Austin Kleon, Be More with Less, Bored Panda, Chookooloonks, Chris Guillebeau, Dalai Lama, Danielle LaPorte, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Jeff Oaks, Mabel Magazine, Mara Glatzel, Paul Jarvis, Pema Chödrön, Pia Jane Bijkerk, Rachel Cole, Seth Godin, Simply Celebrate, Something Good, Twisted Sifter, Viral Nova, Zen Habits
1. Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are from Fast Company.
4. Show Your Work! – SXSW Interactive 2014, a talk by Austin Kleon.
7. 10 Ways to Own Less from Be More With Less.
8. A Magical Miniature World Of Snails By Vyacheslav Mishchenko on Bored Panda.
9. Kids From All Around The World Show Off Their Favorite Toys In Disarming Photo Series on Huffington Post.
10. Open Letter to Dr. Oz from be nourished.
10. Mabel Magazine, “is a print magazine that is here to tell real stories about making a living and creating a life.” I have a piece in the first issue, the theme of which is “beginnings.” I think Mabel’s going to be a good thing.
11. 27 Hysterical Haircuts. #6 Made Me Cringe. on the San Francisco Globe. We all do such silly things sometimes.
12. 10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do on Zen Habits.
13. Heartwarming Thai Commercial – Thai Good Stories By Linaloved. Of everything on this list, this just might be the very best.
14. How a Rescue Dog from Taiwan and Baby Boy from LA became Best Friends on Twisted Sifter.
15. The Worst Thing That Can Happen Rarely Does from Chris Guillebeau.
16. Shared on the Chookooloonks This Was a Good Week list: Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish and the teeniest, tiniest.
17. A sweet Easter poem from James Broughton, “Easter Exultet.”
Shake out your qualms.
Shake up your dreams.
Deepen your roots.
Extend your branches.
Trust deep water
and head for the open,
even if your vision
Quit your addiction
to sneer and complain.
Open a lookout.
Dance on a brink.
Run with your wildfire.
You are closer to glory
leaping an abyss
than upholstering a rut.
Intrepid all the way
Walk toward clarity.
At every crossroad
to bump into wonder.
Only love prevails.
En route to disaster
insist on canticles.
Lift your ineffable
out of the mundane.
Honeymoon with Big Joy!
18. being enough from Pia Jane Bijkerk.
19. Opening the Creative Channel with Andrea Scher and Laurie Wagner on Simply Celebrate.
20. Truthbombs from Danielle LaPorte: “Put down your shield and stand in the rain of blessings,” and “You will always be too much of something for someone. Be yourself anyway.”
21. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön,
Many of our escapes are involuntary: addiction and dissociating from painful feelings are two examples. Anyone who has worked with a strong addiction—compulsive eating, compulsive sex, abuse of substances, explosive anger, or any other behavior that’s out of control—knows that when the urge comes on it’s irresistible. The seduction is too strong. So we train again and again in less highly charged situations in which the urge is present but not so overwhelming. By training with everyday irritations, we develop the knack of refraining when the going gets rough. It takes patience and an understanding of how we’re hurting ourselves not to continue taking the same old escape route of speaking or acting out.
22. Wisdom from Mara Glatzel, a practice,
Take a moment to sit comfortably. Plant your feet on the floor. Settle into your breath, slowly and intentionally.
Feel into your body as you run your mind over the content of your day – your schedule, your obligations, your desire for self-care.
Where are you craving for permission?
Let any answer that comes guide you into your day.
Let it be simple, but follow through.
Know that every time you pause, take stock, and move forward with your own spirit, heart, and need in mind, you are working to feel a little more at home in your life.
24. Wisdom from A Conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Parabola, in which he says,
…if you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.
25. The Metric of More from Paul Jarvis.