Wednesday, June 28, 2017

OptOutside: REI's Audacious Experiment in Integrity

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OptOutside: REI's Audacious Experiment in Integrity

An extraordinary business starts with extraordinary people. Extraordinary people start with purpose.

- Jesper Lowgren -

OptOutside: REI's Audacious Experiment in Integrity

For the last two Black Fridays, REI has done a remarkable thing. It closed the doors of all 143 of its retail stores, its headquarters and its two distribution centres and paid every one of its over 12,000 employees to enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family. Here's how Jerry Stritzke, REI's president and CEO, explained the decision: "As a member-owned co-op, our definition of success goes beyond money. We believe that a life lived outdoors is a life well lived and we aspire to be stewards of our great outdoors. We think that Black Friday has gotten out of hand and so we are choosing to invest in helping people get outside with loved ones this holiday season, over spending it in the aisles." Read on to learn about the challenges of running a purpose-driven company and how REI is leading the way. { read more }

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ursula Le Guin: Inner Preacher vs Inner Teacher

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Ursula Le Guin: Inner Preacher vs Inner Teacher

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.

- Emily Dickinson -

Ursula Le Guin: Inner Preacher vs Inner Teacher

"Art transforms us not with what it contains but with what it creates in us". Author Ursula La Guin challenges the notion of imbuing her work with meaning, and instead suggests that meaning is created by the reader. Instead of trying to convey a certain message or truth, La Guin argues that such messages are revealed to her only as she writes, but do not drive her to write in the first place. A piece of writing, she believes, can shape its audience in profoundly different ways, and she leaves space for it to do so. Distinguishing between her Inner Teacher and Inner Preacher, La Guin strives to follow her Inner Teacher, who "is subtle and humble because she hopes to be understood", unlike her Inner Preacher who aims to tell others what to do. { read more }

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Monday, June 26, 2017

In Praise of Melancholia

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In Praise of Melancholia

There is something so enchanting in the smile of melancholy. It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.

- Leo Tolstoy -

In Praise of Melancholia

The science of behavioral epigenetic explores how melancholy can be passed down through the generations at the level of our DNA. Long seen as a key element in artistic inspiration, melancholia often helps turn pain and sorrow into healing, ultimately leading to an acceptance of life's inescapable emotional sufferings and wounds. Indigenous and shamanic cultures such as that of Aboriginal Australia have long believed that whatever suffering we have absorbed from our ancestors' experiences can be psychically healed in the present by an effort of understanding. { read more }

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Bring your thoughts to what you know of any hardships and dark experiences your parents and grandparents may have suffered and embrace whatever pain it evokes in you. Perhaps this can help you and your children, and even relieve those who are long gone in some way.


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

How to Kick Your Digital Addiction

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How to Kick Your Digital Addiction

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.

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How to Kick Your Digital Addiction

Technology can bring happiness. Anyone who's found the perfect meditation app or downloaded a grandchild's photo won't doubt that.But technology can also bring anxiety, stress, and frustration. And that seems to be a given, too, making us throw our hands in the air. Amy Blankson, author of the new book "The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era", argues we should take back control of our happiness by pausing, becoming more self-aware, and setting intentional goals for our technological interactions. That way, we'll cultivate more connection and productivity and less stress and loneliness in our digital lives. { read more }

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Take some time to consider your technology use. Can you set aside some time to unplug?


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