“Language has the capacity to transform our cells” – Eve Ensler on the Power of Naming Things

A beautiful and inspiring meditation on the power of voice and the mystery of language from The Vagina Monologue’s Eve Ensler: “I believe in the power and mystery of naming things. Language has the capacity to transform our cells, rearrange our learned patterns of behavior and redirect our thinking. I believe in naming what’s right…

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“Attend to what’s happening and be alive to that. And then think of what doesn’t just ameliorate the worst, but consistently makes things better. Its necessary now.” – Jenny Holzer

It’s a great week for dreamy advice on living and creating from dreamy minds. I loved getting some of Jenny Holzer’s insights on how to get the message across.  “Attend to what’s happening and be alive to that. And then think of what doesn’t just ameliorate the worst, but consistently makes things better. Its necessary…

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“The new conditions demand a new way of thinking. The thinking demands new forms of expression. The expression generates new conditions.” – Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Just came across Bruce Mau‘s Incomplete Manifesto For Growth, a glorious list of 43 insights and strategy on creativity and personal growth . Below are some of my favorites, but the entire manifesto is well worth a read. 9. Begin anywhere. John Cage tells us that not knowing where to begin is a common form…

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“How do you have collective action without collective imagination?”

Basically the core of my research interests, except summarized succinctly and eloquently by Cameron Awkward-Rich. Here’s the rest of the quote but be sure to check out the full interview on Bettering American. “I actually think it’s quite weird to imagine that social change can happen without literature, since books of various kinds (and I’m counting oral traditions…

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