things that tickle mr. wenzlau's mind.
I believe I can fly.
Dance like no one is watching.
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you’ve never been hurt and
LIVE LIKE IT’S HEAVEN ON EARTH”
~ Mark Twain
Directed by Joel Trussell and Eric Johnson, animation by Gene Blakefield and Darin
Let’s get together and feel all right.
French scientists-turned-Buddhist-monk Matthieu Ricard is one of our greatest intellectual heroes. The son of prominent French philosopher and intellectual Jean-François Revel, Ricard got a degree in molecular genetics, then decided to step away from his career in science and devote his life to the study of Buddhism. His inner scientist, however, remained wide awake as he developed a keen interest in the neurological effects of meditation and mindfulness training.
Brené Brown is no ordinary sociologist. She calls herself, quite accurately, a “researcher-storyteller” and her seminal research on vulnerability, shame and empathy has brought about a whole new understanding of an intricate dimension of human authenticity and worth:
Gifts of Imperfection examines one of the greatest foundations of happiness — our sense of and need for belonging, both with others and in our own skin — and brings to it a level of authenticity and understanding that fundamentally changes the way we relate to ourselves and each other.