"'Date the one who makes you laugh. Who makes you think. Who introduces you to your favorite new things. Date the one who listens. Who makes you feel like you are home. And the first and foremost quality in a boyfriend or girlfriend is that he or she likes you back.'— Lisa Rubisch" —Caroline Donofrio, … Continue reading What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? | A Cup of Jo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2EO3aXTWwg "'Build a good name,' rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. 'Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises. Don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work and protect your work.'"
"Wherever we may be in our practice, we’ve all at times asked ourselves: What would it be like if I sat a little longer? Perhaps after our first afternoon, or daylong silent retreat, we thought—'I was really able finally to settle in there and experience stillness. It was powerful, and some interesting thoughts arose. What … Continue reading A Deeper Dive: Reflections on a Four-Year Silent Meditation Retreat
"Nothing of him that doth fade / but doth suffer a sea-change / Into something rich and strange." —Percy Shelley, The Tempest Sea change, rich and strange. Swim in strange waters. Armed with beauty and circus, wage war on the monotony of life. Designate time for what matters, and be a connoisseur of the free … Continue reading Sea Change, Rich & Strange
"'I wish someone had told me when I was much younger that I didn’t have to have an airtight legal case for a breakup — all I had to have was a desire to no longer be in that relationship,' she writes. 'I would have saved myself a lot of time.'" —Kelli María Korducki. "Leaving … Continue reading Trying is Lying