The Goods

Some things are just too good to keep to ourselves.

Introducing The Goods - a sometimes weekly/sometimes monthly blast of some good stuff (goodies) that we hope you will enjoy just as much as we did.

1. Ted Talk -  Why I'm Done Trying To Be "Man Enough" by Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity - to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the world tells him a man should be. And he has a challenge for me: "See if you can use the same qualities that you feel make you a man to go deeper," Baldoni says. "Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? Are you strong enough to be sensitive? Are you confident enough to listen to the women in your life?"

2. The Elephant Journal - What I Wish To Remember Everyday by Sarah Harvey

"Most of all, I'd like to remember that I'm alive . 

What does it even mean to be alive?

Because most of the time, I don't even remember who I really am. I forget that I'm alive. I forget that there's blood pumping like ruby breath through my veins, that there's oxygen flowing into my muscles, that spirit animates my body with stardust and poetry."

Elephant Journal

Elephant Journal

3. Ted Talk - Why You Should Define Your Fears Instead Of Your Goals by Tim Ferris

The hard choices - what we most fear doing, asking, saying - are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferris encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls "fear-setting." Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what you can control from what you cannot.

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