Tag Archives: change

shh

shhh, it’s fine is on the web HERE.  The artist has chosen to remain anonymous. It isn’t really a “comic” in the traditional sense.  It’s more like illustrated commentary.  I think its wonderful.

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Me and Art

Excerpted from Art Buchwald’s autobiography Leaving Home: A Memoir, ©1993: But a funny thing can happen to you in a depression. If you don’t hurt yourself, you can gain tremendous insights and empathy, find inner strengths and hidden talents. It’s mysterious process, but if you can hold on, you become a wiser and better person. …

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An Autumn Leaf

From an interview with 100-year-old Alfia Distefano: How much has the world changed in the last 100 years?It has changed so much I don’t even know how to describe it. I do think I value these changes more because I know how life was before. When I was young, we didn’t have what we have …

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Old/New

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” ~Ephesians 4: 22-24 Which is a fancy of way …

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Notions

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” ~Mary Browne (There have been a lot of people named Mary Browne, and I can’t say definitively which Mary Browne I’m quoting. The source I got it from credited Mary Browne the tennis player, which seems somewhat unlikely to me. )

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Only Change

“Nothing retains its form; new shapes from old. Nature, the great inventor, ceaselessly contrives. In all creation, be assured, there is no death– no death, but only change and innovation; what we people call birth is but a different new beginning; death is but to cease to be the same. Perhaps this may have moved …

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So Be Careful

“A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may …

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Transition

As I was slowly waking up this morning over a cup of hot coffee, it occurred to me how many of our pleasures are in the transitions. Both states of being are nice, but waking up is a different kind of pleasure than being awake. It’s nice to be warm, but it’s different than warming …

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Eat Move Speak Act

“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” ~Tara Stiles

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Never Too Late

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. When you flip the switch in that …

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And It Cripples Us

“Every cell in the body is continuously changing. Thoughts and emotions rise and fall away unceasingly. When we’re thinking that we’re competent or that we’re hopeless– what are we basing it on? On this fleeting moment? On yesterday’s success or failure? We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us. …

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Change Things Slightly

“As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly; you leave marks behind, however small. And in return life and travel leaves marks on you. Most of the time those marks on your body or on your heart are beautiful. Often though, they hurt.”  ~Anthony Bourdain

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Change

The artist, Debbie Tung, is on the web in many places, including HERE.

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Tiny Choices

“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. …

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Secret

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” I try to verify quotes before posting them.  I saw this quote attributed to Socrates, which didn’t really ring true to me.  It only took a few minutes of digging to discover that this …

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Self-Care

This essay by Brianna Wiest points out that escaping from a miserable life should not be a substitute for changing it, that self-indulgence and self-care are not synonymous:   Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing. It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and …

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Homeostasis

From The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon: Excuse me. This is not about protecting my friend. I’m a big fan of homeostasis. Do you know what that is? Penny: Of course not! Sheldon: Homeostasis refers to a system’s ability to regulate its internal environment and maintain a constant condition of properties like temperature or pH. Penny:  …

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Many Times

“The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.” ~Rumi

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Change

In 1955 John Wyndham published a novella titled The Chrysalids in the UK and Re-Birth in America.  It is not a religious text.  It is about post-apocalyptic mutants. But it’s also one of the best books about change– the inevitability of change and resistance to change– that I’ve read in a long time.  It really …

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Changes

Adolf Hitler wasn’t born evil, he became evil. He didn’t always want to be a dictator. When they left him alone, he wanted to be a painter. Then World War I happened. He was drafted and assigned the job of litter-bearer, and spent the next several years searching among anguished and mutilated bodies for the …

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