Why Life is Strange 2 is Boring in a Beautiful Way

Life is Strange 2 is about two brothers escaping a strange situation. It is also about family, brotherhood, survival, racism, individualism and social conformity in Trump’s America. It is an experience in which the gameplay interactions and narrative are purposefully dissonant. The plot moves forward in the form of in-engine scenes, whereas the verbs the player performs are tightly restricted and functionally mundane.

What makes Life is Strange 2 compelling is that the rewards on offer aren’t the usual upgrade trees or random loot drops, but instead deepening character histories and interactions. When the player does take control, gameplay options are deliberately narrow and often non-essential. You truly do need to behave like a big brother. What you do is equally important as what you say.

(Spoiler warning: this article discusses story beats and mechanics from Episodes 1-5 of Life is Strange 2)

So what do you do in Life is Strange 2? Well, you move Sean, the elder of two brothers, through narrowly-defined spaces, like the interior of a house or the linear path of an empty road. You look at things – objects, paraphernalia, pictures and the like. Sean will have a dry comment for each thing, his perfunctory elaboration attaching new details and backstory to objects. For example, you might find some of Sean’s mother Karen’s poetry, but given the fact she left the family shortly after Daniel’s birth, the object is soured from his perspective. For the player, this makes you curious about Karen’s motivations and the events of the past. These eventually get explored in the form of flashbacks and a meetup with Karen.

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Who’s a Good Boy?

Occasionally, you have the option to pick up objects. These are added to your inventory for purposes that may or may not ever present themselves, depending on both where the story goes and if you choose the right actions to bring about related closure. In fact, beyond Episode 1, your inventory becomes vestigial in nature, to the point where the only motivation the player has to delve into Sean’s backpack is to snoop through collected artefacts. This is not a problem. The way Life is Strange 2 dwells on the mundane draws you into the everyday lives of its characters and highlights the value of living in the moment. There is no need for any other reward or keepsake.

Whether you choose to pack beer or soft drink from the fridge for a party Sean is planning to attend, for instance, doesn’t ultimately matter, but you might want Sean to be a good boy and so choose to refrain from alcohol and cigarettes. One decision that does have an impact early on is being either honest or dishonest with Sean’s father when asking for money for the party. Replying honestly will net you more cash, which becomes important when you are on the run with Daniel and needing to buy (or steal) supplies and equipment to survive.

Brothers on the run. Don't worry, the blood is fake.
Brothers on the run. Don’t worry, the blood is fake.

The game quickly makes you aware that your actions will be of a mundane nature. Interactive options are often limited to “Look” or “Take”. Gameplay mirrors those developer commentary runs that are offered as extra features in some titles, moving from point to point, activating them and listening to a spiel. Using this structure, Life is Strange 2 lulls you nicely along its branching pathways, where the journey taken will feel different for each player. You may opt to ignore most of the side stuff and forge through the main path, in which case you might miss some of the game’s serene, beautiful moments.

Sean taking time to sit and sketch different scenes presents wonderful snapshots of the boys’ journey. If you decide to sketch, you must look at the scene through Sean’s eyes, holding a button to focus on the broad details, before looking down at the sketchbook and wriggling the left thumb-stick to sketch shapes across the page. You can leave it there or you can look up and focus again, bringing in extra detail and sketching a more coherent version of the scene. These sketches can be looked at again by entering the inventory screen. You might also completely miss the prompts for Sean to sit or rest and consider his surroundings while he delivers a monologue about how things are going with Daniel. They provide perfect ruminations of a harrowing journey peppered with beauty.

A sketch-worthy view.
A sketch-worthy view.

Educating Daniel

Crunch-time decisions come during action scenes, with most of these offering binary choices. The most common decision-making crux asks the player, as Sean, to decide whether or not to encourage Daniel to use his nascent powers. These pathways add to Daniel’s AI learning, a background process that nurtures the kind of Daniel you prefer through morality and brotherhood. For instance, you might admonish him for cussing, or you might allow him to swear, in which case he’ll swear a lot more. Daniel’s learning even extends to observing the player’s actions, so that it might be worth following your own advice to him to avoid contradictions.

There’s also a brotherly bond component to Daniel’s developing persona, which can bring him back from the brink of selfish decisions if he trusts Sean enough. The way that Daniel reacts at certain key moments is tied directly to this web of decision making moments. This makes it important to deeply consider both your actions and dialogue choices with Daniel, especially If you are the type of player that feels connected to game characters, carrying their legacies with you long past completion.

Making friends can be dangerous.
Making friends can be dangerous.

In today’s world of massive, sprawling RPGs and dialogue trees with more branches than Yggdrasil, the suppression of player choices may feel restrictive. In the context of this intimate game, though, it feels perfectly natural that Sean would see the world in such a way, and that he would feel that his choices are constrained given the Diaz brothers’ circumstances. Then there’s the fact that while your decisions may feel two-sided, the systems in place behind the scenes are complex and result in unpredictable consequences. You often have to sacrifice some of your bond with Daniel in order to be a morally sound big brother, or lose moral ground in order to deepen brotherly trust.

Action itself is further limited by the fact that you are a surrogate to Daniel, who is the catalyst for change throughout the story. While most games would position you as the one with power, the focus is instead shifted to managing that power. This creates a degree of separation between the player and the action taking place, including the violence.  Life is Strange 2 does have quite a lot of violence in it, but it is almost always directed at Sean rather than coming from him. This passiveness is a deliberate play against videogame stereotypes and thus offers a refreshing change to the impact of violence. You feel much more like a bystander or third-party, as opposed to, say, the Doom marine literally tearing things to pieces.

Watch What You Say

Another way Life is Strange 2 encourages a casual, controller-down approach to play is the way in which dialogue choices are handled. You are offered a few reactions during conversations and sometimes one of these is to say nothing. Just as importantly, saying nothing during the game’s rare timed conversation choices, by not reacting in time or withholding input, results in a valid choice. The scene will keep playing out even if you don’t touch the controller and it never feels like you are missing out on much for keeping your clap shut. If anything, it’s in character for Sean to be cautious, because his physical degradation due to injury over the course of the narrative is inversely proportional to Daniel’s growing powers.

It's up to you to direct how Daniel will use his powers.
It’s up to you to direct how Daniel will use his powers.

In Episode 3, you are camping with other people who are self-proclaimed rejects of society. One of the gameplay gates here is that Sean needs to pull his weight in the camp by completing chores. It takes a few real-time minutes to haul water from a collection tank to the makeshift kitchen and shower. What is interesting about this section is that you can also offer to help Daniel with his kitchen duty, or not. There’s no motivation to extend this slow, tedious moment other than your own ethics and the possibility of incidental dialogue. You’ll also gain brotherhood and morality points with Daniel if you do help him, but this system is hidden in the game and difficult to predict. For example, if you’ve been a crappy brother, Daniel will actually refuse your help in this moment, leading to deeper damage to the brotherhood.

Whatever your moral compass, prolonging gameplay becomes about engaging with seemingly inconsequential moments in the created world. One could argue that these vignettes are in fact the whole point of the game. They ground you in the reality of the situation. By offering such ordinary gameplay tasks, the extraordinary is heightened when it happens.

Full of Character

Between episodes, weeks or months can pass and the brothers will be in a completely different situation than when you left them at the end of the previous episode. Rather than laborious backstory catch-up, new characters enter the player’s field fully-formed, with back stories and motivations that must be absorbed via their appearance, dialogue and any objects relating to them that the camera chooses to dwell on. For instance, when you meet a friendly trucker in Episode 4, the camera immediately focuses on his living compartment, its netted shelves filled with toilet paper, books and personal mementos. Then he shares with Sean a sandwich that his wife made him. The player soon sees him as a family man out on the lonely road willing to take a chance on a young man in need of a lift.

The power of objects is such that they paint the picture of a character more effectively than dialogue. This reliance on visual storytelling reflects the film-like influences on Life is Strange 2’s overall aesthetic. Another example is the fish tank in the home of the boys’ grandparents, Claire and Stephen Reynolds. As you explore the house for the first time in Episode 2, Sean remarks on the empty fish tank, later asking Daniel if he has ever seen fish in it. The implication is that the house is sterile and lifeless. One of the possible endings shows the Reynolds household years later, with Daniel having grown up there, enjoying a new life with his grandparents. Now the tank has fish in it, the house if full of light and life. The camera’s cut to this object is far from an accident. It’s a deliberate artistic choice.

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Slow it Down

At every opportunity, Life is Strange 2 applies the brakes. It slows the gameplay down and offers calm, considered spaces in which the player can feel safe and satisfied. It allows you to sift through the game at your own pace. This adds up to some beautiful and subtle moments outside of violence and tragedy, even if by most definitions the gameplay itself is limited or boring. The player comes away with a set of memories tied to these contemplative moments, such as a sunset over a canyon, the way the light shines through Sean’s still bedroom, the sketch-filled interior of the boys’ tent or the mischievous yet unhurried exploration of the Reynolds’ home by the brothers while their grandparents are at church.

Life is Strange 2 succeeds in being unique because of its adherence to the slower aspects of living and surviving. It brings out beauty through calmness and contemplation. Despite its serious subject matter and lack of subtlety when it comes to its racist, xenophobic and religiously fanatic antagonists, Life is Strange 2 is an uplifting experience about family, loyalty, love and belonging. So if you prefer to put the controller down during story scenes, or you find yourself sifting through Sean’s completed sketches multiple times, that’s okay. You are meant to enjoy the quiet moments, the butter between the bread. And when you get to the end, well, let’s just say we hope you have been a good brother to Daniel. He will remember everything.

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Dylan Burns is an Australian freelancer who has no superpowers, although he did get a laugh out of Cliffy B once, so… follow him on Twitter.
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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Many people are searching to “find themselves,” feeling a bit lost and unhappy. If Gandhi is right in the above quote, we’d probably find ourselves faster and be happier if we looked for how to serve others. Finding oneself by serving others may seem paradoxical. The word “service” has gone out of style. Today it often conjures up images of military service, or customer service. Its broader meaning refers to kindness, acknowledgement, making a difference. A “life of service” might include any or all of these:

  • Caring for a loved one
  • Praying for someone who’s suffering
  • Smiling at the grocery store clerk
  • Mowing someone’s lawn
  • Not giving advice, unless asked
  • Working whole-heartedly for a cause you believe in
  • Listening deeply to another person

Maybe the best way to think about living a life of service is to share peoples’ thoughts and experiences.

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

― Albert Schweitzer

The Christmas when my grandson Mitch was 10 years old, he and his family adopted a family who was having financial struggles. They learned the ages of all the children and shopped for presents that would be appreciated. When I asked Mitch his favorite thing about that Christmas he answered immediately, “Giving Joey a bike and helping him learn to ride it.”

“Life is for service.”

― Fred Rogers

Judge Lou Olivera of the Cumberland NC Veteran’s Court sentenced Joseph Serna, a veteran who did three tours in Afghanistan and suffers with PTSD, to 24 hours in jail for a DUI offense. When Serna showed up to do his jail time, the judge, a veteran of the Gulf War, met him and said he was going with him. They spent the night together in a single cell, sharing their experiences, hopes, dreams. Explaining his actions, Olivera cited this story: “A soldier with PTSD was in a hole. A family member, a therapist and a friend all threw down a rope to help the veteran suffering. Finally, a fellow veteran climbed into the hole with him. The soldier suffering with PTSD asked, ‘Why are you down here?’ The fellow veteran replied, ‘I am here to climb out with you.’

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’
But…the good Samaritan reversed the question:
‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leila, a friend of mine, lost her husband. When I saw her, I was concerned at how much weight she had lost and how little energy she seemed to have. When I saw her a few months later, she was lit up from the inside, vibrant and alive. It was so noticeable, I asked her what had changed. She smiled and said simply, “I now rock preemies on my lunch hour and after work.”

A life of service gives us a break from self-absorption. It shifts our focus to others.

To make us happy a life of service must be freely chosen. Still, there are times when we find ourselves serving, such as when we care for small children or an ailing loved one, because the situation requires it. Then we have a choice. Will we experience it as a burden or an opportunity to give? When I cared for my late husband, Hal, as he declined mentally and physically, I went back and forth. Here’s what I know: when I focused on the burden, I was unhappy. When I focused on the blessing of being with him, I was happy. When the effort of caring for him physically was too much for me, I got help with that part so I could still be with him kindheartedly.

“Using our gifts to be of service is the fullest expression of our lives. People who want to be of service can change the world.”

― The Virtues Project

Circling back to the place where we started:

  • A life of service is the surest way to find yourself and love your life.
  • Loving your life is the surest route to happiness.
  • When more people live lives of service, the world is a better place.

COACHING QUESTIONS

  1. What does your life of service look like? How do you serve? Whom do you serve?
  2. What gift do you have that others need? (Remember it can be a smile or your warm-hearted presence.)
  3. How can you make one person’s life better today?

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Work-Life Balance: Your Right to Love Your Life

“Excuse me” I said to the guard inside the courthouse behind the counter, are there any resting rooms inside this courthouse? I’m on jury duty and am feeling a bit tired, is there any place during lunch hour where I could lie down? He looked at me and said “restrooms, sure they are over there ” and pointed towards the stairs behind me. I said, oh no I don’t mean restrooms, I meant “resting rooms” as I put my hands under my cheek and leaned to the side, making my point of wanting to get a quick shut eye experience.

Now, realizing I probably sounded silly, I told him that where I am from in northern Europe there are, at universities and libraries for example, “resting rooms” for those needing to take a quick nap. He moved back, opened his eyes wider in surprise and laughed out his reply “well then, maybe I should move to Europe!”

We have all heard the term work-life balance, and I am sure we can all relate to feeling that we just don’t have enough time in a day to do the things we need to do. Sometimes this makes us very tired, as in the case when I wanted to take a nap at the courthouse.

Having read up on this topic for this post I mainly see the “balancing act” theme between life and work and the “who is responsible” theme (you or the company). All great, and I’d like to offer also, that you have the undeniable right to love your life. It is not just about having the right to a life (see the declaration of the Human Rights) but rather it is about thriving. There is a difference between doing something, going through the motions like a zombie and creating something, which drives and motivates us. If you don’t work – as in love your life, nothing works, including companies.

Thinking of having a right to love your life shifts the conversation a tad, adds another flavor more towards the idea of solidarity to make sure those rights happen for each other. A right lives in the realm of seriousness, ironically for this post many of concepts considered “rights” are protected in a court of law. A right is not up for negotiation, it is not a sometimes and someday kind of phenomenon and it is not solely up to the individual alone to “make it happen”. Dressing work-life balance in this way we push our aspirations up a level to think about what can be created to have people (and companies) thrive.

Being Swedish-American, having lived most of my life in Sweden and seven year working in LA and New York I have come to understand different shades of what makes life work from two different cultural ways of talking about things. It is the age-old conversation of be, do, have and how we balance these for a gratisfactory experience. In today’s world of business a creative mindset is the new “it” thing to possess, and cultures can assist in opening up to new ways of seeing something we look at every day. I understand culture can be a sensitive topic, but it is not the notion of cultures that create sensitivity in itself, it is our tendency to categorize and places one thing above the other. Perfectly fine when your shopping for a new sweater but not functional when understanding why people do what they do.

Cultures are in essence interpretations on much of the same set of universal values, distinguishable but always changing habits (Confucius). This becomes clear when some cultures have invented words for states, feelings and the world out there, whereas others have not. “Resting rooms” is apparently not a ubiquitous concept in the American English language and before I explained it the officer misheard me. He didn’t hear what he hadn’t heard before. Language matters, because language is the key with which we unlock how to understand our world and it affects processes, systems and how things work in a society. The fact that there was no resting room in the courthouse, doesn’t necessarily mean that the U.S. undervalues sleep, it just means sleep and napping didn’t belong in that specific context, or at least not in a designated area.

The conversation that people matter is not new, the school of Human Resources go back some time, but seeing what the world looks like (economic crashes, layoffs, income inequality) it is clearly not considered the most important thing. Profit is usually the most important thing. Boxall and Purcell (2011) in their book Strategy and Human Resource Management conclude that human capital can contain the most competitively valuable sources which sets a company apart, create creative companies and bring a vantage point in the market place. When access to resources alone cannot explain successes, something else is reasonably at play, could the x-factor be people? Yet, Piketty (2013) chooses to exclude human capital from the asset column in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, as an individual’s labor power, skills, training and abilities cannot be owned or traded on a market detached from the person they came from. Would you agree with that idea? There still is this uncertainty whether taking care of people matters in orders of magnitude, yet we all know in our hearts that if we put people first, before anything, all the time and always – everything else will follow. Of course at the heart of that conversation is that self care comes first, naps and all.

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All This Pug Puppy Wants In Life Is To Go For A Ride On Tiny Scooter

We don’t think this little pooch will be owning a Vespa of his own anytime soon. 

A video uploaded to YouTube features a pug puppy in Udon Thani, Thailand, attempting to join his bigger pug friend on what appears to be a toy scooter. To make matters cuter, the scooter is being pulled by another small motorcycle, driven by an adorable boy is taking his ride very seriously. 

The clip was shared on social media by Viral Hog, but ended up generating quite a bit of attention across the Interwebs when it was shared on Unilad’s Facebook page, where generating more than 3 million views. You don’t have to do much analysis to see why the video is so popular. Adorable kid + chill dog + pug puppy = a serious recipe for success. 

Just observe the adorableness in action. The puppy tries and tries to get back on the scooter but the other dog is all DGAF. Meanwhile the child, who starts the ride off excited, quickly gets down to business, keeping his eyes glued to the road. 

We’ll never know if the pup ever gets to ride out his dreams, but we are sure that this little trio has stolen our hearts. 

If this video has inspired you to get a little ride-or-die pup of your own, consider adopting a rescue pet. The ASPCA is a great place to start your search! 

 

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Artists Need to Make Peace With the Academic Life

It is said that when the Italian Renaissance artist Verrocchio saw the work of his student, Leonardo da Vinci, he decided to quit painting since he knew that his work had certainly been surpassed. The story is probably apocryphal — it is also told of Ghirlandaio when he first saw the work of Michelangelo, of the father of Pablo Picasso and of a few other pairings of artists — but the idea of a teacher selflessly stepping aside for the superior work of a pupil makes one’s jaw drop.

More likely, many artists who teach today would tend to agree with Henri Matisse who complained during his teaching years (1907-09), “When I had 60 students there were one or two that one could push and hold out hope for. From Monday to Saturday I would set about trying to change these lambs into lions. The following Monday one had to begin all over again, which meant I had to put a lot of energy into it. So I asked myself: Should I be a teacher or a painter? And I closed the studio.”

Many, if not most, of the world’s greatest artists have also been teachers. However, between the years that Verrocchio and Matisse were both working and teaching, the concept of what a teaching artist is and does changed radically. Verrocchio was a highly touted fifteenth century painter and sculptor, backed up with commissions, who needed “pupils” to be trained in order to help him complete his work. Lorenzo di Credi, Perugino and Leonardo all worked directly on his paintings as the final lessons of their education. It would never have occurred to Matisse to let his students touch his canvases. In the more modern style, Matisse taught basic figure drawing rather than how to work in the same style as himself.

Teaching now obliges an artist to instruct others in techniques and styles that, at times, may be wholly opposed to his or her own work. Even when the teaching and creating are related in method and style, instruction requires that activity be labeled with words, whereas the artist tries to work outside of fixed descriptions — that’s the difference between teaching, which is an externalized activity, and creating, which is inherently private and personal.

“The experience of teaching can be very detrimental to some artists,” said Leonard Baskin, the sculptor and graphic artist who taught at Smith College in Massachusetts between 1953 and 1974. “The overwhelming phenomenon is that these people quit being artists and only teach, but that’s the overwhelming phenomenon anyway. Most artists quit sooner or later for something else. You have to make peace with being an artist in a larger society.”

Artists make peace with teaching in a variety of ways. Baskin noted that teaching had no real negative effect on his art — it “didn’t impinge on my work. It didn’t affect it or relate to it. It merely existed coincidentally” — and did provide a few positive benefits. “You have to rearticulate what you’ve long taken for granted,” he said, “and you stay young being around people who are always questioning things.”

A number of artists note that teaching helps clarify their own ideas simply by forcing them to put feelings into words. Some who began to feel a sense of teaching burn-out have chosen to leave the academy altogether in order to pursue their own work while others bunch up their classes on two full days so as to free up the remainder of the week. Still others have developed strategies for not letting their classroom work take over their lives.

Painter Alex Katz, for instance, who taught at Yale in the early 1960s and at New York University in the mid-1980s, noted that he tried not to think about his teaching when he was out of the class – “out of sight, out of mind,” he said.

Others found their teaching had so little to do with the kind of work they did that forgetting the classroom was easy. Painter Philip Pearlstein, who has taught at both Pratt Institute and Brooklyn College, stated that his secret was to keep a distance from his students.

“I never wanted to be someone’s guru,” he said. “I never wanted to have any psychological or spiritual involvement with my students, getting all tangled up in a student’s personality or helping anyone launch a career. I call that using teaching as therapy and, when you get into that, you’re in trouble.”

However, Pearlstein claimed that “having a job has led to an intensification of my work. I had to use the little time I had to paint, and it made me work all that much harder. Something had to give, so I cut down on my social life. I decided it was more important to stay home and paint.”

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Fellow employees wished Polloway good luck on her journey, waving somberly at the glowing pumpkin spice cloud as it breezed past the many lingering laptop users and disappeared into the unknown.

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Fellow employees wished Polloway good luck on her journey, waving somberly at the glowing pumpkin spice cloud as it breezed past the many lingering laptop users and disappeared into the unknown.

“It’s sad,” said co-worker Jeremy Mullen. “She was my ride.”

 

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Trillions of Digital Photos Stored in “Clouds” But “Inkdot” Brings Them Back to Stunning Life on New Mediums

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Photos, photos everywhere…and, not one to hold. Inkdot’s changing that!

With the NFL season kicking off this week (September 10), it means summer is evolving into colorful Autumn, and people will be snapping photos of sports events, favorite concerts, fall weddings, first day of school for the kiddos, cute pets and breathtaking travel scenes, while taking the ubiquitous selfie. We just can’t seem to get enough of taking photos. Yet, the oldest known photograph with a person was only taken in 1838, depicting a man in Paris getting his shoes shined.

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Boulevard du Temple – by Louis Daguerre in Paris 1838

Now it’s estimated there’ll be one trillion photos taken this year, and the total number of photos stored may reach 4.9 trillion in 2017. Hello, that’s a lot of terabytes! Indeed, the recent World Photo Day (August 19) underscored our growing fascination with snapping everything and everybody.

And although eccentric British photographer David Bailey once suggested that it “takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer,” quality photography has indeed come to us masses.

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John & Nate Larkin bring memorable digital images to life in dramatic mediums

Chicago-based John Larkin, co-founder with his brother Nate of cutting edge and specialized online print company “Inkdot,” says that the invention of camera phones, especially the iPhone, has changed the whole game.

Every day there’s an incredible photo that comes through that was taken on an iPhone. Now everyone is able to capture quality shots, with a professional look about them. They don’t have to carry around a big camera, so it’s super convenient, they’re grabbing these spontaneous, quality moments and the images deserve to come to life again, in a tactile, creative and fun way — instead of only being shared on Facebook or Instagram.

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Sunrise captured on 24×36 Wood Print

The Larkin brothers were introduced to me by an associate of mine and a marketing expert Jonathan Stuart, whom I’ve worked with on several high profile athlete blogs for international platforms. Jonathan, whose Greay Area consultancy service helps clients cut through the noise, says the key to Inkdot’s success is its focus on creating distinctive and premium products, as opposed to churning out sub-par prints like many online photo-printing-sites.

So I checked out some of Inkdot’s unique products and discovered that by uploading one of your cool digital images from Instagram, Facebook or your computer to their website, you can pick hip “material” options for sporting your great image, including: immortalize your favorite event (like a sports score celebration or outstanding concert) by getting the shot printed on cool coasters or on a square print; create a memorable piece of art out of your stored wedding pix or recent vacation photos printed directly into natural wood; you can embed your back-to-school kids’ images off your phone into aluminum, giving it a long-lasting vibrancy; better still, do yourself a solid, grab a cute pet photo, and impress your lady by splashing her pooch’s mug on a throw pillow or tote bag; or to really rock out, use Stiick, a special magnetic frame to show off your special photos.

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Wedding bliss and shenanigans on Coasters!

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Holding a vacation memory on a Square Paper Print

Nate Larkin offers:

People take photos and the only feedback is from sharing on social media platforms and getting likes. But with Inkdot, people can see their photos printed in a tactile, tangible way, something you can hold in your hand, and easily put up in your house, something you can experience every day. The nice thing about the Wood Print is that it comes ready to hang, you don’t need to put it in a frame and pay extra. And, our distinctive printed products return you to that memory, and help bring the stories behind the photos back to life again.

The Larkins, who have a wide-format printing background working in their father’s business, feel they’ve caught the right wave with their business, brought on by the affordability and progress of printer technology and the growth of high quality photos.

John explains, “We didn’t want to focus on printing every photo but wanted to print those unique images — while also thinking, let’s pair it with some really cool, high-end materials.” Nate smoothly continues, “We were really testing the assumption that you can only print on certain materials, like paper. By using different grades of wood, we were creating our own medium to print on.”

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On the wall, Golden Gate Bridge captured on 24×36 Wood Print

In their ongoing goal to create new mediums and a new sort of art, the brothers also feature select artists and designers whose related products are available to customers in Inkdot’s “marketplace.” John explains, “By hosting different digital artists, we’re promoting their designs to work in combination with what our clients want.”

But the Larkins have also glommed onto another change, as Nate suggests:

There’s been a lull in printing, with people storing all those digital photos. But now it’s coming back to people remembering those photo albums they used to go through at their parents’ house, and now wanting to experience that again. We see this push back to printing physical photos. And the response we’re getting, especially with material like our Wood Prints and Metal Prints, people are blown away by the quality. We’re not here to print every photo that’s taken on an iPhone. We’re here to print those special photos that mean a lot, and need to be shared with loved ones, friends and family.

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Sharing special and fun photos on 12×12 Wood Prints

Speaking of family, the Larkin brothers pride themselves on being a family business with John adding:

We’re constantly making sure our products are the best and really take satisfaction in what we do. It’s a family business and we’re going to be around for awhile. We want to grow an awareness about what’s possible. People often leave their photos in the ‘App’ and they don’t actually have the original image stored anywhere. Or, they still aren’t sure that they can print their photos from Instagram. Or that iPhone quality is now good enough to blow up to 24 x 36 size print. So bring us your wedding, memorable event, travel, cute kid or pet images, and we’ll creatively bring your stories and memories back to life.

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13 Pearls of Wisdom for a Successful Life

What would people advise a hypothetical 22-year-old college graduate to do with his or her life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.

Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and CEO of Mediakix, a leading influencer marketing company. Twitter: @evanasano, on Quora:

  1. Read. Ferociously. Everything you can get your hands. Join a book club. Imbibe books about personal development, communication, achievement, biographies, leadership, success, marketing, sales, business, entrepreneurship. You’ll do many things you may regret, but you will never ever regret spending time reading. Good sources of reading lists are Quora, blogs (Google 10 best books for …), Amazon (look for recommendations in categories, popular books with high ratings).
  2. Accept uncertainty. This comes from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams: Deepak Chopra, a must-read for getting started out. There’s uncertainty to everything; the sooner you can embrace that, the sooner you’ll be able to leverage it. “You must give up the life you have planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell
  3. Agree. With everything and everyone. Stop arguing, stop trying to control every scenario, stop trying to prove yourself right. You’ll never change anyone’s opinion through argument, and no one will remember if you’re right. Seek consensus. Groups, teams, and life move much better when harmonized than with discord.
  4. Be curious. There’s a vast, fantastic world out there. Foster your curiosity, and it will lead you to amazing places.
  5. Be open minded. Your opinions will change drastically on many, many things. The opinions you hold with absolute conviction may be very different in a few years. Don’t let those opinions get in the way of meeting people and experiencing things.
  6. Learn from adversity. You’ll experience challenges and adversity you can’t imagine right now. You’ll have a choice when you have these experiences, either see it as an obstacle or focus on what you can learn and how you can grow from the experience. It won’t be easy, but choose the later relentlessly, and you’ll grow in ways you can never imagine.
  7. Foster the growth mindset. Watch this: The power of belief — mindset and success
  8. Get out of your comfort zone. It sounds cliched, but it’s true. If you stay within your limits, you’ll never know what you’re capable of.
  9. Don’t hold onto the wrong things. Grudges, anger, opinions. Let them go, quickly.
  10. Travel. Get out and explore. Another thing you will never ever regret. Go to places you’d never think you’d go. Max out your vacation time every year. Take a few weeks off between jobs and travel. Save up for a year and take a few months off.
  11. Don’t wait for the right time or the right thing to say. For anything. Most of the time if you wait for the right time, you’ll be too late. Those who win in the world are the ones who speak up and take immediate action. You might say a few things you later regret, but you’ll regret not saying anything more.
  12. Don’t look for the perfect scenarios, partner, or job. Everyone sees success and wonders how Jobs and Wozniak found each other, the perfect partners. Well, it wasn’t the one-in-a-billion odds that they found each other; they made each other the perfect partners, pushed each other’s knowledge and expertise, and built Apple on their collective knowledge and energy. The vision of your career might include a high profile company or opportunity (e.g. work at Google, live in San Francisco), but don’t get hung up on these. Focus on the motivation behind that scenario rather than that goal.
  13. Provide value in the world. Money and success are common goals, but so many people often don’t achieve these in spite of there being a nearly universal goal. Money and success are important, but focus on creating value in the world first. The biggest disrupters didn’t do it because it would lead to money or fame. They did it because they wanted to change things. They saw a different future and created that. Look at Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg built a tool for Harvard students originally. It now has over 1.4 billion users! Wake up and think about what you can do to create value in the world to your friends and family, your company, your coworkers, your country.

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Bringing Your Wedding Inspiration to Life

Being a wedding planner to the stars, I’ve seen it all — from the fun and quirky to the romantic and classic. Most brides and grooms have a million ideas going through their heads as they peruse magazines, blogs and Pinterest for inspiration. But how do you bring all your inspiration to life? Whether you’re turning to a wedding planner, event designer or dabbling in DIY these are some of my favorite tips on how to make sure your personal style is represented at your event:

  • Inspiration Boards — First up: manage all that inspiration! Once you’ve decided on a theme, create a visual “mood board” that represents the look you want. Create a collage of magazine clippings or even a Pinterest board (just remember to set this to private if you’re keeping things under wraps) to share with vendors that demonstrates your general motif. Are there any particular colors, shapes or textures that grab your attention? Add it in!
  • Stationery — Your save the dates and wedding invitations set the tone for your affair so make sure the design aligns with your style. Choose colors, fonts and an overall concept that coordinates with your theme.

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This invitation from my collection for Wedding Paper Divas is perfect for a more formal celebration! (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Florals — Flowers can make a huge impact on your aesthetic. From centerpieces to flower crowns and accent pieces, you can choose flowers in certain colors and forms to emulate your vision.

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Going for a springy pastel or watercolor theme? Try a long floral piece at your head table arranging colors from lightest to darkest. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Tablescapes — Guests spend a lot of time at the table, so it’s the perfect place to represent your concept with linens, place cards, menu cards, glassware and more. If budget allows, rental companies can provide table settings that match your taste perfectly — your caterer can help you decide exactly what you need.

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Layered fabrics with vintage dinnerware are excellent for achieving a classically romantic look. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Furniture — Furniture is especially key for venues where you need to bring it all in (a park or vacant loft, for example). For a rustic look, choose farmhouse style or wooden tables. If you’re going modern, try furniture with some metallic accents.

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Metal bar tables like these would work great for a chic cocktail hour. Dim lighting and bold florals add a striking effect. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Props — Bringing in extra props is a fun way to amp up your event theme. Think statement pieces fountains or antiques. If your space allows, bring in lighting fixtures that match your style. For example, candles give a romantic ambience while large crystal chandeliers add a hint luxury.

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This statement chair covered in succulents and greenery by Mark’s Garden is my absolute favorite! (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Food and Drink — Don’t stop at décor! Bring your inspiration to life with food and drink. A nautical beach wedding, for example, can serve mini lobster rolls and a maritime martini. Or warm your guests up with some spiced Irish coffee at a winter wonderland soiree.

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Grilled cheese, anyone? Serve ’em up at a country chic wedding for a mellower atmosphere. Guests would savor them an appetizer, late night snack, or even as part of the main event! (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Rose/Getty Images)

Just remember, while it’s valuable to pay attention to the small details of your wedding, the goal is to celebrate your love with those closest to you! So be sure to soak it all in.

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Triumph: Life After The Cult–a Survivor's Lessons

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The author of The New York Times bestseller Escape returns with a moving and inspirational tale of her life after she heroically fled the cult she’d been raised in, her hard-won new identity and happiness, and her determination to win justice for the crimes committed against her family. In 2003, Carolyn Jessop, 35, a lifelong member of the extremist Mormon sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), gathered up her eight children, including her profoundly disabled four-year-old son, and escaped in the middle of the night to freedom. Jessop detailed the story of her harrowing flight and the shocking conditions that sparked it in her 2007 memoir, Escape. Reveling in her newfound identity as a bestselling author, a devoted mom, and a loving companion to the wonderful man in her life, Jessop thought she had put her past firmly behind her.             Then, on April 3, 2008, it came roaring back in full view of millions of television viewers across America. On that date, the state of Texas, acting on a tip from a young girl who’d called a hotline alleging abuse, staged a surprise raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a sprawling, 1700-acre compound near Eldorado, Texas, to which the jailed  FLDS  “prophet” Warren Jeffs had relocated his sect’s most “worthy” members three years earlier. The ranch was being run by Merril Jessop, Carolyn’s ex-husband and one of the cult’s most powerful leaders. As a mesmerized nation watched the crisis unfold, Jessop once more was drawn into the fray, this time as an expert called upon to help authorities understand the customs and beliefs of the extremist religious sect with which they were dealing.             In Triumph, Jessop tells the real, and even more harrowing, story behind the raid and sets the public straight on much of the damaging misinformation that flooded the media in its aftermath. She recounts the setbacks (the tragic decision of the Supreme Court of Texas to allow the children in state custody to return to their parents) as well as the successes (the fact that evidence seized in the raid is the basis for the string of criminal trials of FLDS leaders that began in October 2009 and will continue throughout 2010), all while weaving in details of her own life since the publication of her first book. These include her budding role as a social critic and her struggle to make peace with her eldest daughter’s heartbreaking decision to return to the cult.             In the book’s second half, Jessop shares with readers the sources of the strength that allowed her not only to survive and eventually break free of FLDS mind control, but also to flourish in her new life. The tools of her transformation range from powerful female role models (grandmothers on both sides) to Curves fitness clubs (a secret indulgence that put her in touch with her body) to her college education (rare among FLDS women). With her characteristic honesty and steadfast sense of justice, Jessop, a trained educator who taught elementary school for seven years, shares her strong opinions on such controversial topics as homeschooling and the need for the court system to hold “deadbeat dads” accountable. (Among Jessop’s recent victories is a court decision that ordered her ex-husband to pay years of back child support.) An extraordinary woman who has overcome countless challenges and tragedies in her life, Jessop shows us in this book how, in spite of everything, she has triumphed—and how you
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How to Turn Your Life Around

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin

I had a hard time beginning this blog yesterday because, frankly, I was in a bit of a slump. I blame it on the endless left brain edits I had to make after the completion of a lengthy right brain novel. Add to that a good dose of tedium generated by the anticipated marketing effort and a smattering of grief as I buried my latest characters, and you have the full catastrophe. If you’re an author, you get the picture. If not, just follow me into a tangled forest somewhere in the Deep South complete with dense underbrush and huge overhanging thickets of Spanish moss. Now look up; way up. Tied to the branch of an ancient live oak is a slender but sturdy vine.

Hanging in wait.

I’ve seen this vine too many times not to understand that the choice is mine. I can climb it in good faith, lean back and swing into a sunlit clearing, or I can loop it around my creative neck and yank. In other words, I can find a way to reinvent myself after the completion of every story, or I can choke on the lack of creative oxygen a more practical job would provide. Writing is a tough business.

But it isn’t the only one.

Almost anyone in any career, relationship, or life situation has seen that figurative vine. Do we use it to swing into: new city, new career, new pair of arms? Or do we set up camp in the forest and whine? Do we disable ourselves or enable ourselves? Finding a way out of stagnation isn’t easy, especially if we assume the victim role. We’ve all done it: “You have no idea how hard this is!” “Nobody understands my pain!” The truth is, at least initially, most people prefer the comfort of a familiar negative to the discomfort of a positive change, however promising.

Sometimes we just want to yank the vine.

But giving up is the easy route, at least short term. I know I’d be miserable in any other occupation, no matter how defeated I may feel in a given moment. One thing I understand by now is that action is an inescapable part of the solution. I can take action now, or I can marinate in misery for another day or another year. It’s up to me. But at some point I have to sit my butt down in front of the computer and type. At some point I have to begin a new book or a new job. No one else can do it for me. But where to begin?

First, climb the vine.

For me, any upward movement out of an inert situation involves mental preparation–or what I like to call — meditation. Performed properly, meditation is one of the finest mental and spiritual panaceas available. Think of it as a sorbet, a mental palette cleanser. Or for the technically minded — a cache scrubber. For the non-techs, cache is the part of your computer where old links, passwords, and search histories are stored. After a while, all it really does is slow the computer down and create automatic responses that, especially if we are trying to do something new, are distracting and largely irrelevant. Old cache consumes critical space that could better be used to process new information more quickly. Cleaning the cache is an essential component of computer hygiene.

The practice of meditation is an essential component of mental hygiene.

Meditation, even ten minutes a day, has the potential to clear old habits, emotional patterns, automatic responses, and fixed belief systems that drag us down and shackle us to the past. Meditation combined with the clear intention to begin anew, has the power to ignite possibility. Possibility creates probability. Meditation quiets — and with practice, silences — the nagging voice that taunts, ‘Why bother? You’ll never get anywhere anyway. You’re finished.’

As a writer, I know I will never create a new story by re-using the same material over and over again. Somehow I have to drag my mind out of the past and into conscious and purposeful movement that exists nowhere but ‘now’. It’s safe to say that the reinvention of anyone’s life must apply the same principles–clean the cache and start fresh. Climb the vine. Life is a constant invention or it’s nothing at all. And that’s the good news. So how do you turn your life around?

One blissful meditative moment at a time.

If you’re in a dead-end job, meditate first, then do one thing to move out of that job today. Create a balance sheet of assets and liabilities — what you stand to gain and what you stand to lose. The loss is generally short-term, so long-term benefits become obvious. If you’re in a dead relationship, get help. The same ‘ole same ‘ole is a waste of precious time. Sooner or later, action is required to make things right. Don’t wait. Do it now. Lay your old stories to rest and breathe a lungful of invigorating fresh air. All things are truly possible. Believe it.

Guided meditations can get us started, but as we gain confidence in the process, we are most productive left alone in our own ‘inner rooms’. Close your eyes, place yourself in Divine Presence, and gently release intruding thoughts, one by one. With practice, you will gain more control over negative thoughts, and more peace and clarity with which to swing into new territory.

Slumps are temporary situations and should never be misconstrued as a way of life. We are not meant to waste our days in darkness. Life is a sacrament, and we its offering. What we must leave on its altar is an intentional life of purpose, nothing less.

Begin your new life now.

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Anna Kendrick Shares Her Perfect Life Motto With Elle Magazine

Anna Kendrick seems to have this thing we call life all figured out. 

In a recent interview with Elle magazine (for which she posed alongside celeb BFF Aubrey Plaza), the actress discusses everything from turning 30 to the best advice she’s ever received. But best of all, she shares her new life motto, in turn giving us all new words to live by. 

When asked if she has her own motto, Kendrick gave what might be one of her best responses ever: “I can’t think of anything that wouldn’t make me sound like a pretentious fuckface. Maybe that should be my motto: Don’t be a pretentious fuckface.”

That is pretty much the best advice anyone could give, and at least its honest. We can also think of a few people who could benefit from adopting it, too. (Ahem, Donald Trump). 

Throughout her career, Kendrick has also been on the receiving end of some great advice from industry peers like James Corden, who helped her get through her Oscars performance

She told the mag, “I remember when I was getting ready to perform at the Oscars with Neil Patrick Harris, I ran into James Corden from ‘Into the Woods,’ and I told him how nervous I was and he said, ‘You have to enjoy yourself because the 13-year-old you would punch yourself if you didn’t.’ I try to keep that in mind. I think that’s really great advice for everybody. To enjoy yourself in the good moments, and to push yourself in the hard moments.” 

Beyond sharing her wisdom, the “Pitch Perfect” star opened up to Elle about what it means to her to be 30 years old. 

“I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullshit. I know you have to in your 30s as well, but you can always say, ‘You know what? I’m 30-goddamned years old so I’m going to go home before 2am because I can.’ I’m excited for that.”

To read her full interview, head to Elle.com.  

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Who Hid My Strengths? An Educational Parody of Life

Gilbert the mouse was walking across a farmer’s field when out of the blue, he wondered where he got his strength. Though he thought he knew otherwise, the reality was that his strength came from his choices — and nothing more.

As we think about the idea of our strengths and gifts in life resulting from nothing more than the choices that we make, it is important to consider the following idea that an amazing Boston cab driver named Ronald* shared with me as I headed from Cambridge to the airport.

*His real name was changed so that you might look for strengths in every cab driver, not just one of them.

It was that our life was like a book, and each day was like turning to a new page. We did not need to live in the past — after all, the future is always a lure and dream ahead in times yet to come. Instead, we just need to keep things simple, see positives in every day and on every page, and just look for ways to share positivity with others wherever we can.

He also told me the story of a quadriplegic man he met before the holidays one year. The man certainly struggled with more than physical life, and was poor as well. To really add insult to injury, there were people close by who observed the man’s condition and laughed at him. As disrespectful as that is, Ronald was simply called to service. He encouraged the man, recognized his self-worth and gave him a gift for the holiday.

Listening to Ronald, I was instantly thankful for the traffic. Ronald’s words were like a sail amidst a tempest, not fighting the wind but harnessing it for the greater good. We made it to the airport on time and the conversation was a boost for us both.

This type of a resilient attitude causes me to think about strengths in life, and their definition, source, outcome when lacking, and outcomes when utilized. And alas, this leads back to the little story about Gilbert.

Strengths in Life, what are they?

As Gilbert looked upon a green, spotted piece of cheese, he thought certainly this must not be a source of strength for me. After all, I like fresh, sharp yellow cheese.

Culturally, the typical family consists of two children, a nice home, and perhaps a dog or cat. But of course, not included in that picture are ideas like fostering, same sex couples with children, couples without kids, or divorcees without custody. No, some of the realities of our country are really thought of as outside of a norm rather than as purposeful, intentional, or helpful.

In a similar way, strengths in life are often looked at as gleaming characteristics of greatness, pedigrees of persistence and dedication, or genius-like decision-making prowess at work or home. But what about all the day-to-day wise decisions we make — or even the ones that seem like ordinary decisions but when added up over time are the grit that makes great parents, excellent employees, faithful friends, and dedicated loved ones? After all, like a book, if each page is simply filled with some consistently wise and positive choices, then the destination of the story will likewise be of this important nature.

Having written a book that encourages educators to find strengths in all students — even the hurting ones — I am biased. I think that strengths are not incredibly difficult to find if you have a caring heart for the person for whom you are looking to build up. That book is called Ending School Shootings, but really it could be the process of ending any set of negative outcomes that a troubled young person could engage in or find themselves yearning to commit. For now, that text has gotten enough coverage to warrant bringing us back to the case of Gilbert.

How do I find my strengths?

Because Gilbert was fooled into thinking that one of the best types of cheese was bad, he starved and then looked for sustenance. Crumbs, junk food left over by big people, and the ends of potato chip bags ultimately did not satisfy. So Gilbert returned to where he started and as his eyes set upon the green wedge of cheese, his stomach let out a noticeable and later persistent growl.

If I were aged 11-15, I (or a caring adult advocate who was trying to help me) would look at the website, Strengths Explorer by Gallup, at www.strengths-explorer.com. Or another method is to tap the benefits of free tools like those that measure Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences, such as through a free online website.

Alternatively, if I were 16-18 years old or an adult with the same questions, I would try the adult strengths-based tool, at www.strengthsfinder.com, which is also by Gallup. These tools, or similar profiles of strengths you might think of as you work with young people can be a great asset in developing and enhancing a life-compass inside a young person.

What if I don’t find my strengths?

As Gilbert sat in front of the towering wedge and tried to imagine it was a yellow bite of his favorite variety, he felt sad. “If only” he kept saying, rather than, “Oh my heavens, I am so happy to have found exactly what I am looking for.”

Indeed, we live in a society that says it values strengths in people. As I said before, however, the trouble is that our society only values the great gains that look like strengths, or the powerful attributes of victors. But is a weakness a strength?

Here is a simple example that might make this point clearer. In the course of finding my own strengths, I noticed an area where I truly was weak. In other words, in the four domains of strengths depicted by Gallup (executing, influencing. relationship building, strategic thinking), there was one area where I had no strengths.

At first that area seemed like green cheese to me, a thing to be avoided. But ironically I found out through some not terribly comfortable experiences that this area of weakness was actually an area of buried strength waiting to be unearthed.

Gallup makes it clear that there is no perfect profile of the top three or five strengths that a person has. They surveyed thousands of leaders and caricatured some really powerful and even emblematic ones in the page-turner, Strengths-Based Leadership.

Some of these amazing leaders had a balance of strengths in each of the four domains while others had most or all of their strengths grouped in one category that made them stand out, or perhaps a couple.

But as I share this, I quite recently came back to that area which I thought was my allotment of green cheese and decided to learn more about it. Two classes later that my work sponsored me in, I found that the cheese was actually not greener on the other side of the room with other people in the class. In fact, we all were choosing to learn more about an area that we knew could be a benefit to others through us.

What about my weak points?

So finally, Gilbert after a lengthy look at that green cheese took a bite. Instantly, the taste was unfamiliar – almost gritty and yet sharp at first – but then it happened. Gilbert’s hunger subsided and he continued in his path in life with a new spring in his step. He learned that every bit of green cheese he could find in his life could actually be a beautiful thing if he also balanced it with his more inherent areas of gifting (the sharp yellow cheese).

As we make a hard choice for the first time, it then becomes easier after that. And so, as we choose one day to look at a weaker area (or areas) and simply learn more about causes and potential benefits, we might find that the true essence of our inherent creativity and purpose can be unlocked. If not anything else, this new area can cause us to change — which is always a good habit for those who want to keep their mind young and flexible.

And who knows, but what if that thing we call green cheese — because it feels hard for us to choose on the first time — is actually a wedge of fresh, sharp yellow cheese for someone else. And so by choosing something that is hard for us initially, we can be a refreshing message of hope for someone else in a way we never actually expected.

What if I apply my strengths?

Gilbert, having his fill of green cheese, almost thought he might never go back to the good old yellow kind until it happened. From inside his once famished tummy protruded a lump and then came a distinguishable noise that he tried to hide until, viola, it came out. Burp. Instantly embarrassed, Gilbert with a furry yet reddened little face realized anew that while his weaknesses could be his strengths, he should better try to live through his main areas of gifting. Then out of a satisfied heart, he could allow the greener areas to humble him into being a better… mouse.

In the end, like Gilbert we might ask ourselves about why our weaknesses are so elusive. In fact, sometimes the only way we see them is when hardship, or pain, or our own mistakes or others’ mistakes make a difficult circumstance into an undesirable reality.

But it is in those times that we must remember that what is green might actually what is golden. For indeed, our weakest weaknesses might become the wellspring out of which our strongest strengths can make us into a really helpful person unlike we ever expected. Why not try to find that kind of positive picture in ourselves and in others?

And if I ask who hid my strengths, I have to be honest about things. It’s not someone else who hides them, but instead it’s me who avoids looking for them.

After all, if you cannot find you own strengths even though they are inside of you waiting to be tapped, then the answer is simple.

So, “Who hid my strengths?” you ask.

The answer is that it could only be you. After all, the “choice” is yours.

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Jonathan J. Doll, PhD, wrote the book, Ending School Shootings. The book is dedicated to the courageous student, Claire Davis, and all proceeds from the first two months of sales are being donated to three charities, including the Arapahoe High School Community Fund, the Sandy Hook Promise, and in Michigan the Alma Stallworth Scholarship Foundation Fund. Learn more at http://www.endingschoolshootings.org.

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Harry Styles Falls Again Because It’s The Story Of His Life

Reuniting his butt with the floor once again, Harry Styles took another tumble at a concert in Toronto on Thursday.

It’s just the latest chapter in Style’s epic battle against gravity, which seems to have been going on for a while now:

Recently, during a time we assume he wasn’t falling to the seat of his pants, Styles and One Direction released the video for their new single. It’s called “Drag Me Down.”

Yeah, “Drag Me Down.” Has there ever been a more appropriate song title in the history of music?

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Candid, self-deprecating, and absolutely unique, professional surfer Mick Fanning reveals his life story while imparting plenty of practical surfing tips Mick Fanning is young, but he’s had many experiences that most of us never will. How does it feel to lose a brother? Win a world title? Rip your hamstring muscle clean off the bone? Weave through a zippering Superbank barrel for 20 or 30 seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Pipeline and Teahupo? Have scoliosis so bad you can’t get off the floor? Address the New South Wales state of origin team before a match, bowl to Matty Hayden, and have Dave Warner belt you for consecutive sixes? Mick tells his life story candidly?in turns funny, sensitive, thoughtful, self-deprecating?while providing intimate insights into the personal lessons gained along the way, with practical tips on surfing technique, fitness, nutrition, board design, travel, competitive strategies, and mental clarity. Mick has overcome personal tragedy and career-threatening injury on his way to claiming the 2007 world surfing title. Universally acknowledged as the most focused and driven competitive surfer of his era, his approach to surfing, sports psychology, life, and relationships makes fascinating reading.

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Take Your Love Life Into the Woods (And I Don’t Just Mean Sex Outdoors)

2015-08-21-1440186047-1294493-ID10073595.jpgIs your love life the romantic equivalent of a suburb? All plotted and predictable bits of grass and shrubbery; quiet, controlled, and so boring you want to blow your brains out? Time to leave the suburbs—and head into the woods.

This lesson comes to you by way of an unlikely source: Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods.” The main story line is this: a childless baker and his wife, in a land far far away, are sent into the woods by a witch who promises to lift the childless curse she put on them if they bring back a few ingredients. Sort of like a very dramatic, life-or-death errand run. And it will require bravery, brains, and a little trickery to get it done.

The baker is a nice enough guy, but he’s a victim—of a spell, of circumstance (none of this is his ‘fault,’ etc.). Not the manliest of men. But all of that changes when he heads into the woods, which, here and in every other fairy tale, represent all that is dangerous and risky and unpredictable about the world and ourselves.

The baker’s wife follows her husband into the woods and is struck by what she sees. She sings in “It Takes Two”:

You’ve changed.
You’re daring.
You’re different in the woods.
More sure.
More sharing.
You’re getting us through the woods.

You’ve changed.
You’re thriving.
There’s something about the woods.
Not just
Surviving.
You’re blossoming in the woods.

She’s getting hot for him again, plain and simple. Not only because he’s being decisive and exhibiting a stronger, more manly appeal, but because, well, they’re not where they were. They’re not stuck in their little hovel with their same old worries and habits and flaws. They have risen to a new occasion.

At home I’d fear
We’d stay the same forever.
And then out here—
You’re passionate
Charming,
Considerate,
Clever…

The woods has tested their relationship, and revived it. Then, together they go and rip off poor Jack by trading him five magic beans for his aging cow. But that’s another story.

My point is this: We spend so much time seeking comfort, order, predictable assurance in our lives and our relationships that we mistakenly beat back what remains of the woods with a lawnmower and call it adulthood.

In her fantastic book Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel tells us that “the challenge for modern couples lies in reconciling the need for what’s safe and predictable with the wish to pursue what’s exciting, mysterious, and awe-inspiring.”

We expose the deliciously dark shadows of mystery and domesticate every last bit of wild within us. Responsibility. Maturity. And with it goes our wilder, untamed, but undeniably exciting nature, our lustiness, our sensuality, and our passion.

Here’s how to get back into the woods:

Embrace uncertainty. One of my colleagues, Matthew Walker, coach and author of Adventure in Everything, teaches this concept in his workshops. He says that what we endeavor to do in our lives, careers, and relationships is made that much more rewarding if it has an uncertain outcome. Meaning: When you only go after what has a certain, predictable result, you don’t get a fraction of the fulfillment from it. If you’re single, it means throwing yourself in the dating wilderness and seeing it not as a chore or a dreaded, horrible thing, but as an adventure.

Explore fantasy. This is what Fifty Shades of Grey did for hundreds of thousands of wives (and husbands, too). It didn’t have to be a literary masterpiece to do what it did: Lured people into the woods of their erotic imaginations. Sure it felt a little wrong—that’s why it worked. Erotica is one way to do it, but even more fun is talking about your own darker urges, and possibly trying them out for real.

Go somewhere a little risky. Skip the tame pool-side excursion and opt for an adrenaline-inspired adventure (whether it’s literally hiking thru the woods, or rock climbing, etc.). You need to be somewhere vastly different than you’ve been. You may bring the partner you have known, but he (or she) may look a little different on the journey. A friend of mine goes away with her husband to far-flung places like Egypt and Peru every year. Seeing him in unfamiliar settings and sharing adventures keeps their relationship alive. If you’re single, take a solo trip. The sheer adventure of travel opens you up to all kinds of romantic interludes.

Create some distance. Perel writes, “There’s a powerful tendency in long-term relationships to favor the predictable over the unpredictable. Yet eroticism thrives on the unpredictable.” Do something out of character. Get dressed up, wear a new perfume, change your hair—whatever. Tell your partner you have plans, but be vague. Or, have him meet you at a restaurant where you haven’t been. Allow some silence, distance, mystery, and you reintroduce a little of the initial chase you had when you were first courting. Let him guess what you’re up to. Be coy. Sly. Inviting. As opposed to, say, peeing with the door open. Start acting like the person you were before you had a partner—the very person he or she was attracted to. Put yourself somewhere where he has to come find you. It’s hard to long for someone when they’re sitting right there. Make him follow you into the woods.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Proust

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Happiness, Higher Education and the Pillars of Life

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Posing at my alma mater Boston College

Will an Ivy League degree — or even your next advanced degree — bring you happiness, satisfaction and personal success?

I’m not sure if two recent trips around the northeast or August back-to-school fever prompted this question that beckoned a response.

Surprisingly, within a 10-day time span, I’d visited over a dozen university campuses to query students, observe campus cultures and cultivate something of an answer.

I’ve always venerated higher thought and education played a significant role in my upbringing. So did the pursuit of happiness. At times, my desire for happiness conflicted with social beliefs and educational expectations.

For example, in their effort to have me follow in my grandfather’s footsteps as an attorney, my parents sent me to a private prep school for girls. The education was supposed to be better than our public high school, but the constricting atmosphere dampened my spirit. I excelled in academics but also turned anorexic.

A return to public high school buoyed me and I regained energy as well as girth.

By the time I was college bound, the need for an appealing culture was as important to me as access to a quality education. Stepping onto the grounds of Boston College during a campus visit, I knew I’d found a welcome home. I sensed a place where I could grow intellectually while remaining pleasantly grounded.

However, law school proved a different experience. Trying to please parents whose professional goal for me had never changed, I moved back to New Jersey after graduation and trudged into my next academic chapter.

My LSATs were decent. I’d been accepted to several law schools in New York but instinctively knew that commuting via public transportation during inclement weather would prove an easy deterrent to attendance. I opted instead for Seton Hall Law School in Newark, a mere 12-minute drive from home.

Our L1 class was intimate. I marveled at several fellow classmates who carried passionate desires for a future in law. Two others who spent several post-graduate years gaining business and life experience knew exactly why they were pursuing a J.D. too.

For me, there was neither passion nor sufficient life experience. I perceived no joy spending the majority of my adult years practicing law. I exited mid-stream and never looked back.

While the loss to my family was palpable, I could no longer carry the excess weight. I was purposed to find my own life calling and could no longer support the expectations of others. The decision to leave was daunting. However, the rewards of developing my own talents and paving my own path to professional success proved golden.

I marveled at this most recent university pilgrimage which spanned two recent trips up north.

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Smiling during my recent return to Seton Hall School of Law

A trip to New England with my husband for his New England Basketball Hall of Fame induction gave us a few days for tooling around the region by car. While in Connecticut, we toured the campuses of Yale, Trinity College and Quinnipiac University .

A visit to Providence, Rhode Island brought us to College Hill for Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. Checking out the resort town of Newport, I stumbled upon Salve Regina University, uniquely housed within a waterfront mansion.

Onward to Massachusetts, we toured our alma mater Boston College and College of the Holy Cross, another Jesuit institution and BC rival from our era.

As my husband flew back to Florida, I boarded a bus to New York. A few days in Newark, NJ brought me together with old friends and my first return to Seton Hall Law School since my departure.

The next day, a friend pursuing her PhD picked me up for lunch and brought me to Seton Hall’s main campus where she’s currently matriculating. We toured the quiet grounds and investigated Seton Hall’s Graduate School of Diplomacy.

My final stops on the university circuit arrived while spending time with our Brooklyn-based daughter. A lengthy summer walk through Manhattan brought me to the grounds of Columbia University and, finally, to Fordham Law.

Each collegiate venue delivered its own culture and sense of place. I appreciated every school’s unique strengths and assets. But rather than checking out admissions statistics, tuition costs or the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, I was on a different kind of journey.

I wanted to investigate those on a path of personal happiness and needed to chat with those heading toward career and life satisfaction.

Not surprisingly, I unearthed no correlation between happiness and the more rarefied universities. Neither did I find a lack of expectation or joy at some of the lesser known institutions.

Instead, I discovered that stressed, anxious and sometimes near panic-stricken students were those feeling compelled to attain goals held in esteem by others — rather than themselves.

Conversely, the confident and energized students were those whose university provided them with the conduit to do what they had a personal passion for and engage with what they truly loved.

While at Columbia, I was inspired to ask about the pillars of our lives. The question is as pertinent for the academic as it is for anyone on a path toward life purpose and satisfaction.

A young coed I chatted with captured my reflective question on video. I hope you pause to watch it and ask yourself this question, too.

You may be studying as an undergrad, a graduate student or even as a life long learner.

Whatever your goals, may you find your pursuits of higher learning helping you to raise the unique — and satisfying — pillars of your life!

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Britney Spears Is Living ‘The Mermaid Life’ In Latest Instagram Photo

Britney Spears already has magical mermaid hair, but now she has a tail to match.

The singer shared a photo on Instagram of herself dressed in a shimmering mermaid’s tail while hanging poolside with her adorable sons. The performer paired her blue tail with a striped blue-and-white bikini top, and her pastel blue locks are seen cascading over her shoulders. 

The mother of two captioned the pic “The mermaid life.” 

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Brit is just the latest celebrity to try a tail on for size. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian recently shared photos of their little ones, North West and Penelope Disick, donning similar mermaid outfits while on vacation in St. Barts.

The magic of mermaids transcends age.

 

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A Life Of Reading Women

At first, it was an accident.

I was a freshman in college and was taking a 45-minute plane ride home to visit my parents. Due to some mixture of indecision and neuroticism (What if we crash?! I didn’t want to be stranded on an island, or worse, Waco, Texas, without something to read!), I always packed three or four books for the trip.

Hobby-wise, I’d barely graduated from high school, where I mostly got lost in sci-fi stories and other very conceptual plots recommended by teachers: Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Don DeLillo. I’d signed up for classes taught by professors who assigned more of the same, with the exception of one, who constructed a syllabus made up only of books that had been banned or censored at one point in time (a self-proclaimed scoundrel, he also dressed and talked a little like Han Solo). So, slowly, I learned about Henry Miller’s hunger and Vladimir Nabokov’s fancy prose.

I didn’t look for myself in the stories I read, but sometimes I found myself in them anyway. When I did, it was like glancing in one of those pore-maximizing mirrors — I looked away as quickly as possible.

 

It never occurred to me — or, at least, it didn’t trouble me — that I read far more books by and about men than books by and about women. There were a few fabulous exceptions, but overall gender didn’t dictate my reading list, the same way it didn’t dictate selecting a doctor or a roommate. Citing progressiveness, I claimed not to see gender. I read what I read because I liked solving the central puzzles, liked the anti-establishment tones, liked the thinly veiled philosophy lessons at the core of each story. What teen isn’t searching for an adoptable creed? I was a rambunctious reader; I didn’t want life explained to me plainly, or worse, with a shrug.

I didn’t necessarily look for myself in the stories I read, but sometimes I found myself in them anyway. When I did, it was like glancing in one of those pore-maximizing mirrors — I looked away as quickly as possible.

So, any given carry-on could’ve had my worn copy of On the Road stashed in it, nestled under tampons and tangled headphones. But both in my light and thoughtful reading choices, I neglected to hear to womens’ voices.

On this particular trip, I decided to pack John Updike’s Rabbit, Run (a suggestion) and an anthology of short stories (an assignment). An ex-athlete feeling disenchanted with the strange glory we attach to sports, I was looking forward to Updike, and cracked it open excitedly. But about 20 pages in, I had to stop. A paragraph I’d read made me physically sick.

 


Rich girls frigid? Nymphomaniacs? Must vary. Just women after all […] Funny how the passionate ones are often tight and dry and the slow ones wet. The thing is play them until just a touch. You can tell: their skin under the fur gets all loose like a puppy’s neck.

 

I don’t support trigger warnings, but my experience with Updike feels like a case in their favor. Those words — “all loose like a puppy’s neck” — still pop into my head sometimes like an intrusive thought. Reading them for the first time, I felt reduced to a pet, an animal. But, still, I was conflicted. I remembered the words of my professor, the one who introduced me to more realistic fiction: “This isn’t Oprah’s Book Club. Reading isn’t therapy. It isn’t about you.” Why, then, couldn’t I appreciate Updike, a sort of linguistic wizard who, magically, strings letters together in ways that pop and dazzle? As a reader was I somehow less than if I couldn’t suspend my personal associations with a story, focusing instead on the way it moved, the way it artfully recreated life?

For the first time, I didn’t care. Because as much as reading and writing are about crafting cities and people out of letters and sounds that perfectly match their settings and characters, it is also about explaining the world, or a specific view of it. And as a freshman in a male-dominated English department, I listened to men explaining their specific views of the world to me all day.

Over the next few years I came to realize that, speaking very generally, books written by or about non-marginalized people (read: white men) tend to claim an objective representation of “truth” (as so happens in my once beloved On the Road). This makes sense — their voices are already synched up with the loudest, or most amplified, voices we hear each day. Alternatively, they feature characters who are misfits, questioning or working against an overarching rule or viewpoint (as so happens in my still-beloved Slaughterhouse-Five).

On the other hand, books by or about marginalized people don’t need these constructed misfit scenarios to keep things interesting — in a sense, we’re already misfits. We already work against society’s norms; all we have to do is tell it straight. And, as I’ve grown up, I’ve grown more interested in these subtler stories.

Obligatory disclaimer: #NotAllMen. Obviously, there are exceptions — especially outside stuffy high school and college curriculums. But it’d be wrong to assume that egregiously misogynistic protagonists (only sometimes created by egregiously misogynistic authors) like Rabbit are relics. In plenty of contemporary male writers’ stories, women end up mocked, ridiculed and taken advantage of. Karl Ove Knausgaard’s self-effacing My Struggle relates his affairs with preteen girls; The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (who’s shown that he can write women well, if he tries) features a ridiculous feminist character who puzzlingly blames all of society’s problems on the phallic shapes of buildings; Jonathan Franzen’s forthcoming book Purity has a plucky female protagonist who’s destined to become a batty recluse once she loses her sex appeal.

Enough!

These stories may accurately reveal some of life’s sad realities, but they shouldn’t drown out the voices telling us how women think about women. And they totally do. Books by men get reviewed more often, win awards more often, serve as inspiration for budding writers more often. As one writer recently learned, using a male pseudonym gave her a serious leg up with agents. These revelations have prompted movements, including 2014’s Year of Reading Women, and a new suggestion that 2018 should be deemed a Year of Publishing Women. And while I think the pool of what we publish should be anything but monolithic and restricted, I hope publishers jump on board.

Because whether I like it or not, gender is in everything I read, trumpeted loudly or tucked quietly between the lines. In fact, that day on the plane I unknowingly signed up for a longer-term commitment: a life of reading (mostly) women — or at least as many women as I do men.

Whether I like it or not, gender is in everything I read, trumpeted loudly or tucked quietly between the lines.

Put off as I was by Updike, I needed a palette cleanser. I opened the short story anthology to its Table of Contents, and chose the shortest one in it, just so I could fixate quickly on anything else. Grace Paley’s “Wants” was two pages long. Perfect.

It begins simply with a narrator running into her ex-husband on the steps of their local library. The disagreements that ended their marriage are quickly resurfaced: he had grand ambitions, she aspired to dreamier, less clearly defined accomplishments. He makes a snide remark about how she never had their mutual friends over for dinner; she’s left to contemplate her worth. In an evocative paragraph, Paley writes:

 


“He had had a habit throughout the twenty-seven years of making a narrow remark which, like a plumber’s snake, could work its way through the ear down the throat, half-way to my heart. He would then disappear, leaving me choking with equipment. What I mean is, I sat down on the library steps and he went away.” 

 

So simply, and in an aptly passive voice, she characterized the feeling I’d had minutes earlier reading Rabbit Run, sitting by as a man tried to explain me to myself. For this reason her story has become a classic; a writer who selected it for Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading newsletter mused of her “attempt not only to write the wrongs, but to right the wrongs, being an object lesson more important than any element of craft.”

Which is why women writers like Grace Paley matter. Because while reading “Wants,” and, later, her other stories, I saw myself. And I didn’t look sexy, or like some weird, furry animal. I didn’t have a mystical air or superpowers, but I didn’t need saving, either. I just looked like a person, flawed but good. I read the story over and over until the plane landed. Now, I practically know it by heart.

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Every relationship is different, of course, but there are certain universal truths about married life that ring true no matter who you love or where you live. 

On Thursday the hashtag #MarriedPeopleIssues was trending on Twitter, giving spouses around the world a chance to bond over shared experiences like arguments about how to properly load a dishwasher and the nightly struggle of sleeping next to a bed hog. Read some of the most spot-on tweets below: 

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The Only Way to Eternal Life

The Only Way to Eternal Life


For thousands of years mankind has been searching for the fountain of youth. Today, we are spending billions of dollars annually on beauty products, fitness activities and even surgery, in a bid to look younger and live longer – but with little success. The author, a physician, spent many years searching for the true meaning of life, beyond the cult of physical beauty and fitness. His quest took him through countless volumes of writings, and from an overloaded medical practice in Canada, to a four-year engagement as an orthopaedic surgeon in Bermuda, and finally to a more peaceful, contented professional and personal life back in Canada – with revelatory visits to other countries along the way. While Bermuda proved to be anything but a carefree island paradise – with its "old boy" network, highly questionable medical and legal standards, and no small measure of racial discrimination – it did serve to show the author the way to God. This book is an account of the author’s search, through a seemingly endless series of professional hurdles and the often humorous trials and tribulations of everyday existence, for the meaning of life, and the path he followed to find what he believes to be the Absolute Truth and the Only Way to Achieve Eternal Life.
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Jake Owen: Living the Good Life

It’s hard to get Jake Owen away from the water.
Even on a day off from his nationwide tour with Kenny Chesney, the country music star made a side trip to Lake Tahoe.
“It’s my first time here, so I’m going to see what the lake has to offer,” he said.
An avid boater, fisherman, wakeboarder and surfer, Owen has built a following with good-time anthems such as “Beachin’” that connect with a youthful, fun-loving audience.
So it makes  sense that Owen has teamed up with the Salt Life apparel brand that will be cosponsoring his tour this fall.
He’ll also serve as one of the company’s “team members,” which include fishermen, surfers and divers.
“I’ve been a fan of what the brand has to offer for a while. It complements the life I live,” Owen said. “I like to spend my free time on the water. That’s how I unwind.”
The singer said he’s a “big clothing guy and I enjoy getting dressed up,” and at award shows he likes to “look nice and dapper.” But he’s most comfortable in board shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops. “My day-to-day life is very casual,” he said.
It’s that sensibility that will be reflected in a Jake Owen collection he’s currently

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10 Ways Gratitude Makes Your Life Better

It’s no accident that all of the major world religions employ some form of gratitude in their rituals. It’s simply because it makes our daily life better, even if you’re not religious nor spiritual.

Gratitude is the feeling of being thankful and showing appreciation for what is in our lives. And thankfulness and appreciation are a pathway to a life of happiness and well-being. When you pause and recognize all of the wonderful things in your life, you feel happier. Appreciation keeps us focused on what is already good in our lives, and opens up the doorway to more goodness to flow into our lives. Gratitude also equips us to handle setbacks and failures in a more resilient way. Science is producing mounting research that our lives are much better when we practice gratitude.

And indeed, gratitude does make your life better in the following ways…

1. You Feel More Satisfied
Not completely happy with your life? Gratitude is a lasting feeling that sustains you longer than other fleeting sensations. Grateful people are more satisfied with their lives because they focus more on what they do appreciate in their life. When you practice gratitude, you take time to appreciate the things that you’re thankful for in your life. And this means that you won’t be longing as much for what’s missing in your life, because you won’t pay as much attention to it.

2. You Motivate Others
When you say “thank you” to someone, they feel that you appreciate what you did for them, even if just a little bit. Saying “thank you” is therefore a powerful motivator for others to keep helping you again, because you are rewarding them with your appreciation. Have you ever noticed how it feels when someone doesn’t appreciate what you did for them? It makes you not want to help them again in the future because they don’t appreciate it. Small thank you’s go a long way, whether it’s a simple text message or a thoughtful email, you can never show someone enough gratitude.

3. You’re Happier
Grateful people are happier. They’re more in tune with what’s going well in their lives and focus more on the positive. When you actually count your blessings (I’m grateful for today’s beautiful weather, for my new shoes, for my close friends, etc) it puts you in a positive and uplifting mood. It’s very enjoyable to recognize the things that you might have been taking for granted, and to feel joy for having them in your life.

4. You’re More Resilient
Throughout your life you’ll experience many setbacks and failures. So having good coping skills is vital for us to have a thriving and successful life. When life knocks you down yet you still practice gratitude, you can humbly appreciate the temporary defeat as a learning lesson. When you’re faced with challenges, you can thank God or the Universe for giving you an opportunity to practice your patience and strength. When you’re grateful you focus more on the opportunities that failures give you, rather than its negative consequences.

5. You Deepen Your Social Ties
Gratitude has the power to deepen your social bonds and connections with others. When you live in a state of gratitude, you have better relationships with your peers. It also enhances your ability to form and nurture relationships, as your friends and family members experience the positive vibes of your appreciation for them and for life. Your energy changes when you’re grateful, and you go from being a “downer” to being a positive person. And this is very attractive to everyone else around and strengthens your relationships.

6. You Have Better Health
Gratitude has been linked to better physical health, as well as better sleep and reduced stress levels. You can live a much better life when you’re grateful because as you improve your relationship to the world, you feel better within your body. Grateful people take better care of themselves as they appreciate their health more.

7. You Increase Your Self-control
As David DeSteno says, “When you’re faced with a chal­lenging temptation in the moment, rather than solely trying to exert willpower, simply stop­ping and thinking of some­thing you’re grateful for should enhance your ability to make a wiser decision.” As life coach Peter Lambert says, gratitude gives you more patience and makes you less selfish.

8. Your Relationships Improves
When you’re more grateful and generous to the people who you care most about, your relationships improve. Not only will they feel more appreciated by you, but when they feel more appreciated and cared for, they’ll reflect positive feelings back towards you. As opposed to taking each other for granted, when you truly appreciate your significant other, your relationship becomes more magical again.

9. You’re Less Materialistic
When you appreciate what you already have, you realize that a bigger house or a new car are not the things that will really make you happier deep down. In fact, material things can actually feel sort of empty and meaningless. But when you’re thankful that you have a roof over your head and plenty of food to eat — something not everyone around the world has — you won’t be as tied to physical things anymore.

10. You Enrich Your Children
Research has shown that when you encourage gratitude in children, it has some remarkable effects. It turns out that kids who are grateful are happier, experience less volatile emotions, and feel that life has more meaning to them.

Gratitude is an emotion that’s worth cultivating as it will make your life better. You can start simply, by thinking of five things in your day today that you’re grateful for. There’s no doubt that we all want to be happy, have good relationships, and good health. The only thing you need to do to create more of these good things in your life, is to cultivate the gratitude within you.

Do you want to feel more grateful and happier in your life? A life coach will teach you how to practice gratitude and be happier. Click here to learn more about life coaching and how it can change your life. With an online personal life coach you can find your path in life, reach your goals, and be happier.

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The Only Way to Eternal Life

The Only Way to Eternal Life


For thousands of years mankind has been searching for the fountain of youth. Today, we are spending billions of dollars annually on beauty products, fitness activities and even surgery, in a bid to look younger and live longer – but with little success. The author, a physician, spent many years searching for the true meaning of life, beyond the cult of physical beauty and fitness. His quest took him through countless volumes of writings, and from an overloaded medical practice in Canada, to a four-year engagement as an orthopaedic surgeon in Bermuda, and finally to a more peaceful, contented professional and personal life back in Canada – with revelatory visits to other countries along the way. While Bermuda proved to be anything but a carefree island paradise – with its "old boy" network, highly questionable medical and legal standards, and no small measure of racial discrimination – it did serve to show the author the way to God. This book is an account of the author’s search, through a seemingly endless series of professional hurdles and the often humorous trials and tribulations of everyday existence, for the meaning of life, and the path he followed to find what he believes to be the Absolute Truth and the Only Way to Achieve Eternal Life.
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