gratitude-a-thon day 1076: singing on the train

Because our president is certifiably crazy. Because we now have Nazis and white supremacists touting their views in full view. Because nuclear war is not some fairy tale. Because summer is almost over. Because my kids just went back to college. Again. Because we need reminders that life is still about our connection to one another (thanks Beth, this reminds me there is still so much goodness out there).


gratitude-a-thon day 109: brene brown

Bene Brown, PhD is not only insanely smart, but funny, too.

I’m not sure how I have not heard about Brene Brown before. I feel a little like I’ve been living under a rock in a a cave on the moon, but Oprah, in her magazine, that I still love, just opened my eyes to her in an interview. This woman has some astounding stuff to say about connection and vulnerability and a whole bunch of other stuff that’s really important to our happiness. And in case you’ve been living next to me under a rock in a cave on the moon, you’ll find her TED talk WOWEEEE enlightening, like I did. In fact, I’m going to go read everything this woman has to say.

Take a minute to watch this (full disclosure, it’s 20 minutes, but it’s really, really good stuff).