What My World Sounds Like: Georgia Anne Muldrow

September 30, 2009 | filed under what my world sounds like | 1 Comment 

Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s “Run Away” is the first single on her upcoming album Early.

Thoughts become things

September 29, 2009 | filed under consider this, moment of truth, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you
as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you
as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

– Khalil Gibran

Self-definition and the art of positive possibility

September 29, 2009 | filed under challenge, read this, rewritable words | 2 Comments 

new beginning

The ages of youth are classically designated as the time for self-discovery. People are expected to figure out who they are, what they’re about and what they’re going to do with their lives. While up until the age of thirty might be a more pronounced period of self-discovery and self-definition, age is playing a smaller role in this process.

People are waking up and realizing they’ve created lives that no longer satisfy them. Some are finding that they’ve lost themselves in the process of living in the rat race and need to embark upon a process of discovery. Increasingly, there’s obvious financial pressure compounded with a pressure for authenticity and a life representative of congruency between work and home life.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

– George Bernard Shaw

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Sucker MDs

September 28, 2009 | filed under consider this, do your research!, health, moment of truth, pay attention | 3 Comments 

I just finished watching Healing Cancer and it relit the torch of my passion for natural living and healing.  My life experiences have granted me a fundamental distrust for at least two things: the medical establishment and the government.

“You can fool some of the people all the time,
and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

– George W. Bush

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Can you reduce your impact, be happy, and not go insane?

September 23, 2009 | filed under challenge, great ideas, inspiring, watch this | Leave a Comment 

In 2007, New Yorker Colin Beavan embarked upon a dramatic project: reduce his environmental impact to zero. But it wasn’t just his project–he brought his family along for the ride. No electricity. Transportation limited to walking and biking. Buying nothing but locally grown food. No elevators.

The big question Beavan wanted to answer was could reducing his environmental impact lead to a happier life. The answer  he discovered was a resounding yes. During the process, he started a blog, which turned into a book, which turned into a movie and a nonprofit that seeks to help people lower their environmental impact.

The movie is doing a screening circuit right now and looks pretty entertaining.  After seeing this, I wonder if I could do it.  The trailer doesn’t address how he wrote a blog without electricity. I’m curious because there are certain things in life I’m not entirely willing to give up.

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If you really pay attention

September 22, 2009 | filed under consider this, moment of truth, pay attention | 2 Comments 

By Paula Underwood, clan mother of the Turtle clan, Iroquois nation

When I was a little bitty kiddy, about five, my Dad began a process … anytime somebody came and said something to us, my dad would say, “You remember what he said, honey girl?” I would tell my father what the person said until I got so good at it that I could repeat verbatim even long presentations of what the person had said.

And he did this all the time.

Finally, one day there was this old gentleman, Richard Thompson. I still remember his name, he lived across the street. And every time my Dad started to mow the lawn, there came Mr. Thompson. And so I would stand out there.

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Be here now

September 21, 2009 | filed under inspiring, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

We often ask for divine gifts
eyelids sealed and clasped fists, we dare
requests or wishes via prayer
while missing beauty that exists
surrounding us, we must cherish
like tangerine hue of sky’s dawn
lyrics from your favorite song
warm embrace of one who loves you
the flavor of the sweetest fruit
or image drawn with child’s crayon

– Speaks Beliefs, Décima of Forgotten Miracles

What My World Sounds Like: Miike Snow

September 21, 2009 | filed under what my world sounds like | 1 Comment 

Miike Snow – “Animal”

Sweden is really endearing me right now. On top of the wonderful Swedish program I’m in right now, it’s provided me with my favorite group right now, Little Dragon. Recently, I was introduced to Miike Snow, which is only technically 2/3 Swedish, but that’s neither here nor there.

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Goodness in the blogosphere

September 18, 2009 | filed under goodness in the blogosphere, inspiring, random, read this | Leave a Comment 

What My World Sounds Like: Amel Larrieux

September 17, 2009 | filed under watch this, what my world sounds like | 2 Comments 

Amel Larrieux “For Real”

This is the best quality video I could find. If someone has a better one, please send the link. Nonetheless, enjoy Amel’s lovely song.

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