2020-01-23 06:42:32

Do you ever feel like someone wrote a book just for you? That’s what reading (or listening on @audible) Talking to Strangers felt like for me.
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I was looking for a book to help me grow a bit around how I communicate with others. Living in Nicaragua, a country in active decolonization where neighbors are, at times, at war with each other, I am looking for ways I can bridge that gap.
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When I saw this book on Audible, and having loved all of Malcolm Gladwell’s work (years ago, I even went to a tech conference because he was the keynote speaker and shared a story about David and Goliath), I just had to listen.
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When I saw it had a @janellemonae track I was in.
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Yikes! I didn’t know what rabbit hole I had entered… Every chapter challenged assumptions I had and touched old wounds, but as if to apply a healing salve to lift the scars or turn them into talismans.
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Deep insight can happen when are willing to face our boogie men.
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Having read Gladwell’s other works, I know he always leads me out of the dark mind boggles of disparate data into the illumination of some greater understanding of ourselves, an elevated soul.
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It felt like I encountered a well-read tour guide walking through my life, like some stone acropolis, pointing out how this structure was shaped by hands and place, a unique moment in time in a continuous global evolution.
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I am so grateful to be alive in this time —to have people with such fortitude, wisdom and intellect to stick to their life’s work to weave a heart-opening masterpiece with skill and beauty.
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Talking To Strangers has ended how I take some interactions at face value. Check it out…
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2017-07-19 16:07:27

“Entrance

Whoever you are: step out in to the evening
out of your living room, where everything is so known;
your house stands as the last thing before great space:
Whoever you are.
With your eyes, which in their fatigue can just barely
free themselves from the worn-out thresholds,
very slowly, lift a single black tree
and place it against the sky, slender and alone.
With this you have made the world. And it is large
and like a word that is still ripening in the silence.
And, just as your will grasps their meaning,
they in turn will let go, delicately, of your eyes . . .” — Rainer Maria Rilke
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2017-07-17 11:34:12

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2017-07-17 10:25:15

Today the rains have returned and the temperature has dipped. This fire in the cocina mejoradas I recently visited would be nice today. I’ll be posting more photos from that tour in the coming days. #homehearth #slowmotion ***
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2017-07-14 12:13:24

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2017-07-14 08:38:03

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2017-07-06 07:54:42

I love public art. This detailed 360 degree mosaic at a crossroad depicts musicians and a mythological story of Nicaraguan resistance to colonialism. I’m so grateful to those people in my life that are going deep, doing the work of being human, and exposing themselves in the process for me to learn and grow from as well. ❤️🙏🏼 #nicalife #nicaragua #mosaic #transformation #resist #permaculture

2017-06-27 16:21:34

Chawanmushi – Japanese Egg custard Recipe

I’m coming out of a four day green smoothie and water fast to this lovely soup. I needed to give my system a reset. It was a great way to intensify my keto burn

I sautéd celery, onion, garlic and ginger with a little curry and cumin, two teaspoons of salt and pepper to taste in a couple tablespoons of coconut oil until soft. Set aside.
Prepped a head of nappa (Chinese) cabbage, a large handful of rainbow collars green, several large leaves of Malabar spinach. Added 8 cups of water to sauté in a soup pot. Added all the chopped greens and a couple tablespoons of Braggs Liquid Aminos. No seaweed or gluten free miso here in Nicaragua.
Brought all that to a simmer and added 4 scrambled eggs. Once the eggs set turn off and remove from heat. Serves 6.
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2017-06-27 09:07:30

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2017-06-26 10:00:19

Road to Piedra de Agua where we visited several cocina mejoradas (kitchens improved with con stoves), a successful project of ADDC. So many bean crops growing. And we saw a new well being dug. The large rock (Piedra de Agua) has waterfalls during rains. I fell in love with the countryside. More photos of kitchens to come. #cocinasmejoradas * * *
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