A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing.

Time Magazine: 42 Ways to Make People Like and Respect You (Some pretty solid advice here…much of this I’ve given myself, especially 4, 6, 14-15, 18, 25…..I could go on).

Huffington Post: The 8 Best Things You Can Say to Someone who is Grieving (Useful info. Though, I hope to never have need for it…it’s inevitable that we all will).

CNN: What the Dying Really Regret (Print this out…hang it up. Read it every day and make peace — and find love — for the body you have.)

“What does it mean that so many voices out there insist that the body is something to despise because it is too fat, sinful, ugly, sexual, old or brown? That we teach each other, in thousands of blatant and quiet ways, to think we are shameful? That our bodies are something to be overcome, beaten into submission or to be despised?”

Salon: My Paralyzing Perfectionism (Interesting….and enlightening).

“What does perfectionism feel like?  It can be paralyzing. It means that every time I make a mistake, I re-live it over and over for the rest of the day. Sitting in the front of my brain (not the back—let’s not even go to the back) there’s a little critic who does nothing all day but judge, judge, judge. I should have said this instead that. If I’d only turned on Fairfax instead of La Brea. “

Huffington Post: Are You Living your Eulogy or your Resume?

“No matter how much a person spends his or her life burning the candle at both ends, chasing a toxic definition of success and generally missing out on life, the eulogy is always about the other stuff: what they gave, how they connected, how much they meant to the lives of the real people around them, small kindnesses, lifelong passions and what made them laugh.

And yet we spend so much time and effort and energy on those résumé entries, which are gone as soon as our heart stops beating. Even for those who die with amazing résumés, whose lives were synonymous with accomplishment and achievement, their eulogies are mostly about what they did when they weren’t achieving and succeeding — at least by our current, broken definition of success.”