“We live in a world made up more of story than stuff. We are creatures of memory more than reminders, of love more than likes. Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be messy, and painful, and almost impossibly difficult.” —How Not to Be Alone - NYTimes.com
“if you’re practically minded, learn to code and learn to cook. It’s easy to say you’ll take nights or weekends to do it once you’re working, but from personal experience, you’ll probably just want to sleep.” —Business Insider: advice for college grads - Business Insider
“As the term “holistic” has been popularized, it tends to emphasize wholeness and so it is an uplifting and enlarging concept. But it also means embracing complexity, the unknown, and our inability to control things. — Paul Woodward” —Holistic — means more than most consider – Beyond Meds
“Community means more than many of us realize, he says. It certainly means more than your job.” —Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition - Emily Esfahani Smith - The Atlantic
“Apocalypse is defined as both a great disaster and a prophetic revelation. I wonder if we can have one without the other.” —The End of the World as We Know It (Maybe) | Triple A
“You can quit and look for other jobs, which is sometimes a very good idea. But the prejudice will follow you. What will save you is tacking into the love of the work, into the desire that brought you there in the first place. This creates a suspension of time, opens a spacious room of your own in which you can walk around and consider your response. Staring prejudice in the face imposes a cruel discipline: to structure your anger, to achieve a certain dignity, an angry dignity.” —How to Be a ‘Woman Programmer’ - NYTimes.com
“The [Stanford] Medical Center currently generates 62 percent of University’s combined revenue.” —Stanford Daily | Hennessy presents annual report to Academic Council
I need to give you a tip that changed my life:
when you feel sad, hug yourself.
no guarantees or anything, but it usually makes me feel a little less crummy.
“Perhaps the crucial feature of addiction is the progressive replacement of people by things.” —We are all addicts now - Salon.com