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The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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Success is where preparation and opportunity meet

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser Yesterday was an amazing day. I mean, truly amazing. Here’s the short version: We got in-principle commitment from a national TV network for a series of exclusive interview/feature spots for The

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Make it count

“Make it count.” There’s a touch of truth in the statement most commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Turns out it was originally stated thus by Aristotle: “It is

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Yesterday was the Best. Birthday. Ever. Starting with getting jumped on by my kids at 6am, we had pancakes/crepes for brekky while

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R U OK?

“R U OK?” Today is R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is an initiative designed to start conversations, connect people, and prevent suicide. It’s all about asking that simplest of questions -“Are you OK?” – and being present and ready

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This is all you have.

“This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.” – Laura Schlessinger

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Things without all remedy should be without regard

“Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.” – William Shakespeare His hand dropped the dagger; his expression a mask of anguish, as he finally understood what he had done. I’m off to see some theatre (pron. thee-AYE-tar).

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Science is organized knowledge

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant I am feeling the need for some more organization. Today, that is all. With love, Israel. xo  

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Wherever you go, there you are

“Wherever you go, there you are.” No attribution to this quote today, as it (according to google) was originally created by about 8,321 different people. It was sent to me by a reader, who reached out yesterday with an amazing email.

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Meditate

“Meditate.” I’ve written about meditation before, here, here and here. What’s interesting about meditation, is that I know the value it can bring, yet I struggle to make it a regular part of my daily routine – like yoga, actually. While on

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We have to be greater than what we suffer

“We have to be greater than what we suffer.” – Gwen Stacy This quote is taken from the speech given by Spiderman’s girlfriend in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It is a cracking film, but it has left me utterly hollow

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I have spread my dreams beneath your feet

“I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – William Butler Yeats I discovered the collected poems of Yeats on my Kindle last night. I love Yeats. Look him up. Today’s quote comes from

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Look up

“Look up.” I walked to post a letter this afternoon.   … The golden afternoon light wrapped itself tightly around the treetops, an absent lover making up for lost time. Tickled by the sweet breath of the West, the trees swayed

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Between two worlds life hovers like a star

“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.” – Lord Byron A bit of poetry for your day, complemented beautifully by this shot of sunrise at Crescent Head. What does this quote

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Life loves you

“Life loves you.” It’s true. Really. It’s worth reminding yourself though, especially when you’re feeling a bit garbage. Bel and I have a daily affirmation (among others): “Life loves us, and provides for us well.” It really is a beautiful

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Nothing is as powerful

“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo Well, actually, the original quote is: “On résiste à l’invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l’invasion des idées.” Translation: One resists the invasion of

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To see the world

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber Today’s quote is taken from the film The Secret

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Forgive yourself.

“Forgive yourself.” I set ridiculously high expectations upon myself. I have done it my whole life. I have always been driven to achieve, and I always feel a keen sense of failure whenever I don’t measure up to my own

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