August 18, 2014

Check here for a weekly list of what Brad and Irwin are reading and watching. A virtual bedside table, The Week in Wisdom offers the books, movies, articles, programs and more that shape how Brad and Irwin look at the world.

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1 Want to Be More Creative?

Posted August 18, 2014

Want to Be More Creative?

I love when science confirms and even deepens the intuition of an ancient practice. A study done by Stanford researchers Daniel Schwartz and Marily Opprezzo, reported in the Journal of Experimental Psychology,
found that creativity levels were consistently and significantly higher for those walking compared to those sitting. Read More

2 The Soviet Union Fell But What Takes Its Place?

Posted August 18, 2014

The Soviet Union Fell But What Takes Its Place?

Dateline August 18, 1991 – Soviet hardliners temporarily depose President Mikhail Gorbachev. While the coup was unsuccessful and Gorby returned to power, the Soviet Union began to crumble. Read More

3 Certainty, You Can’t Be Serious?

Posted August 18, 2014

 Certainty, You Can’t Be Serious?

A couple of days ago I bumped into the aunt of one of my dearest friends, someone I have known for more than twenty years. She is a renowned artist, sculptor, and painter whose works can be found around the world. In her 80’s and moving a bit slower these days she will always be one of those people who has unshakeable trust in human goodness. Read More

4 From Auschwitz With Love

Posted August 18, 2014

From Auschwitz With Love

Imagine writing love letters from Auschwitz. That’s exactly what Ron Jones, a captured Welsh soldier did, and you can see him read those letters here.

I can’t help but wonder about the power of those letters – not simply because the ability to hang onto love in a place of so much hate is itself remarkable – but of the way that ability can help save the lives of those who can find it within themselves. Read More