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Jared Sherlock – magician, entrepreneur, producer, actor – opened up a magic kit at age 8 and decided that he wanted to be a magician. He went on to study theater and boldly took his magic to the world at a young age. I got to see him in action a year ago at the CSB/SJU RedTalks where he gave an astounding 5-minute talk that AMAZED me. It was …

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As I head off on break for a few weeks to take some down time with family and to celebrate Christmas, I wanted to share an excerpt of the beautiful book Becoming Naomi Leon (by Pam Muños Ryan). Naomi – a young girl – along with her brother and Gram – head out to find their father in Mexico. Santiogo, her father, is an artist. And so is Naomi. …

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Well, it’s that time of year. The time of year where we do our best to summarize ‘the best’ and ‘the most’ and ‘the worst.’ I like to play that game, too! (Although, truth be told, I tend to avoid picking favorites. I don’t even really have a favorite color -and I DEFINITELY don’t have a favorite book or movie. I just like too many, for different reasons.) But …

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On this week’s This Moved Me, I talk with Jane Leyden Cavanaugh. Jane and I go way back. She is a mentor of mine – a friend, a guide, someone I admire and someone I have learned so much from!  I had to convince her to do this thing, which struck me as downright RIDICULOUS, because she is awesome, as you’ll soon hear. But Jane is a wonderful and …

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You want to cry aloud for your mistakes. But to tell the truth the world doesn’t need anymore of that sound. -Mary Oliver from, “The Poet with His Face in His Hands” Several years ago, I made a huge mistake on a printed piece that cost the organization I was working for money – and cost me months of restful nights of sleep. I felt sick about it. And so …

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One of my amazing speech coaches growing up used this very simple bar to determine whether or not you were “succeeding” – and it was this:  I believe you.   I believe you.  You made me believe it.  I believe you.   And you know the way to do that?  To believe it yourself.   Right, Will Rogers?     ***Thanks to quollective.com for the awesome visual of Mr. Will Roger’s …

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“Even in literature and art, no one who bothers about originality will ever be original; whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before), you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” ~C.S. Lewis photo credit: chuckp via photopin cc

“Communities of the like-minded is one of the greatest dangers of the modern world…among liberals and conservatives, agnostics and believers, the rich and the poor, east and west alike. We tend to form clusters based on similarity, and then we produce stereotypes about other clusters of people. In my opinion, one way of transcending these cultural ghettos, is through the art of storytelling. Stories cannot demolish frontiers, but they …

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“You begin to string words together like beads to tell a story. You are desperate to communicate, to edify or entertain, to preserve moments of grace or joy or transcendence, to make real or imagined events come alive. But you cannot will this to happen. It is a matter of persistence and faith and hard work. So you might as well just go ahead and get started.”       Anne …

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“Fat” is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.  I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on …

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“Communities of the like-minded is one of the greatest dangers of the modern world…among liberals and conservatives, agnostics and believers, the rich and the poor, east and west alike. We tend to form clusters based on similarity, and then we produce stereotypes about other clusters of people. In my opinion, one way of transcending these cultural ghettos, is through the art of storytelling. Stories cannot demolish frontiers, but they …

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“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself”—Miles Davis I’m working with a wonderful woman to help her find the balance between memorizing IDEAS and memorizing a SCRIPT.  I am always pushing for the former; but most people I start working with are used to the latter. Memorizing a script asks us to be great readers, great pretenders, and make good eye contact, …

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Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley   Photo Credit:  photo credit: hillary.hc.chang via photopin cc

I’m a straight guy, in a marriage. I just didn’t know any transgender people. I’ve read stuff from transgender people on Twitter, and I never would have before. My wife is a teacher and has transgender students, but Twitter helped normalize transgender people for me. I used to use the word “tranny” in a manner that would be derogatory or hurtful if you were on the receiving end. But …

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I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole. Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall    (via haemus) We do this a lot, don’t we? It’s why, if we can take more than the obligatory moment to really hear each other’s stories – and if we can be brave enough to share them – we …

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The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted …

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Play is the exultation of the possible Martin Buber

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. Joseph Chilton Pearce

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