Alfred Eisenstaedt, Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris, 1963
Each summer I teach creative writing classes at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. It’s a wonderful job for many reasons: my colleagues are uniformly, eccentrically brilliant, I’ve taught at campuses all over the country, from Los Angeles to the U.S. Virgin Islands Continue reading
The Deep Joy pool is just outside the small Italian commune of Montegrotto Terme, about 28 miles west of Venice. It holds the Guinness World Record for the deepest pool ever filled with thermal water with depths of more than 131ft (40m) at its deepest point. Continue reading
“The important thing is neither your nationality nor the religion you professed, but how your faith translated itself in your life.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Here are some of Eleanor Roosevelt’s most inspiring quotes compiled into 33 Life Lessons to Learn from Eleanor Roosevelt. Continue reading
1. I followed my heart and intuition.
As our friend Steve Jobs says:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Continue reading
“If only…” These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.
1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections. Continue reading