Questions For You (from Seth Godin)

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What brings out the best in you?

What brings out the worst?

One more question: Is it possible to adjust your life so that you show up more often in situations that bring out the best? Can you have an agenda, a rider or an itinerary that makes it more likely that the world around you is what you need it to be?

Because if you can’t, there’s one other option: Can you change your posture so that the situations you’re in a lot bring out your best instead of your worst?

Ideal situations are often rare—now more so than ever. But we can redefine ‘ideal situation’ if we choose.

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The above text is from Seth Godin’s email newsletter that I subscribe to. I thought they were good questions. So I wanted to pass them along.

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Loving the Feeling of This

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If anyone knows the iPhone app that Isaac Mizrahi used to make this video, please tell me. It looks so so much fun! I want to make some whimsical-y intimate videos like this too. It’s right up my alley.

Also, as a side note… Isaac’s book that was released last winter is a joy to listen to on Audible (of course you can read the book, but I like hearing Isaac act it out). If you vibe with his energy and work, you’ll be entertained by “I.M.: A Memoir”. It kept me company as I worked on a creative project and the time flew by!

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Bryan Zanisnik’s Big Pivot

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Yes, Naomi! (insert clapping emoji here)

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I love a girl that creates a chatty talk show in the midst of a global pandemic. Naomi Campbell is doing what she needs to in order to keep her spirits lifted, while at the same time lifting the spirits of others. I am all for it! My favorite episode of “No Filter with Naomi” is the one with Marc Jacobs, but I also loved the one with Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, especially towards the end.

This quote by Marcel Proust is definitely a mood for me these days: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” How we feel is directly connected to our outlook on life. When we go through hard times, it’s really helpful to look for insights, tune into inner strength, connect with our community and take on perspectives that are empowering. What better time to raise our awareness and creativity?!

Take a look at Naomi Campbell’s Youtube channel to see more. She’s on a roll right now turning lemons into lemonade, making the best out of her quarantine time.

Wishing wellness and mental poise for all of my friends (that’s everyone). It’s a challenging time for all of us in different ways, but we can do hard things. The human spirit has the ability to create miracles and turn roadblocks into stepping stones.

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What Are Your Dreams?

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The artwork you see is from Seth Globepainter. You can find him here & here, but this blog post isn’t about Seth’s work. It’s about you, and me. It’s about all of us.

Right now the news is filled with all sorts of scary perspectives regarding the present and future. Let’s take a moment to review the past. The holocaust killed 11 million people, the famines in India under British rule killed over 50 million people, and the list goes on and on. There are countless lives that have been lost during terrifying, unforgettable times. Someway, somehow, humanity finds the (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) strength to live with optimism, creativity and gratitude. It’s something that comes from within — but it’s also something that needs to be practiced with diligence.

Keep your mind focused on your desired outcome. Keep it there. When it wavers, bring it back. Take it very seriously. Don’t let your mind wonder off into terrible neighborhoods or dark alleyways. You’ll be putting yourself in danger! Your thinking will get muddy, and your immune system will get weak, you’ll drain your energy and you’ll waste precious time. Not a great winning strategy for success or survival.

What are your dreams? Keep them alive. No matter what.

Viktor Frankl is a master at this topic. He lived through the holocaust and he knew the type of internal focus and strength I am speaking of. When Viktor Frankl was in a Nazi concentration camp, he was focused on a goal. He wanted to make it through alive so he could publish a manuscript. You can read his books to find out more about the power of purpose. For now, just take my word for it! Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.

Here are a few videos for you. The one with Dr. Terrai is so powerful! Please take the time to watch it. I also included another video to help you get past any resistance you have regarding working on your dreams while the world is in crisis. Plus, a great video for putting stress and world news in perspective.

Sending you TONS of love. Wishing wellness and well-being for everyone.

HOW TO ACHIEVE IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS (Dr. Tererai Trent)

HOW TO OVERCOME RESISTANCE (Steven Pressfield)

HOW TO COPE WITH FEAR (Andy Puddicombe)

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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

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March 29, 2020 · 1:29 am

In This Together

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So many great conversations happening during this difficult time. Hearts and minds are opening and connecting. Here are a few conversations I enjoyed this week. Feel free to share any conversations you’ve enjoyed as well! The comment section is always there for us. I’m sending lots of love and support to You and friends (all beings) everywhere. We are here for each other.

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To Give Light

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.”

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

“If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.”

“Fear makes come true that which one is afraid of.”

“Human potential at its best is to transform a tragedy into a personal triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.”

“What is to give light must endure burning.”

All quotes by Viktor Frankl
Artwork by Igor Morski

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