Category Archives: Leisure and pleasure

Need a New Year’s resolution? How about spending more time outside than in a car.

In 2015, a number of insights reiterated what we already know: that we don’t spend enough time outdoors. Source: Need a New Year’s resolution? How about spending more time outside than in a car.

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VIDEO: Musical Escape into a World of Light and Color

In this @TEDTalks VIDEO @KakiKing takes you on an amazing musical escape into a world of light & color. Continue reading

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Here’s How to Make a Difference

You may be one person, but what you decide to do matters. It will matter to someone somewhere who receives your help, your encouragement, your mentoring, your belief in their worth, your wisdom, your kindness, your hug, your smile or your touch, your hand. Continue reading

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Do you agree? Friends are the family you choose

Friends are the family you choose. Continue reading

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Success makes life easier…

Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier. ~Bruce Springsteen Continue reading

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How I’m preparing to get Alzheimer’s – A TED Talk by Alanna Shaikh

“If the monster wants you, the monster’s gonna get you.”
Instead of being in denial like most folks when faced with the likelihood of Alzheimer’s, global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh is taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment — should it arrive — when she herself gets Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

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How to live passionately—no matter your age – A TED Talk Video

Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans … Continue reading

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The fine art of life…

The fine art of life is to make another soul
vibrate with a song of joy.
~Edwin Leibfreed Continue reading

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Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices

Big decisions can be agonizingly difficult because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are. Continue reading

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I got 99 problems… palsy is just one

“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid says at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it’s hilarious.) “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled. Continue reading

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