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My Tiny Oak Forest by Allen Bush

  The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. –Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m not giving into global warming or to Donald Trump. I’m planting acorns. I won’t live to see my oaks grow into a thick forest canopy, but time’s a wasting. Regardless of the president-elect’s head-in-the-sand claim that he doesn’t believe in […]

The Great Dying That Is to Come

Ralph Waldo Emerson opened his essay “Nature” by inviting us to imagine how differently we would view the stars if they were revealed for only one night in every thousand years. “How would men believe and adore,” he wrote, “and preserve...Show More Summary

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes That’ll Leave You Speechless

1. To be great is to be misunderstood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 2. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 3. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo […]

Tim Berresheim's latest show at Meliksetian Briggs revels in the eclectic and the oddball

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously linked “foolish consistency” and “the hobgoblins of little minds,” saying that such thinking was “adored by little statesmen and philosopher and divines.” Tim Berresheim’s third solo show at Meliksetian Briggs in Los Angeles embraces inconsistency like nobody’s business,...

Erica Reid on Myofascial Release: Relief for Scar Tissue, Fibromyalgia, Trauma, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Neck Pain and Back Pain

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Erica Reid attended one of my workshops wherein I mentioned a long scar on my leg as a result of having a Zickel Nail...Show More Summary

Sam Durant creates a structure on-site in the North Field near Old Manse

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Old Manse is a National Historic Landmark built in 1770 and former home and gathering place for politicians, deep thinkers, and transcendentalists including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Sam Durant, known for his multimedia...Show More Summary

Inspiration from Pat Summitt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Ralph Waldo Emerson on success “To laugh often...Show More Summary

Student Loan Defaults: Follow The Money?

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said in 1847 that "[c]onsistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." While the phrase might be a cliché these days, in today's highly partisan, gridlocked Washington, DC, consistency characterizes both political...Show More Summary

Augmented Urban Reality

In their book “The Intellectual Versus the City,” published in 1962, Morton and Lucia White pointed out that from Thomas Jefferson to Ralph Waldo Emerson to Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s brainiac class has generally regarded cities with fear and distaste. Show More Summary

Sex Sizzles In The Summer

"The earth laughs in flowers."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson An idyllic summer evening in nature evokes a smorgasbord of sights, smells, and sounds--golden sunsets, chirping crickets, light shows by blinking fireflies, and wafts of floral perfumes. Show More Summary

How Stoicism’s Principles Can Help You Transform Your Financial Life

Some of you may remember that, a few years ago, I wrote a three part series on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Self-Reliance. I read it for the first time almost twenty years ago and not only has it had a tremendous impact on my life ever since, it’s also triggered a lifelong interest in philosophy and how it can impact how I choose to live my life. Show More Summary

The Art of Being Easily Fascinated

Note: This is a guest post from Joel at Joel Zaslofsky.  “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Who comes to mind when you think of someone who’s easily amused? For me, it’s Stew – a great friend I met in college and still admire. Just […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Donald Trump: Will Power Educate the Potentate?

Bedeviled by Donald Trump, a populist, hardball Republican presidential nominee, Americans need as rarely before, the political wisdom of their sages. The institutional protections of check and balance government are fundamental but not sufficient to deter demagogic outcomes. Show More Summary

EXPERIMENTING FOR A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE

Photo: Nepal Hiking Team "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I love when I see people happy and excited. I enjoy when I see folks make a decision and go after their dreams. I rejoice when people accept the lessons adversities teach and use them to move forward. Show More Summary

In spring, Washington's Skagit Valley is blanketed with daffodils and tulips

9 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

If it's true, as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, that earth laughs in flowers, Washington state's Skagit Valley is a side-splitter. Skagit Valley isn't the only place in Washington with stunning shows of flowers, but it should keep you grinning from ear to ear. Its just-right climate is home to bulb...

Black History Month: A Time to Remember the Shadows

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man." Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the shadows of the great men and women who came before us - Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Show More Summary

Black Actors Twitter Talk

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson "You must have more than one hustle." - Action Bronson As a coach, I'm most interested, and inspired,...Show More Summary

10 Books Every Good Man Should Read

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. –Ralph Waldo Emerson The post 10 Books Every Good Man Should Read appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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The best part of health is fine disposition. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Face Your Own Lies For A Chance At Freedom

"Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. The post Face Your Own Lies For A Chance At Freedom appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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