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“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


David Hood

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Why we are here (according to gapingvoid).

From http://www.gapingvoidart.com/gallery/we-are-here/

“[A conductor’s] happiness does not come from only his own story and his joy of the music. The joy is about enabling other people’s stories to be heard at the same time.” — Itay Talgam

An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word. In this charming talk, Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders.

Great advice from the iconic producer of NPR’s This American Life. Want to do good work, then do a lot of work… Practice makes perfect. :)

Bored with his ad agency gig and the uninspiring work he was producing, Ji Lee – now Creative Director of Google Creative Lab – decided to take matters into his own hands in 2002. The result was the ad-spoofing Bubble Project, in which Lee placed blank speech bubbles on ads around New York City. The masses responded and the project went viral, gaining Lee recognition and ultimately forwarding his professional career. Here, Lee talks about how he created, financed, and marketed the project single-handedly.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein

Have heard so much about Improv(isation) this year and experienced the brilliant generative impacts of its creative principles - with a big thank you to Michelle James and Viv McWaters. Looking forward to Improv classes in 2012 and spending more time playing. :)

Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, “ghostbusters” running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he shows how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

- George Bernard Shaw

via @tiphereth

The Meaning of Life (in Under 300 Words)

In PsyBlog…

Embracing others, embracing myself. ‘Live from your essence & incredible things happen.’ ~ Thandie Newton TEDGlobal 2011

Exploring the notion of self, perception and how we relate to others and the world around us.

Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.

TED Talks: Nurturing The Genius that is Creativity ~ with Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity." ~ Charles Mingus