Family, Poetry and Health: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (April 6-10), we examined the merits of a “good enough” life, a family made extraordinary by loving boys with autism, the art of self-expression through poetry and the spoken word, practical teachings about forgiveness and a new show of leadership regarding American kids’ health and well-being. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.


Whiplash.620Gratitude for ‘Good Enough’ – Michael Bernstein

In?the film Whiplash, drum teacher Terrence Fletcher – played by J.K. Simmons – fervently attests that “the two most dangerous words in the English language are ‘good job.'” Someone hears these words of approval and loses the edge that spurs them to go beyond expectations. No longer afraid of failing… READ MORE


Normal.Faith.620Normal’ Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be – Brad Hirschfield

Here in the U.S., April is National Autism Awareness Month. I’m reminded of a day not very long ago when I found myself googling the word “faith” – as I do from time to time, to see what undiscovered things I might learn or find inspiring – and the following amazing video came up in the results… READ MORE


PoetryMonth.620Celebrate National Poetry Month – Irwin Kula

Inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is touted as “the largest literary celebration in the world.”?When it comes to empowering unheard voices, a new generation of poets is emerging with passion, intelligence, honesty, and power. Here’s an original piece that will blow you away… READ MORE


Desmond.MphoTutu.620The Option to Forgive Is Always There – Brad Hirschfield

As co-authors of The Book of Forgiving – The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his biographer (and daughter), Reverend Mpho Tutu, assert that nobody and nothing is inherently beyond forgiveness. Is that actually true? I think it really is. That said… READ MORE


ConversionTherapyArt.620?The Push to Ban Conversion Therapy – Brad Hirschfield

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: The Oval Office has issued a statement in support of the movement to ban “conversion therapy,” especially as practiced on homosexual and transgender kids in the U.S. In may cases, the “treatment” is imposed upon minors by family members who believe… READ MORE


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