with eyes open wide
I know the majority of North America and Europe are already sick and tired of winter, but here in Panama, it’s summer and it’s HOT. Like, really hot. So come on down if you need a break!
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed from the web recently…
Parenting lessons from tribes around the world (Mama Hub) – I’ve written before about Jimmy Nelson, the guy who has my dream job of photographing and documenting amazing indigenous tribes around the world. This is an interview of him talking about what he has learned from these cultures about raising children. Love love love it.
The Only Baby Book You’ll Ever Need (NY Times) – A bit of a Buzzfeed-y title, but I was quite impressed with this article. Michael Erard talks about cultural differences in raising children and how it’s completely fine to raise your children how YOU need to (based on your cultural background or sentiments). They will turn out just fine.
The Definitive Manifesto for Handling Haters (Brain Pickings) – Maria Popova reviews Anne Lamott’s latest book, Bird by Bird, and quotes some recent writing from a short essay on Facebook addressing negative comments Lamott had recently received. I love Lamott’s outlook on creative life: “Is it okay with you that you blow off your writing, or whatever your creative/spiritual calling, because your priority is to go to the gym or do yoga five days a week? Would you give us one of those days back, to play or study poetry? To have an awakening? Have you asked yourself lately, “How alive am I willing to be?” It’s all going very quickly. It’s mid-May, for God’s sake. Who knew. I thought it was late February.”
Designer Fruits (Bai) – This short article was written by the author of the daily email newsletter “Now I Know“, Dan Lewis, which is a great newsletter if you like random interesting facts, by the way. He writes about some exotic fruits that have really cool flavors.
Ricardo Semler TED Talk: How to run a company with (almost) no rules (TED) – Super obsessed with this guy’s mentality. His talk isn’t just about running companies, but more about how to run your life. He even goes into how he is working to change education. It’s a very very interesting talk. A must-see!
Dan Barasch TED Talk: A park underneath the hustle and bustle of New York City (TED) – And this is why I love my generation. “I like to think that the Lowline actually brings my own family’s story full circle. If my grandparents and my parents were really focused on building the city up and out, I think my generation is focused on reclaiming the spaces that we already have, rediscovering our shared history, and reimagining how we can make our communitiesmore interesting, more beautiful and more just.”