“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.” — Kahlil Gibran
What a beautiful quote from Kahlil Gibran, a philosopher and leader who was so conscious of living in tune with nature, our feelings and our sincerest intentions.
Gibran was born in Lebanon in 1883 and emigrated to the United States as a young man. He is best known for his work of philisophical essays, The Prophet. He is the third best-selling poet in the world, after Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu–excellent company to be in!
“Better to make a few mistakes being natural than to do everything out of a feeling of worry.”
– The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1946
It’s better to make a few mistakes being natural. It’s important to be who we are in a natural, real way. If we get everything right, and are absolutely perfect, but it’s done with anxiety…. then it actually isn’t right, is it?
What we do needs to be done with care, love, calm. With joy and sincerity…and since Dr. Benjamin Spock was a famous leader in parenting in the 40s, I’ll take his advice not only for parenting, but also for management. And for our communications, how we live our lives, how we treat others…
Dr. Spock was an influential writer on childrearing, who advocated for increased flexibility and affection in the treatment of infants and children. He was also an Olympic gold medalist in rowing, and a peace advocate.
Last Thursday was Walk to Work Day! More than 5,800 San Franciscans traveled with at least a 15 minute walking commute. Some companies mobilized their employees. Ritual Coffee Roasters gave out free coffee to anyone who was walking to work! There was even a special happy hour giving out awards and free drinks to those who had the “Longest Walking Commute,” “Most Interesting Sight,” “Best Shoe Bling,” and “Most Company Employees Participating.”
Walk to Work Day Asks Why You Care, and Why You Walk. Here is my answer below. What’s yours?
I love viewing the city, love nature, and exploring! I take different routes to learn about history, buildings, neighborhoods or people. It allows you tobe part of the city.
You always have fresh air and a natural “commute.” I try different routes so as to keep myself active and to not get in a rut. I do love the long 11 block climb from SOMA up to Grace Cathedral. That’s a great hike, and then vista!
I also love that I don’t have to join a gym, and get natural exercise. So I save money. I also save money by not having to pay parking tickets. 🙂
I enjoy being with people and saying hello as I walk down the street. It might be a hotel doorman or doorwoman. And there is always a way to help people. Just a simple hello might brighten someone’s day.
Moby Hopes the Environmental Movement will Further Education on Consequences of Animal Agriculture
I had the pleasure of meeting Moby at the Global Green Grants Gala in May of 2014. Listen in on what Moby has to say about what he would like to see from Global Green!
PH: Tell us what you would like to see, even from 2 years from now, with Global Green?
MOBY: Specifically with Global Green? Hm, that’s a very broad question. That’s a good question. One of my hopes is that the environmental movement will further educate people to the environmental consequences of animal agriculture. Even separate, I’m a vegan, but separate from veganism, just how environmentally irresponsible it is for factory farming and animal-based agriculture. So that’s one of my hopes. Is to continue education about that.
PH: Moby, what would you say is an environmentally conscious song, any favorites?
MOBY: An environmentally conscious song? I have no idea. I don’t know what the criteria would be for an environmentally conscious song. I’ll go with Imagine by John Lennon. Even though it’s not specifically about environmentalism, it’s a beautiful message.
Large Banyan Tree at Riverbend Park Jupiter Florida
There are many images that come to mind when we think of Asia, from dragons to beautiful beaches, spanning varied cultures. One of my favorite views is that of the banyan tree, for it must be strongly grounded in the earth, which also allows its larger branches and leaves to provide overreaching shade.