Collective mourning is so interesting. I’ve seen so many beautiful ideas for how to memorialize those lost in Connecticut and celebrate them through generous acts….Two that I particularly liked were a Girl Scout troop in Mountain Home that is doing 26 random acts of kindness in their community this holiday season and another is Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church that is working with Imagine No Malaria to help save 26 lives in 2012. We all feel loss and we all struggle with meaning and purpose but one of the greatest things we can do in times of tragedy is act with great kindness and beauty. Infuse yourself with the heart of a servant so that you are drawn to selfless kindness not only in times of great tragedy but also in times of pure joy.
“What would Emmett Till say? Healing over Justice” This is the brilliance of 55TillNow and the start of something so much larger than a film! I am honored to be a part of such a needed, timely, and revolutionary social movement. It starts with a story and the story is one of violence, racism, injustice and murder but also one of forgiveness and healing. I look forward to sharing the development process with you as we continue on this powerful journey but for now ask yourself….What would Emmett Till say? A young black man from Chicago visiting family in Mississippi in August of 1955 who was brutally murdered, thrown over a bridge and thought dead and gone forever. But the young man who floated defied the odds to be remembered as one of the greatest tipping points in Civil Rights history. What would he say about a nation still divided by injustice and inequality? Would he cry for justice or would he ask for healing? What would you say?
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Dream came true today :) Guess who’s making a movie?!!! Spread the word! We’re so excited to announce our new film 55TillNow. Because healing is more important than justice!
Great article from Collision Hub about how to stand out from the crowd and “Let it Shine” through your social engagement strategies!
One of my mantras in business is to Let it Shine. Simply put, to shine is to be yourself. It’s to celebrate those unique and localized traits that make you stand out from the competition. What preexisting aspects of your business make you….you? And how do you tell that story?
As a business…
Motivating Mindfulness Image 2…..The Power of Design
When I design I become completely present. The completeness with which I engage when creating something visual is all-encompassing.
It feels the way a perfect backhand feels….
It feels the way a perfect note feels….
It feels the way a perfect taste feels….
This is the first in a series of pictures I intend to post called “Motivating Mindfulness”. The idea is that we all need tools in place to motivate, inspire or otherwise wake us up to mindfulness. My first in the series is Moleskine Notebooks!
For those of you that don’t know, I’m a wee bit obsessive about my little Moleskine notebooks. I use them for everything! I have hard cover ones with bookmarks for journaling and artistic explosions and I have little pocket-sized soft cover ones for work organization and to-do lists. I’m now moving into a more focused writing exercise in the slightly larger soft cover moleskines. It’s funny how finding the right place in which to record your thoughts can actually motivate you to complete tasks, record experiences and illustrate the world around you. The presence and consciousness I experience through the tactile experience of writing is profound.