The Brilliance of Nonsense (Guest Museic Blog by: Edson Black)

Written by guest blogger, Edson Black: Brownsville Girl, by Bob Dylan. My all time favorite song; it still amazes me. It reminds me of the confusion and insanity I feel every day. There is kind of a story he is telling and it is based on some actual westerns and other ideas but for the most part he is just…

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Replacing Things with Human Connection (Guest Museic Blog by: Penny Wolff)

Written by guest blogger, Penny Wolff: I had more handbags than friends, more shoes than relatives. There was a time this didn’t bother me at all. I aspired to have these things; my thoughts were consumed with the attainment of more and more. More beautiful, more expensive, more socially coveted… I bought them for myself with the money I earned…

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Insanity Brings Sanity, Full Life Revolution Style!

For those who argue that social media is nothing but superficial, I beg to differ. Perhaps I am one of the lucky ones, but I’ve met some amazing people virtually. This month, I somehow attracted two truly remarkable people like a moth to a flame, via LinkedIn. Shawn and Jasmine Logue of Full Life Revolution (based out of Danbury, CT)…

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Shake it Out! | Shedding 2011

Let’s face it… We all have a dark side, whether or not we want to admit it. We all do things we are not proud of. We all have regrets. We’ve all experienced things we feel we did not deserve. This is because we are all souls living a human experience. This song and video by Florence and the Machine…

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What Ray Dalio taught me about Authentic Leadership and Taxidermy

I would not be an entrepreneur specializing in Authentic Leadership if it were not for my experience working for Ray Dalio at Bridgewater Associates. For approximately six months, I supported Ray Dalio (Founder), Bob Prince (Co-CIO), and Ray’s brilliant, philanthropic son Matt Dalio (Founder of The China Care Foundation) as their Executuve & Personal Assistant. Despite its brevity, this previous…

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Commitment and Independence

One of our most challenging dilemmas as humans is to satisfy our constantly shifting (or simultaneous) need for commitment and independence. When in a committed relationship we often long to be free, and when we are free we long to be committed to a partner. While it’s certainly possible to maintain your independence while in a committed partnership, there are…

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The Science & Impact of PLAY

And we think we have it bad in America?… Steve Keil’s recent TED talk is music to my ears. Not since reading Stephen Nachmanovich’s book Free Play, have I been so excited to keep inspiring the flow of creative genius through embracing individual authenticity. If you are not enjoying your work…and think it is impossible to do so…you are choosing…

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The Rediscovery of Wonder

This TED Talk delivered by brilliant bricolage (creating from what is at hand) artist Janet Echelman is proof that anything is possible if you believe in limitless creativity. Turned down by seven art schools, she went on to become a Fulbright Scholar and a world renowned artist. Don’t give up hope….get inspired and invent!

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How Oprah Winfrey Made Me ‘Fail’

Almost exactly 10 years to the day of her final episode that aired just last week, I submitted the paper below to the professor of my ‘Ethos of Brand’ class. We were asked to choose a prominent brand identity on which to write a research paper. Fascinated with the notion of personal brands, I swiftly chose Oprah Winfrey as my…

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Darkness Falls (Hey!)

Darkness Falls: Hey! (official music video) from SEN Music TV on Vimeo. I am always on the lookout for new music, particularly anything from Denmark. Today I came across this duo called Darkness Falls and have watched their video (Hey!) above almost a dozen times already. It’s addictive! First, the song by itself… The music is reminiscent of ‘007 theme…

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