I’m committing to trying a number of new disciplines and improvements in my life and I thought I would share some of the inspiration I’ve received from Claire Diaz-Ortiz, specifically. I appreciate her simple and personal approach which feels entirely empowering and never self-help-y.
Author, speaker and Silicon Valley innovator Claire’s book The Better Life is both a lovely personal manifesto on living well and an insightful offering of practical suggestions for small things we can all do, right now, right where we are to improve upon and add meaning to our lives.
Claire has graciously allowed us to excerpt content from The Better Life and I am including a call-to-arms she issues early in the book to get us all on our feet and ready to take our lives by storm.
“Set Your Intentions”
Like most of us, I want to be happier. Whether it’s waking up with more spark or going to bed more satisfied with my day, I want to open my life to the opportunity for greater joy. Continue reading
First thing’s first: a formal introduction:
My name is Alexis. I have spent the last 10 years working in a professional capacity as a tutor/mentor/informal educational therapist/academic consultant.
I’ve always been curious about blogging. I like writing. But I didn’t want to sit at my computer and spout poorly-quoted philosophy.
When I asked myself what I – as a reader – would look for in a blog, I wanted interactivity. I always find that when I have one question answered, another 45 questions follow. And I find that the best part of being a mentor, or one who professionally dishes out advice, is the opportunity both the advice-giver and the advice-seeker have to learn from their shared experiences. I have no interest in pretending that I have all the answers. So this blog will be a collaboration.
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