Attitude Goes Five Miles

Attitude Goes Five Miles

Last night on my way out the door for my ritual run (a euphemism for a walk/jog,) I stuck a $10 bill in my jacket pocket because, who knows: 1) I might want a lemonade from the two young female entrepreneurs, who live just over two streets or 2) a frozen yogurt...
Turning New Corners

Turning New Corners

Life is full of these moments of transition, of uncertainty and discovery.  People coming and going, growing up, moving away, coming back… waves on the sand, life seems to be continuously in flux, and you just can’t hold it still. Yesterday I delivered Emma to...

Ric Elias on What Really Matters

In January, 2009, Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River in New York — Ric Elias was in the front row.  This is a compelling 5-min TED Talk about what went through his head once he realized the plane was going to crash.  It will be no surprise that these...
Emotional Literati

Emotional Literati

Does the literature of a society reflect something of that society’s core beliefs and values? What if you could explore words in millions of books – what could you learn? Chris Harrison, a doctoral student in computer-human interaction, has created a...

Charter for Compassion Video

This is a lovely video and a stunning idea; the Six Seconds’ competencies of Increase Empathy and Pursue Noble Goals are expressed here in a powerful way.  What does compassion mean?  How do we put it in action?     And so beautifully written: The Charter...