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Are You the Designer or Engineer of Your Life? Or Are You a Cog in the Machine?

May 4, 2010


Chris Guillebeau at the wonderful blog The Art of Non-Conformity posed this question: How will your choices change the world today? His words moved me: Everyone else is counting on you. We need you. I can’t wait to see how your choices will change the world. All of us make mistakes, sometimes big ones, so you […]

Turn your brain inside out – think about sex

December 28, 2009


Well, ok, maybe you think about sex all the time, and it’s no big deal.  We’re not here to judge. But – if you want to think about sex in a whole new way, where sex = sex but also = power, influence, rules, craziness, read Kelly Diels’ meditation at Cleavage.  It’s sexy and refreshing and […]

Another inspiring story – you must read this!

December 22, 2009


Over at Copyblogger, Jonathan Morrow has written an incredible post about his own experience as a baby with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Totally inadequate summary: Jonathan was diagnosed as a baby with SMA and was supposed to die by the time he was 2 His mom refused to accept the doctor’s prognosis and kicked medical butt […]

What are the possibilities with $5 and 2 hours? What are YOUR possibilities?

December 4, 2009


Marelisa at Abundance Blog has a fantastic post about a Stanford professor, who challenged her business school students to raise as much money as possible with $5 in ‘seed money’ and 2 hours of time.  All groups were to prepare a one page Power Point slide and a 3 minute talk to share their findings […]

Stretch your mind, stretch your body, achieve the unimagineable

November 25, 2009


Another wonderful story from the NY Times. Gregg Mozgala, a young actor with cerebral palsy learned to dance with the assistance and support of dedicated choreographer Tamar Rogoff, and started to feel nerves and body parts he had never felt before. She set out to choreograph a dance piece especially for him, adapted to his […]

Quick hit: Another incredible story

November 16, 2009


Wonderful story from the NY Times:  Illiterate and abused girl from Zimbabwe, married off at age 11, accomplishes four ridiculous goals against all odds, including obtaining her PhD in the U.S.  Dreaming the impossible dream!

Day 16 – Self Acceptance = Growth + Progress

November 14, 2009


I have a wee, tiny confession to make.  Sometimes I yell at my son.  Loud, angry, guilt-inducing yelling. Until recently, Number 1 Son has been used to succeeding easily in school, waiting until the last minute to get things done and pulling great results out of the fire.  This year, he’s moved to a gifted […]