"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
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
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 […]
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
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
ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - January 22, 2016 Quote of the Week “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson What Lies Within I LOVE this quote! I am always amazed at the resiliency and strength of the couples I work with. Show More Summary
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...
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
"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
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.
The best part of health is fine disposition. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Recovery from an eating disorder is no easy feat. It's never really "over," and some people never really feel they are "all-the-way-recovered." For me, it's just a state of being. Show More Summary
ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - January 21, 2016 Quote of the Week “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson What Lies Within I LOVE this quote! I am always amazed at the resiliency and strength of the couples I work with. Show More Summary
The relationship between mentor and student can be a special thing -- just think of the bonds formed between Plato and Aristotle, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. On Tuesday morning,...Show More Summary
Ralph Waldo Emerson once advised, “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” The world would have been in for a bit of a shock if they’d found themselves at the door of one J.E. Bennett of Fredonia, Texas in 1882. That’s the year he patented the mousetrap pictured above. Read more...
One man's justice is another man's injustice. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, First Series December 14, 2015, was a good day for John McCain. It was a less good day for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, General Robert Abrams, and the military justice system. Show More Summary
"We gain the strength of the temptation we resist." Ralph Waldo Emerson How can you control a wild horse? You can tie the horse down or confine him in a tight corral, but this will infuriate him. It is dangerous for both the horse and those around him. Show More Summary
Before Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, the New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and the environmental consciousness of the 1970s in America, there was the King's Hill Enclosure Ordinance. Show More Summary
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously." Turns out Emerson -- who explored the meaning...Show More Summary