The oxygen mask


There are things you have to do to take care of yourself. To make sure that your oxygen mask is on before you help anyone else.

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Meditation is a wonderful habit. It’s easy, free, noticeably improves your life and anyone can learn to do it. If you try it for any length of time and don’t think it improves your life, I promise the people around you have noticed.

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The Joy Paradox


In her Netflix special The Call To Courage, researcher Brené Brown outlines a very useful idea. I can’t remember what she calls it. I don’t even know if it has an actual name, but I’ve been thinking of it as Paradoxical Joy.

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Where is the bar today?


You get to decide where the bar is for you. And you can move it anytime you want - anytime it makes sense. Why not? It’s your bar.

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The artistic cycle


Ed Catmull, who was president of Pixar back in the Toy Story days, has a background in physics and computer science. It seems like an odd fit for one of the most creative movie studios around.

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