Take Back Your Life!

Thank your parents now. Don’t wait for the eulogy.

January 26, 2011 by Giulietta Nardone

Hey friends,

A few years ago, I tried to come up with a gift to give my dad. He’s done well for himself financially and had everything money could buy — in triplicate. Made it hard to find something conventional — I kept striking out with my ideas. Then, on my way into the gym one morning it hit me.

Write him a thank you letter, thanking him for everything he’s done for me. Why do gifts have to be of the material kind? Who makes up these rules? (more…)

Does TV numb our brains and lives?

January 18, 2011 by Giulietta Nardone

Hey thinking ones,

I used to watch tons of TV in my twenties. Somehow I got involved in the usually miserable lives of the folks in the sitcoms and dramacoms and mini-series — to the point where I wasn’t involved in my own life. I’d refuse to go out on certain nights to ensure I didn’t miss an episode. I swear my brain started to get numb. If you recall the movie Repo Man, Otto’s parents sit like automatons in front of the TV set whenever the camera pans into the home. Not convinced it’s a stereotype anymore.  (more…)

Tell Me Something Good

January 12, 2011 by Giulietta Nardone

Hey upbeat friends!

I could look out the window today and say, “ugh, it’s a blizzard. how awful.” But, that’s not what I’m choosing to see.

I see pristine, soft shimmering snow everywhere. It reminds me of childhood when we used to make these igloo homes with various twisting, narrow rooms. My mother dressed me in a one piece, waterproof snowsuit that I used to smooth the inside of my snow home. Now maybe I was just shorter, but as I recall the snow stayed quite deep throughout the winter. I recall the roads being covered with snow rather than plowed down to the pavement. (more…)

Sing first. Then do the boring stuff.

January 6, 2011 by Giulietta Nardone

Hey folks breaking out of your moldy molds,

I just responded to a tweet on twitter with the above sentence. And it hit me like a giant idea log, “good blog post title.”

Way too much of life is backwards. It makes no sense.

Are you carving time out of your must do life to actually do something you’d like? Seriously, who made up this script we’re all following? If it were a movie, no one would venture into the theaters to see it, the screenwriter would be out of work and there wouldn’t be any sequels. (more…)