The Conscious Parent

From The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary. It reminded me of Aibileen Clark’s words in The Help.  Aibileen is a black nanny to a little white girl, Mae Mobley, who is severely neglected by her mother.  Every chance she gets, Aibileen whispers these words into Mae Mobley’s ears: “You is beautiful…you […]

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The Sound of Silence

I love this version.  So melancholy and bittersweet. Sung by the twins, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, who regularly accompany Brandi Carlile on tour. [Post image: The Bar by dking on stock.xchng]

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Obvious to You. Amazing to Others.

This is a must-see, 2-minute video, if you ever doubt how remarkable you are.  Yes, YOU!  You fill a niche no one else can.  Don’t believe me?  Watch this, and I think you’ll begin to see… Derek Siver’s “Obvious to You.  Amazing to Others.” [Post image: Word IDEA on the dices by hicks at stock.xchng]

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Mysterious Paper Sculptures

I love surprises.  Especially beautiful ones that take your breath away. Look at the exquisite dragon sculpture (made out of paper) above.  It’s one of several being left surreptitiously throughout Edinburgh’s literary community.  No one knows who’s leaving them. First, there was the paper tree left at the Scottish Poetry Library… Then others cropped up […]

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Looking Past Appearances

My friend Ronda sent me Melody Ross’s brave and endearing post “We Must See Past What It Seems” on the Brave Girls Club website.  You must read it.  [Scroll over the title in the first sentence.  The link is there.] It’s all about hurtful experiences…how we all have them…and how we treat others when they’re […]

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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