Dancing With Words

How we sometimes feel when writing or reading a book. A choreographer who is dyslexic expresses his experience. A truly amazing performance.

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Unwrap Nature’s Gift

It’s a hectic time of year where we all get wrapped up in the wrong things. We can forget to leave space for the magic.

Watching this video may help put things in perspective.

We Are All Creators

We are all creators of the world around us. However we choose to do it. We don’t have to create a masterpiece to matter. A small thing like creating a smile for someone who needs one is enough.

An inspiring video that reminds us how important the strength of women can be

Stop and Smile

Sometimes we just need to stop, and smile.
It can make all the difference
Here’s a couple of videos that might help.

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Self confidence and Smelly Socrates

I was unaware of exactly how much a rebel Socrates was. He walked around barefoot and smelly challenging peoples beliefs. Now that’s self confidence. How often do we ask the hard questions especially if we have a well worn odour about us and no shoes.

Don’t let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future.” – Paulo Coelho

Following like a sheep is not the way to creative freedom. Self confidence is needed to break out of that box. Socrates challenged lazy assumptions. This entertaining video by Alain de Botton explores how we all can lead a true life.

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Look on the Bright Side

Sometimes when I’m not seeing anything good I recall my favourite story

Once there were five-year-old twin boys,
one a pessimist and the other an optimist.
Wondering how two boys who seemed so alike could
be so different, their parents took them to a psychiatrist.

The psychiatrist took the pessimist to a room piled high
with new toys, expecting the boy to be thrilled. But instead
he burst into tears. Puzzled, the psychiatrist asked,
“don’t you want to play with these toys?”
“Yes,” the little boy bawled,
“but if I did I’d only break them.”

Next the psychiatrist took the optimist to a room piled high
with horse manure. The boy yelped with delight, clambered
to the top of the pile, and joyfully dug out scoop after scoop,
tossing the manure into the air with glee.
“What on earth are you doing?” the psychiatrist asked.
“Well,” said the boy, beaming

“There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”

~ Author unknown

Even when life hands us manure, sometimes if we look hard enough there’s a pony.

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Getting Out There

When you say I’m nowhere, let in some space and
you are suddenly now here.

When you step away and give yourself some air, you shift a bit
And that’s what makes the difference.

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