How would the world be different if we viewed vulnerability as a power pose as opposed to a liability or weakness? Better yet, what if there were a…
Happy *Almost* New Year! It’s about that time again. Many across the world will soon be nursing their champagne hangovers while trying to decide what their New Year’s resolutions will be. It’s the season for vision boards, desire maps, and visualizing your future successes. Gym memberships will see a huge spike (per usual), as will various addiction-themed groups, and forgive/forget/organize/improve/live/love vaguery is at an all time high.
The Principle: Cruising Altitude
I formally learned about this handy principle in college and recently found that it's a part of David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) Method. Isn't it funny when you learn that there's a scientific/psychological/universal explanation to something you've figured out on your own but couldn't properly articulate? I could have been a millionaire by now.
Anyway, this principle, about the view from 30,000 feet, boils down to essentially this:
I wouldn't dare attack the veracity of the slogan "I'll sleep when I die."
I'm just saying it should retire like other similarly true-but-non-sensical statements such as "YOLO" (you do only live once...except if you believe in reincarnation) and "Only God Can Judge Me" (also true technically, but actually ANYONE can judge you and that's still not a reason for you to do whatever you want).
I received some great news about a month ago on a Sunday evening. In response, I started crying.
Not like a few tears here and there, silent cry, pretend-like-you-have-dust-in-your-eyes, baby tears. I’m talking, wailing, can’t catch my breath, puffy eyes, crying. What was it that made me cry you ask?
I recently received the news that a beautiful young soul I knew died tragically in Brazil. He was a part of an inner circle group that I am involved with. I immediately thought of a note of encouragement that I had shared with him this past February.
Beyoncé’s Formation video and halftime performance were instantly polarizing. Some said this was her “I’m black and IDGAF” moment. She scared some folks and even seemed to set boundaries about who could and could not dissect her performance. Rudy Giuliani was not happy to say the least (he called her performance anti-police), and some outside of NFL headquarters. She was also accused of appropriating queer and trans genius, among other things. At the very least, Beyoncé proved
A short blurb I wrote about my trip to Costa Rica was published on a wonderful blog called An Art of Perspective. You can read more here. In addition (because you are my favs) I wanted to share my top 3 lessons learned from Costa Rica.
Kendrick Lamar has come under fire lately for his comments relating to Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner’s killing in Staten Island, NY. In an interview with Billboard, Lamar stated that: