Tag: Love


Games, Talent and Lasting Love: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (July 27-31), we brought you a variety of issues and stories, including: a review of the card game Hanabi, a singer’s inspiring viral video, an essay about overreacting, an Auschwitz survivor’s love letters and an animal cruelty controversy. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   The All-American Sport of Being Offended – Skip Simonds A recent post on The Wisdom Daily started me thinking about the line between being personally offended about something (in this case, a bobblehead......

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Whose Hands Mean the Most to You?

This month, the Whitney Museum of American Art opened the doors of its new building in Manhattan’s meatpacking district. One of the inaugural exhibitions, America is Hard to See, includes my favorite work of art: The Artist and His Mother, which?Arshile Gorky worked on from 1926-’36. There are two popular interpretations for why Gorky, an influential pre-abstract expressionist, spent a decade and ended up depicting his mother’s hands as white circles. Some say Gorky’s loose, painterly style was conducive to leaving parts of the work incomplete, because his memories of his mother......

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Love, Pills and Career Choices: Our Week in Wisdom

On?The Wisdom Daily this week (May 25 – 29), we took a look at the perspective gained by career frustrations, the powerful love connections that transcend romantic ties, the party drug making medical news, the good conversations stymied by modern-day distractions, and the support for marriage equality in a country famous for its Catholicism. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Your Job’s Not Meaningful? Think Again. – Brad Hirschfield We all need something to believe in, don’t we? It doesn’t have to be......

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The Connection Between Your Heart and Mine

It’s been said that being a parent is like having a piece of one’s heart walking around outside of one’s chest. Being a parent means being vulnerable to everything that can go wrong in the world. It means (or should mean) being intimately attuned to someone else’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being; feeling their sorrows and their joys. However, this is not only true of being a parent. It’s the complicated blessing of being a person who loves any other person deeply. When someone is beloved to me, and I to......

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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.   Gratitude for ‘Good Enough’ – Michael Bernstein In?the film Whiplash, drum teacher Terrence Fletcher – played by J.K. Simmons – fervently attests that “the two......

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'Normal' Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

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. Faith Jegede Cole is a Washington, D.C., resident (by way of London), who advocates for causes including free speech, civil rights and women’s equality. But what she’s most known for is raising awareness about the......

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Awkward Dates, Allergic Kids and the Dress Debate: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (March 2-6), we discussed ending relationships gracefully, the vast disparities in how others see the world, modifying old rules in light of new information and cutting bullies down to size. Many thanks to guest writer Naomi Telushkin for her insightful post on staying true to yourself while looking for love. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Creating Mindful Moments When Dating Someone New – Naomi Telushkin Dating is a process of being open and closed; open to......

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The Choice to End a Relationship

This week, New York Times opinion columnist and, in my opinion, all-around smart guy David Brooks published an uncharacteristic piece – one which invites a response, simply because leaving his as the last word on the topic could lead people to hurt each other when they really don’t need to. His “Leaving and Cleaving” op-ed is about people recalibrating relationships, romantic or otherwise. But it omits a fundamental tenet of the enlightened conservatism Brooks typically articulates so eloquently in his column, forgetting a central principle of the personal ethics he regularly advocates.......

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The Key to 'Successful' First Dates

Dating is a process of being open and closed; open to letting a stranger become significant, closed to the immediate discomfort of the moment. The discomfort of being judged by our appearance or job title, the pressure of keeping up a conversation. I’ve lived in New York, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Tel Aviv, Kyiv, St. Petersburg and Singapore. And I’ve been single in every city. That’s a lot of first dates. There was a post-lecture mezcal at a conference in Mexico. A night safari in Singapore. A Thai dinner with a British teacher......

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What Our Tokens of Love Mean

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: While love is in the air, it’s a good time to look at our Valentine’s Day traditions, and how the gifts we give – from the beautiful (flowers) to the bizarre (bugs) – symbolize different important aspects of being in a healthy, thriving relationship. “What you give your partner can actually tell you a great deal how you think about love, and how it works in your life.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion:   Odyssey Networks tells the stories of......

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