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aesthetic inspiration.

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weekend’s wise words.

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broken beauty
the potter shapes us, makes us, bends us,
separated from the wheel we harden,
then the potter breaks us.
insides spilling out from broken vessels
sharp pieces, shards of clay laying on the ground
over time smooth and soothe.
vessels …
wine skins … old and new
wine skins … vessels of life.
is the wine finer in the old skins?
Our skin holds the wine of life, blood
to sustain, circulate, cleanse
we breathe in new life
exhale the stale
cells bounce around our bodies
new young cells offer innovation, change, exploration, intrigue
travel on well worn, comfortable, safe, predictable older paths.
babies and grannies
there is a time to celebrate life and love, to seize the day.
there is a time for soulful reflection,
to think about death, dying and legacies.
find harmony,
listen for it,
everywhere
old and young
merging notes
melody and minor chords creating beauty
the quieter i become
the clearer i hear
the more i hear

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the left-right dichotomy.

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We all know there are two sides to every story… and to every brain.  But do we use both of them?  What does that have to do with being ambidextrous?  Does any of this affect our creativity or brain function?

These articles suggest that it might be worth finding out:

http://www.thebioneer.com/become-ambidextrous-increase-creativity/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-training-to-become-ambidextrous-improve-brain-function/

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mindfulness: slowing down

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check out Matt Steel’s take on “smart work over hard work:”

View story at Medium.com

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an interview with ellen langer.

“Mindfulness is the process of actively noticing new things. When you do that, it puts you in the present.”

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Read The Harvard Business Review’s interview with author Ellen Langer on her research and experience with mindfulness:

http://hbr.org/2014/03/mindfulness-in-the-age-of-complexity/ar/1

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Macleans’ take.

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Is teaching mindfulness to children a good use of time?

Read what Kate Lunau has to say:

http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/bringing-mindfulness-to-the-school-curriculum/

 

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positive thinking.

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The Globe and Mail’s Carly Cooper suggests five ways to switch from negative thinking to positive thinking.

Read it here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-managing/leadership/five-ways-to-go-from-negative-thinking-to-positive-results/article19116347/

 

 

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