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Leave Nothing Unattempted

July 22, 2014 by Giulietta Nardone

“No one gets very far unless s/he accomplishes the impossible at least once
a day.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

I’m a lot like Melanie Griffith’s character in Working Girl, always cutting out things in the paper that catch my eye. I like to share what I find with others who might find the info interesting or helpful. A kind of journalistic paying it forward.

Recently, I read an article about a photographer taking pics of his subject, a nude woman, in all sorts of places. The model named one of the photos: Nihil Intentatum. Says it was said by Erasmus, and it means, Leave Nothing Unattempted. I love that philosophy — to try to do as much as you can on your Earth journey. The tendency in our “perfectionist culture” is to talk ourselves out of doing most everything — as a precaution in case we fail. That way we don’t lose face. (more…)

Getting More “Me” Time

July 7, 2014 by Giulietta Nardone

Getting More Me Time.

Most of us are overloaded with responsibilities. So much so that we can feel guilty taking time out for ourselves to do something we really need, something that makes us feel connected to ourselves.

If this sounds like you, please sit yourself down in a quiet space with a cup of tea/java and take a few deep breaths. Then ask your “inner busy bee” where your hyper responsibility comes from and why you feel that someone else’s life will fall apart if you take out time for yourself. I say this, because that’s what folks have told me. “I have to do X or my “fill-in-the-blank” won’t get “fill-in-the-blank.” (more…)