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A whole new Mind: Left Brain vs Right Brain Dominance
(My review on the video “A Whole New mind”)
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
(The editors picked up my video review and asked if I would read and review Drive)
Joanne Wilson: Successful, Diverse, Business women, Inspiring Mother & Wife. An engine to what she believes in and for all things cool in NYC take a look around www.gothamgal.com
TED talks! Some of my favorite’s;
Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? If you have children or if you’re a savvy Auntie this is a winner in helping see how to encourage & inspire natural Thrivers!
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story A fellow African tells her story
Aimee Mullins: The OPPORTUNITY of ADVERSITY Why tough things Always have a GIFT………it depends how we see and feel it.
More Books with some quotes, my attempt at trying to articluate what got my attention in each book
- “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert – “it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection. So now I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling me now, thoroughly”
- “Don’t lets go to the dogs tonight” by Alexandra Fuller – “how to write about a woman whom I love while not necessarily loving everything about her, (my mother)”
“I am an African first and foremost. How can I pinpoint it further? My skin is mostly white (a pale shade of brown?), but that is an accident of genetics. I have British parents, but that is an accident of geography. I have an American husband – but that is an accident of love. I have an African mind and soul – that seems to me the important distinction.”
- “The dark side of the light chasers” by Debbie Ford – “the shadow is the person you would rather not be”. “Grant yourself permission to have it all, you deserve it”
- “I have life” Alison’s Journey as told to Marianne Thamm – “We forget or are too lazy to put those lessons into practice and seem surprised when it happens again and again, until we are forced to look at it and learn”.
“ That I am lucky to have survived the ordeal, that I am lucky that I had the personality, the resources, the friends and the support to overcome this terrible thing and not allow it to ruin my life”
“Those people who we think are lucky actually work very hard at creating that good fortune.”
“Anger is one of the most destructive of emotions. Guilt is one of the most incapacitating”
“I am happier now than I have ever been before – not necessarily in spite of what has happened, but because of it” I could go on with books, I’ve yet to upload all my yoga inspired ones
Paradoxes – I’m fascinated how much we live with paradox’s. Peace, love and understanding. Trust, respect and tolerance. Forgiveness and Faith. Humour in the truck loads. Acceptance and graceful adaptability. Fire, Passion and tension! Having an edge, pushing through gently. Kindness, Gumption, Integrity! “Scorates demonstrated long ago, that the truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.” thanks Dan Pink, again.
Living in Los Angeles really taught me so much about casual, luxurious, comfort! I’d never been a T-shirt girl till I discovered brands like this.
Saying vs Doing: I’m fascinated by watching what people do vs say, including myself. Often It’s perceived as selfish to take care of yourself first: I see this as an integral part of being an extraordinary human. If you feel like you don’t matter, and don’t care for your inner core, what kind of example are you setting for others? I truly beleive that when children see their parents being happy and healthy they in tern will be happy and healthy. My upbringing taught me the power of teaching by the example of doing vs. talking.