Tag: Music


Storytelling, Spells and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include connecting through storytelling, the masks we wear, why we should have ‘Slip and Fall in the Bathtub Week’ rather than ‘Shark Week’, and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Colorful Storytelling “It’s amazing to see so much diversity in the crowd. It shows you the meaning and the purpose of a story like this…When we’re singing ‘Look What......

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America, Do We Have a (VMA) Problem?

MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards was the most tweeted (non-Super Bowl) event since…wait for it…tracking ever began! Really? Even if it were only the most tweeted event since this year’s Super Bowl, I would say we have a problem. I mean, I rarely write from a negative place, and genuinely hate sounding as curmudgeonly as this. But, you know, a lot of things have happened this year – good and bad – which would have, I hope, generated more tweets than the VMA’s! When the?“most tweeted” status is earned by a show......

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Creativity, Decisions and More: Must-Read Links

Each week, we come across writing full of wise insights from around the web and share it with The Wisdom Daily community. Today our favorite picks cover: singer Shirley Manson’s role as a rock icon, the powerful perspective of a gun violence journalist, the ethos of human connection in George Eliot’s writing, children innovating with new technology, soothing coloring books designed for adults and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Results Oriented “When you’re young you don’t think so much about......

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A Lesson in Letting Your Talent Shine

Did you see the remarkable Alondra Santos last month on NBC’s America’s Got Talent? The 13-year-old’s performance made the audience go wild. What is it about her that moved people so?     For me, three insights stand out. The first is that we all want to believe that the gifts we’re given can be realized. There’s so much talent in the world – so much ability that we’re each blessed with that goes unnoticed because we’re too fearful. Alondra overcame her jitters in that performance, and her tears of joy flowed......

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Wisdom on Bookstores, Sunshine and Music: Must-Read Links

To kick off another new week, we’re sharing recent pieces published elsewhere, along with the excerpts that moved us to highlight them here on The Wisdom Daily. Don’t miss these thought-provoking perspectives on singer Nina Simone, toys and dolls created for surveillance, the ultimate day-off indulgence and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   ?1. Play It Again, Simone “This resurgence in Nina Simone’s legacy may be due in part to the fact that several political and societal themes from the Civil Rights......

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Wisdom on Kids, Music and Loss: Must-Read Links

As another new week begins, make time for the thought-provoking pieces linked below – from the heartbreaking to the hilarious – with the excerpts that moved us to highlight them here on The Wisdom Daily. Whether or not you’ve grieved the loss of someone dear,?Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg’s writing tops our list because of her universally valuable insights. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. On the Front Lines of Grief “Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay,......

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Mesmerized by Kate Tempest

Every so often you see an artist’s performance that is truly mind-blowing. A tour de force so mesmerizing and breathtaking, you know you’ll never forget it. This was my experience when I first heard 29-year-old poet and raconteur Kate Tempest perform her widely acclaimed spoken-word work,?Brand New Ancients. Since taking London by storm with it, she’s also written plays (Wasted and Hopelessly Devoted) and recorded rap lyrics (Everybody Down). Listen to the kinetic wordsmith offer up a portion of her Brand New Ancients masterpiece here: With her turbulent, tragic, violent, passionate, beautiful......

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A Fun Flashback, a Slow Stroll, a Joyful Dad: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (March 16-20), we discovered a shift in traditional rituals, a film about setting your own pace, a musical trigger for useful memories, a family thrilled to win against cancer, a strategy for chronic complaining, a suggestion for reforming racists and a troubling case of injustice in America. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   The Future of Funerals – Brad Hirschfield How we deal with death says a great deal about how we think about life. No surprise,......

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The Nostalgia Machine

Have you ever felt in one of those lonely, sad, or just funky moods when a pop song suddenly brought back memories, and evoked a wistful wave of joy? Recently, for me, it was the Grateful Dead’s “Fire on the Mountain” that took me right back to those days of being fearlessly creative in the face of the fire coming at me… And then Southside Johnny’s “We’re Having a Party” had me back a few decades, dancing in carefree, intoxicating love with my then-girlfriend (now wife for 32 years) Dana… We all......

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