Working out the bad

Sometimes you just need to think about things like an artist…..

Danny Gregory

Recently I have been doing a lot of drawings that emerge for the womb of my mind with dents and lumps and stork bites all over. They look just ugly to me, five minutes in. I know this is a function of my being out of shape — I need to keep limbering up my powers of observation and forcing myself to slow down.

To deal with these lifeless pups, I turn to advice for my old pal, Tommy Kane. If you took “Beginning” at Sketchbook Skool you will remember his lecture exhorting us to keep working on bad drawings, massaging them until they cough, splutter and start to breathe.

I have been wondering why this works.

Is it like taking a wrong turn early in the journey and then continuing to drive, circling, perambulating until eventually you get back on track, slowing down, recalculating, finally getting oriented, our earlier mistakes…

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Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us


Take a look at this fascinating, (short), video about the neurobiology and physiology of compassion and kindness.

Daecher Keltner from the University of California-Berkeley discusses new research coming from his lab and others that explains the scientific brain-wiring that makes this happen.

(Really worth watching!)

Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us.

10 Ways to Motivate Anyone

This is excellent!

Also, see Dan Pink’s video on MOTIVATION.

Runners on the Beach

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Teaching Empathy: The Ancient Way Is Now Cutting-Edge – Forbes

Woman Rubbing Noses with PuppyTeaching Empathy: The Ancient Way Is Now Cutting-Edge – Forbes.

Here’s a short, but excellent article with some simple steps we can use daily to model, teach and reinforce empathy, as well as links to addtional resources.

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day |

s_91[1]Wow! Isn’t this the truth? Consider posting this where you can see it on a regular basis. Happy Friday, everyone!

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day |