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healthysenseofself.com: Thought of the Day 7/24/2015

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  Make sure that what you do makes you happy! If it doesn’t, learn more about how to make it happen at healthysenseofself.com.

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Evolution does not favor reality. It’s goal is survival.

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Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us. According to Donald Hoffman, in this TED talk, the greatest unsolved…

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ToD: The Wisdom of Annie Lennox

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“There’s this youth culture that is really, really powerful and really, really strong, but what it does is it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting – women, especially – when they reach my age. We’ve got so much to say, but popular…

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Thought of the Day: Rebelle Society’s Alison Nappi, an open love letter to your inner child

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“To the child who could never understand why she was being hit by hands, words, ignorance… To the one who was told she was sinful, bad, ugly… To the one who didn’t fit. To she who bucked authority and challenged the status quo… To the ones whose dreams were crushed by adults whose dreams were…

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Do you remember what you got during last year’s holiday gift giving?

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A positively disruptive headline landed in my email inbox today that was attached to a newsletter I subscribe to. My eyes scanned the icebreaker, “Do you remember what you got during last year’s holiday gift giving?” “The headline” got me thinking–deeply. I paused and tried to remember what “gifts” I received last Christmas. At first, nothing jumped…

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Thought of the Day: Mandela’s (Tata Madibe) Sense of Self

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The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us. ~Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Speech, May 10, 1994 I was Seattle-bound late afternoon and listening to news for the first time on NPR, when I heard that Nelson…

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Thought of the Day: Living on your on terms ~Seamus Heaney

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The ability to start out on your own impulse is fundamental to the gift of keeping going on your own terms… Getting started, keeping going, getting started again — in art and in life, it seems to me this is the essential rhythm. – Seamus Heaney What truly supports us in our capacity to start…

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Watch this TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson has 20 millions views for good reason…

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I’ve gotten into the habit of starting my writing hours and work day with a TED Talk. I pick intuitively, and today’s selection was added to my list of favorites. Why had I not seen this before? On the eve of our Book Launch and Reception at the Umpqua Bank in Bellevue at 6pm, today’s “find” was…

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SoS! Thought of the Day: “I exist, I exist!” Storycorps Celebrates 10 Years

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When I hear the truth, a wave of warm fuzzy electricity flows through me. I am having one of those moments as I hear an early morning NPR story  honoring Storycorps, now in its 10th year of capturing and preserving the stories of our lives. It’s a short story…have a listen…I’ll wait. http://www.npr.org/2013/10/21/236383017/air-the-storycorps-theme-cue-the-tears Our lives…

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Thought of the Day, September 7, 2013

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Indirect motivation is a concept that many people have never heard about. Yet, being able to identify it gives you tremendous power to change your life from being its slave into being its master. If you know why you do what you do you have a tool that works miracles. Can you spot the depth…

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