Quick Thoughts on Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking, Vulnerability, and Trust

Yesterday, TED posted the TEDTalk of Amanda Palmer. The name sounded vaguely familiar, but because I kept seeing tweets saying that “Palmer Wins TED,” I thought, I’ve gotta watch this talk. So, before I get into some of my thoughts it, I’ll let you watch it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g Apparently, there’s been a big hullabaloo over Palmer […]

Sometimes, You Really Never Know What the Day Will Bring

Tonight was a bit unexpected. One event (the apartment across the hall having its floors finished) led to a series of events that caused me to end up at a place I probably wouldn’t have foreseen going to, at the start of the day. Since the smell in my apartment was unbearable, after class, I […]

Remembering What’s Important to You: Lessons from Hurricane Irene

With much of the East Coast preparing for the potential effects of Hurricane Irene, I can’t help but think of what an opportunity this could be for many people. I keep hearing the figure 65 million people being quoted as how many that are potentially affected by this storm. That’s just about 20% of the […]

Friggatriskaidekaphobia and Other Quirky Calendar Events

Given the auspiciousness of today, I thought it would be a good time to do a post on the ‘silliness’ of Friday the 13th. The absurdity of Friday the 13th has always puzzled me. It really is just a day and the only reason that it garners “power” over anything is because we give energy to […]

Words Are More Important Than You May Have Thought

“Every thought, word, or deed, either purifies or pollutes the body.” – Harold Klemp “Thoughts become things, choose the good ones!” – Mike Dooley “You are not a helpless victim of your own thoughts,but rather a master of your own mind.” – Louise Hay “Thoughts are boomerangs, returning with precision to their source. Choose wisely which ones […]