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The Importance of Living Passionately

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver

I adore Isabel Allende’s point in her TED Talk, How to Live Passionately – No Matter Your Age, that we always feel younger than we are because the spirit never ages. My friends and I often talk about the fact that we feel younger than we are, and that only changes when we meet someone … CONTINUE READING

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“You don’t follow your passion,
you always bring it with you.”

“‘Follow your passion,’ is probably the worst advice I ever got.”

Mike Rowe, the host of Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It, gave a TED Talk in 2008 on “his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today.” He then spoke about it on the TED Radio Hour. I find his perspective – which is based on apprenticing 0ver 200 “dirty … CONTINUE READING

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“Simply Happy”


One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to recently was the Simply Happy episode on NPR’s TED Radio Hour. I’ve always struggle a bit with the idea of seeking happiness, because I believe that life is made of moments of happiness along with moments of all other emotions. The notion that happiness is some sort of destination you are working toward and once you get there, you stay there, just doesn’t make sense to me. … CONTINUE READING

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