Perfectionism is just fear in really good shoes.

– Elizabeth Gilbert

Watch Elizabeth Gilbert discuss her thoughts on perfectionism on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday below: Continue reading

Happy Birthday to my blog!

‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’

‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’

― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

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There is nothing you cannot do

When I wake up in the morning, I don’t think what am I going to do today, or tomorrow, or think about what I did yesterday. I think today is going to be the best day of my life.

– Tao Porchon-Lynch 

It’s Monday, and I thought a little inspiration was in order … Continue reading

Life is like coffee

Here’s a 3 minute video to help give you a little perspective for the week ahead. Why not watch it while you sip your Monday morning coffee … guaranteed it’ll be the best coffee you drink all week. Continue reading

The danger of a single story

The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns of the danger of hearing only a single story about another person or country. Continue reading

Ian McEwan’s writing process and the activity of reading

If someone was playing tennis you wouldn’t walk onto the court and start engaging them in a conversation … I think reading is at least as important as playing tennis. 

– Ian McEwan

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