a way 
better than we know ourselves.
     ~ Swami Satchidananda

Synchronicity is an ever present reality 
for those who have eyes to see.
     ~ Carl Jung

If only God would give me a sign – 
like making a large deposit 
in my name at a Swiss bank.
     ~ Woody Allen 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Quotes of the day... 6/30/15

Make enthusiasm a way of life.
Make optimism a way of success.
Make gratitude a way of happiness.
     ~ Debasish Mridha

It is not important what you see, 
but it is important the way you see it. 
     ~ Debasish Mridha

Our happiness or misery depends upon 
our perception, not on the situation.
     ~ Debasish Mridha

Monday, June 29, 2015

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. ~ Jane Austen

“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now.

I think the good news is that even though the world is extremely complex, what you need to do is very simple. I think it's about stopping this notion that you need to plan everything, you need to stock everything, and you need to be so prepared, and focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware, and super present.

So I don't like the word "futurist." I think we should be now-ists, like we are right now.

Joi Ito
Relentless mind
Director of the MIT Media Lab

Quotes of the day... 6/29/15

The Happy Secret ~adapted, Shawn Achor

We've found there are ways that we can train our brains to be able to become more positive. In just a two-minute span of time done for 21 days in a row, we can actually rewire our brains, allowing our brains to actually work more optimistically and more successfully. We've done these things in research now in every company that I've worked with. At the end of that, their brain starts to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first.

1.   Journaling about one positive experience we've had over the past 24 hours allows our brains to relive it. This exercise teaches our brains that our behavior matters.

2. We find that meditation allows your brain to get over the cultural ADHD that we've been creating by trying to do multiple tasks at once and allows our brains to focus on the task at hand.

3. Random acts of kindness are conscious acts of kindness. Write one positive email praising or thanking somebody in our support network.

By doing these activities and by training our brains just like we train our bodies, what we've found is we can reverse the formula for happiness and success, and in doing so, not only create ripples of positivity, but a real revolution.

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Half Marathon to Benefit Child Advocacy!

Waiting for the race to start in a downpour!
Crossing the finish line through cold temps, pouring rain, 
and gusting winds like she was floating on air.