Reblog Friday: Never Give Up

Diana Nyad broke world records when she swam from Cuba to Florida–a feat no swimmer had achieved–at the age of 64. In her speech at TED, she tells her story of that swim with humor and wisdom and resolve. And since all endurance sports involve failures–including life itself–she reminds us that whatever the outcome, “the journey itself was worthwhileContinue reading “Reblog Friday: Never Give Up”

Getting Back Up Again

“Sometimes it is necessary / to reteach a thing its loveliness, / to put a hand on its brow / of the flower / and retell it in words and in touch / it is lovely.”  I love these lines from Galway Kinnell’s poem “St. Francis and the Sow.” They’re good to keep in your pocket. JustContinue reading “Getting Back Up Again”

The Only Way Out Is Up

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we are free to do anything,” a character in Fight Club says. And it’s true. Failure gets a bad rap because people don’t understand what it means. We assume that failure is permanent. Final. And so is success. As if these are static–rather than momentary ups and downs along theContinue reading “The Only Way Out Is Up”