… and all at once, summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde
Know How to Be Satisfied
You must refuse to accept the common delusion that a career is an adequate context for a life. The logic of success insinuates that self-enlargement is your only responsibility, and that any job, any career will be satisfying if you succeed in it. But I can tell you, on the authority of much evidence, that a lot of people highly successful by that logic are painfully dissatisfied. I can tell you further that you cannot live in a career, and that satisfaction can come only from your life. To give satisfaction, your life will have to be lived in a family, a neighborhood, a community, an ecosystem, a watershed, a place, meeting your responsibilities to all those things to which you belong.
Farmer, Environmental Activist, Writer and Poet
Commencement address to Bellarmine University, 2007
via Karen Maezen Miller
Positive things you can do when you feel anxious, via @positivelypresent
Suffering only shows where you are attached. That is why, for those on the path, suffering is grace. – Ram Dass
People will forget what you said and did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
Make the ordinary come alive. From The Parent’s Tao Te Ching, by William Martin.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equal or even greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill
My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying thatI can’t be loved as I am. Anais Nin
There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something.
I have been traveling a lot for work, and it’s been a challenge to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This post is a little celebration of surviving nine days of travel, and eating well the whole time.
This is a salad with mixed greens, radicchio, endives, little sprouts, sautéed meat, and a little garnish of Kite Cheese (made from fermented almonds).
While I was in Southern California I found these beautiful purple Brussels sprouts, a first for me:
Below is a breakfast casserole, mostly sulphur vegetables (in keeping with the Wahls Protocol), because they are harder to find when I travel. It’s riced cauliflower, steamed Brussels sprouts, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and some ground chicken.
The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.
When you follow your bliss … doors will open for you where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.
Summer Solstice sky. Lake Michigan always inspires … 21 June 2017.
Yes, so much this: “You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.” Robyn Benincasa
Proud to Run Chicago today. I love celebrating the diversity that makes America great! #lgbtq #pride
I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. – Shonda Rhimes (via Forbes)
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“After Hitler rose to power Bonhoeffer left his post at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and his new fiancee, to return to Nazi Germany. He would soon be accused of joining the plot to assassinate the Führer, and spend two years in prison. The German pastor was executed by the Nazi regime at Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 9, 1945, just two weeks before the United States liberated the camp.” https://sojo.net/articles/11-bonhoeffer-quotes-remember-pastor-who-resisted-evil-unto-death
At home today, but feeling solidarity with my many friends and family who are marching today! Here is my well-worn shirt from the 1989 March on Washington for women’s rights.
The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
The Om Symbol (breakdown)
Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you. Source unknown.
The trees are about to show you just how beautiful letting go can be. (source unknown)
Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves. – Matt Kahn