Category Archives: Living

Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being | Brain Pickings

Live a three-dimensioned life; stay away from screens. Stay away from anything that obscures the place it is in. There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. via Wendell Berry on How to Be a … Continue reading

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The second half of my life will be ice breaking up on the river, rain soaking the fields

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The second half of my life will be black to the white rind of the old and fading moon. The second half of my life will be water over the cracked floor of these…

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Reposted from Daily Good. Anne Lamott on Grief, Grace, and Gratitude, by Maria Popova

Anne Lamott on Grief, Grace, and Gratitude–by Maria Popova, syndicated from brainpickings.org, Dec 30, 2014On the grace of redefining ourselves and redefining okayness when life throws us its merciless curveballs.“Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to … Continue reading

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Reblogged from Arts.Mic. Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic

It’s no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Attachment | Linda Graham, MFT, Resources for Recovering Resilience

The Neuroscience of Attachment | Linda Graham, MFT, Resources for Recovering Resilience.

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Pico Iyer on What Leonard Cohen Teaches Us about the Art of Stillness | Brain Pickings

It takes courage, of course, to step out of the fray, as it takes courage to do anything that’s necessary, whether tending to a loved one on her deathbed or turning away from that sugarcoated doughnut. The Art of Stillness, … Continue reading

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The Elusive Art of Inner Wholeness and How to Stop Hiding Our Souls | Brain Pickings

Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished or our inner darkness exposed, we hide our true identities from each other. In the process, we become separated from our own souls. We end up living divided lives, so far removed … Continue reading

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You and I are built of the same atoms as a fern or a ham sandwich | Thrive

Wh via You and I are built of the same atoms as a fern or a ham sandwich | Thrive.

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Watch: Danny MacAskill Does It Again | News from the Field | OutsideOnline.com

Mind blowing.. Scottish cyclist Danny MacAskill, known for viral videos of his otherworldly bike-handling skills, has done it again with “The Ridge.” MacAskill returned to his home of Skye, the remote and rugged northern Scottish island, to shoot a video … Continue reading

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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic.

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