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Dealt | Reflections

July 16, 2018


Dealt [2017]., IMDb page. — movie description — Winner of the SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature, Dealt is the inspiring story of sixty-two year old Richard Turner who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. In this documentary, Richard traces his journey from his troubled childhood, […]

Robert Waldinger: What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study on Happiness | Transcript & Highlights

May 2, 2018


What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get […]

Julie Lythcott-Haims: How To Raise Successful Kids–Without Over-Parenting | Transcript and Highlights

May 2, 2018


You know, I didn’t set out to be a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not very interested in parenting, per se. It’s just that there’s a certain style of parenting these days that is kind of messing up kids, impeding their chances to develop into theirselves. There’s a certain style of parenting these days that’s getting in the way. […]

Coco | Review

April 4, 2018


Coco. Disney Pixar, 2017 [PG] They did it. Again. I cried. Again. They wrote a story of deep humanity with the themes of following your inner passion, redeeming generations of brokenness with music (yup, read that again, a la “Eats, shoots and leaves.”), and the importance of family. In psychological speak, PTSD triggers are reframed. One person’s self-differentiation […]

Unshakeable | Notes

March 20, 2018


Tony Robbins. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook. Simon & Schuster, 2017. (231 pages) [Disclaimer]: Past results do not guarantee future performance. Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. – Marcus Aurelius Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as […]

Krista Tippett on the Art of Conversation | Review & Notes

January 24, 2018


Udemy Course online. [2018] Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 1 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 2 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 3 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 4 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 5 REVIEW The following are my rough notes and highlights. Tippett’s grounding voice, presence, and ideals are deeply important for our personal and public life. There are very […]

TED | Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation

January 23, 2018


All right, I want to see a show of hands: how many of you have unfriended someone on Facebook because they said something offensive about politics or religion, childcare, food And how many of you know at least one person that you avoid because you just don’t want to talk to them? You know, it […]