Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Link Love (2015-08-29)

Thought-provoking 9 Simple Tricks to Having Good Conversations – All Groan Up “At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want me to do about it? Cry?” Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours – Medium Why more companies are …

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Content warning for cancer, racism, classism, medical procedures, death. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably never heard about Henrietta Lacks, although you might have heard about HeLa cells. The first line of immortal cells, that have been used to research what causes cancer, and how can we suppress it, developing drugs for herpes, influenza, leukemia …

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Link Love (2015-08-22)

Thought-provoking “Why is self-sabotage a manifestation of the mother wound? As a parentified daughter, the mother-bond (love, comfort and safety) was forged in an environment of self-suppression. (Being small = being loved) Thus, there’s a subconscious link between mother-love and self-attenuation. While your conscious mind may want success, happiness, love and confidence–the subconscious mind remembers …

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August 2015 – Quick Reviews

The past month has been great for reading, and I’ve gotten through several excellent and important books. Reviews The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court Series) by Philippa Gregory: Enjoyable enough if you like historical fiction (which I do). How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard: Highly recommended …

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Link Love (2015-08-15)

Thought-provoking “Briggs titled the film Present Perfect, because it speaks to the idea that these two groups of people — preschoolers and the elderly — only have a few years to overlap in their lives. The preschoolers have their whole lives ahead of them and virtually no experiences, the elderly have rich histories and only …

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How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers – Toni Bernhard

How to Be Sick is “how to live a life of equanimity and joy despite my physical and energetic limitations.”

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The Health Update I Promised You All

I have been promising you all a health update for quite a while. It’s difficult for me to talk about these things, because there are so many different, interconnected pieces. It’s so easy to get lost, jumping from one topic to the next – but I’ll do my best to keep things straight. Current Health …

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Link Love (2015-08-08)

Thought-provoking How to Focus in Open Office Settings – Bulletproof Executive “Work is really three things, says Peter Frase, the author of Four Futures, a forthcoming book about how automation will change America: the means by which the economy produces goods, the means by which people earn income, and an activity that lends meaning or …

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Link Love (2015-08-01)

Thought-provoking The Moral Bucket List – The New York Times “So while we accept that we men are all complex and multifaceted individuals, we let that imagined hive-mind in our heads represent those others in their entirety… and we react to them accordingly. When we let that monolith occupy our minds, it becomes our de facto filter for interacting …

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