I just came across this wonderful talk from Andrew Solomon on why adversity can change us for the better. As discussed in The Flipside, it all comes down to finding meaning in life’s experiences. Enjoy!
This morning I came upon this beautiful presentation by artist Phil Hansen revealing how our limitations can actually free us to become limitless. When his art was destroyed by nerve damage in his hand, Phil’s neurosurgeon advised him to ‘Embrace the shake’. It was only then that something incredible happened! Enjoy! Learning to be creative within the confines […]
I just re-watched Steve Jobs wonderful speech at Stanford University in 2005 (below). What is particularly interesting is Steve’s reference to ‘connecting the dots’ in life. We can’t connect the dots forward, they can only be connected looking backward on events. It was ten years AFTER dropping out of College that he discovered why dropping […]
A report today in the Daily Mail reveals why Stephen Hawkings believes that he is happier with Motor Neurone Disease than he was before the illness struck nearly 50 years ago. Hawkings said: it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I could still do. […]
Just finished reading ‘How Starbucks Saved My Life’ by Michael Gill. Very enjoyable and easy read. It is a poignant, true story of how a man lost everything – his job, his marriage, his home – and this led him to a new, in many ways, more meaningful and personally satisfying life…working as a Barista […]