Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 10:22 | Category : Life
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In one of the multitude of newsletters that I get, I was introduced to a book called “Where would the button be without the buttonhole?” It’s a book about anonymous design… and quite honestly, that’s about all I know about it.  I’m not a designer, and I had so many new thoughts running through my […]

Rice Farming

Thursday, 22 January 2009, 22:08 | Category : Life, working
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I finally finished reading Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. I didn’t like it as well as some of his previous work, but there were still some interesting theories. My personal favorite related rice farming to success in math courses. The relevance for me was less based on the math course success, but on the diligence of […]

Happy New Year!

Saturday, 3 January 2009, 1:00 | Category : Life
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Not so long ago, my very wise friend said “I effin hate New Years Eve!” At first, I was a bit horrified. I loved New Years. The champagne, the fresh starts, the kissing at midnight. But when I heard more of what he had to say, I agree. Basically, New Years signals a number of […]

Piles and Piles of Advice

Monday, 22 December 2008, 13:05 | Category : Life
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Like most web surfers, I have a few sites that I frequent that are all tips and advice driven. I get newsletters about being a better yogi, a better knitter, more crafty, and about more books that I should read. I have rss feeds about getting organized, being a better marketer – I even subscribe […]

When I grow up…

Friday, 17 October 2008, 22:47 | Category : Life, working
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Things that I remember telling people: A corporate lawyer (yes, even at 9 I wanted to be a corporate lawyer, not just a lawyer) President of the United States (at 10, I was securing votes from my mom’s college […]

The Power of the Blogosphere

Tuesday, 7 October 2008, 21:27 | Category : working
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So, as you may have noticed, I moved my blog away from using my real name as my domain name, instead posting it at the semi-neutral, semi-anonymous url of “Trashflower.com” I’m not doing this out of fear, because I know better than to post anything online that I’m not wiling to stand behind and live […]

True, Deep Forgiveness

Monday, 8 September 2008, 20:05 | Category : Uncategorized
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From Yoga Journal’s Daily Insight…. True, deep forgiveness accesses the recognition that all humans, however terrible or hurtful their actions, exist with basic goodness. This realization can transcend into an acknowledgement that we are all intertwined as part of a greater whole, and when we forgive someone else we are forgiving another part of ourselves. […]

The Nicest Things

Monday, 4 February 2008, 17:39 | Category : Life
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The world is full of mean people. Its full of people who unknowingly will sap your happiness, your inner glow, your purpose, and leave you wanting. There are people who will stand in your way, knock you down, and take everything and anything you have to give. But sometimes, there are people who surprise you. […]

For 2008

Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 16:39 | Category : Life
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In the vein of Let It Go, is Hack Yourself. Go read it. Seriously. And read it every day, until you’ve ripped out your demon and dance in the street.

The Emotional Passport

Saturday, 17 November 2007, 1:03 | Category : relationships
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While I was reading my post about emotional baggage and luggage, it got me to thinking about how we carry our pasts with us. We all talk about how our hearts have been broken and left scarred. I have a new proposition to make. Instead of counting those as scars, lets look at our hearts […]