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New playlist: Listen up

14 Apr

This is awesome! An amazing revelation of the skill of listening.

TED Blog

TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, a new playlist is available: Listen up.

“We are losing our listening,” says sound consultant Julian Treasure. In these eight talks on the value of listening, Treasure gives 5 ways to listen better, Ernesto Sirolli talks about listening to the beneficiaries of aid organizations, and Neil Harbisson uses an “eyeborg” to “listen” to color.

Watch this playlist to learn to be a better listener »

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23 Nov

This is a different perspective on waiting for the appropriate time when one is ready to seek more from the opposite gender to seek after a relationship… That sounded so detached from personality…

I Heart Change

Single girls of every age have been told to make a list of characteristics and traits that are important in their future spouses. The list is meant to help weed out those that don’t fit the trajectory of the woman’s life and open her eyes to seeing more clearly. Somehow I missed this memo or put off this assignment, or maybe the dog ate my paper, because I don’t have a list anywhere.

Part of the (real) reason this list doesn’t exist is because I don’t like dating, so I don’t do it, so I never have needed to answer the question What are you looking for? before.

I went years and years without dating at all. After two pretty serious relationships in my late teens/early twenties, I gave it up and never looked back. I lived my life, opened doors to the world around me, traveled, wrote, achieved…

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