ted:

In this funny, poignant talk, Brené Brown explains what makes us feel a sense of love and belonging. It’s a powerful reminder (especially for all you Type A’s out there) to embrace the messy and unknown, even when that leap of faith seems scary or uncertain.

Watch the full talk here »

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skinnerhousebooks:

sevenand5:

"We are the certain and the seeking, the lifers and the newcomers, the beloved and the broken hearted, the insiders and the rejected, all of whom have found a home in the extraordinary, yet intimate communities of Unitarian Universalism." ~ Melissa Harris-Perry image: creative common design: Laura Evonne Steinman

From the Foreword of the Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide, http://www.uuabookstore.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=649

skinnerhousebooks:

sevenand5:

"We are the certain and the seeking, the lifers and the newcomers, the beloved and the broken hearted, the insiders and the rejected, all of whom have found a home in the extraordinary, yet intimate communities of Unitarian Universalism."
~ Melissa Harris-Perry

image: creative common
design: Laura Evonne Steinman

From the Foreword of the Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide, http://www.uuabookstore.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=649

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"The world is new to us each morning — that is the Lord’s gift, and we should believe we are reborn each day."

— The Baal Shem Tov (via revnaomiking)

hyperdrivemechanic:

Neil Degrasse Tyson - Cosmos

hyperdrivemechanic:

Neil Degrasse Tyson - Cosmos

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thorium-230:

if you mock someone for praying or finding comfort/purpose in their religion then you are a gross person

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story motel room in Memphis, TN.
Revisit the life and legacy of Dr. King with a special collection from PBS.
A collection of original posters created for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross PBS series features quotations by famous African Americans, including leaders, intellectuals and cultural figures. The posters, which can be downloaded, printed and shared, can be found here: http://to.pbs.org/1efp1fy

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story motel room in Memphis, TN.

Revisit the life and legacy of Dr. King with a special collection from PBS.

A collection of original posters created for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross PBS series features quotations by famous African Americans, including leaders, intellectuals and cultural figures. The posters, which can be downloaded, printed and shared, can be found here: http://to.pbs.org/1efp1fy

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littletinyfish:

roarkshopI watched this 4 minute video about how reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone park literally changed everything about the park and just sat there for another two minutes, mouth open and teary eyed and amazed. Definitely worth a watch. 

a-for-effort-f-for-executionthe world is awesome.

verynonyideasThis made me teary eyed as well. It’s amazing.

Wolves take life, create life. Pretty amazing how one small change can have such a ripple effect.

Interdependent web of all existence.

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“What matured in me is the sense that Judaism, like all religion, is not the bottom line,” [Amichai Lau-Lavie] said. “That it is a tool in our toolbox for human well-being and being helpful beings, and that there is a difference between many people who really view Judaism or religion as the end goal: In other words, keep the Sabbath or marry a Jew so the Jewish story continues. That’s of course how I grew up. I realized that that’s missing the point.

“I’m not flying Delta because I’m interested in Delta. I’m flying Delta because it’s convenient or I got the miles on it. The idea is to get somewhere. I’m practicing Judaism because that’s my airline, because I was born into it and I think it’s got a deeply profound, ancient and relevant toolbox for a good life, but the end goal is a good life, not to be Jewish. To be human. To be there for myself and others. And that’s a totally different proposition.”

@Purim: the story of Purim via Twitter

By Miriam Wartell (link)

For those of you who don’t know twitter…

@ = directed at someone specific.

# = “file under.”

AchashveiroshAdvisor1:@JewsofShushan PARTY AT THE PALACE!

KingAchash: @AllAdvisors BringVashti ASAP #ShowOffTheWife

QueenVashti: @Advisor2 I ain’t goin’ nowhere…

KingAchash: Time for a new wife!

AchashveiroshAdvisor1: @WomenofShushan All the single ladies must come to the palace #UglyNotIncluded

HadassahEsther: I’m not going.

Royal Guards: @HadassahEsther You must come with us.

Heigai: @WomenofShushan Makeup counter is to your left.

KingAchash: Picked my new wife! #Esther

HadassahEsther: : (

MordiJew: @HadassahEsther I am sitting by the gate #WatchingYou

Bigsan&Seresh: Guess what we’re up to!?

MordiJew: @HadassahEsther Bigsan and Seresh out to kill your hubby

HadassahEsther: @MordiJew Will let him know, thanks.

KingAchash: Mordechai saved my life #Chronicles

KingAchash: @Haman You’re gonna be my right-hand man

Haman: @KingAchash Sweet! Everyone is going to have to bow to me now #Power

MordiJew: @Haman Not gonna bow #JewsDon’tDoThat

Haman: Problem solved #GetRidofJews

Haman: @KingAchash Those Jews are awful. Can I kill them?

KingAchash: @Haman Sure, why not.

AchashveiroshAdvisor: 13th day of Adar- Jews are going down!

MordiJew: Oy! #JewsNeedToFast

HadassahEsther: @MordiJew OMG!

MordiJew: @ HadassahEsther Esther, talk to the king!

HadassahEsther: @KingAchash @Haman Please come over for a dinner party

KingAchash: @ HadassahEsther Sure

Haman: @ HadassahEsther Free food, I’m there!

KingAchash: Dinner with the wife and right-hand man #Awesome

KingAchash: @HadassahEsther What can I do for you, Esther?

HadassahEsther: @KingAchash Come over tomorrow with @Haman for another dinner party

Haman: Saw Mordechai today, he still wouldn’t bow! #BuildingaGallow

KingAchash: I can’t sleep

KingAchash: @Advisor2 Read me my chronicles

Advisor2: @KingAchash I opened the book. Remember the time Mordechai saved your life?

KingAchash: @Advisor2 Yes, what did he get?

Advisor2: @KingAchash Nothing, Sir.

KingAchash: @Haman Tell me, what shall be done for a man the king wishes to honor?

Haman: The king must be talking about me #Awesome

Haman: @KingAchash Let him wear the king’s royal robes and a crown. Let him ride the king’s royal horse.

Haman: @KingAchash Oh! And let a servant walk before the horse and say “this shall be done to the man whom the king wishes to honor!” That would be cool…

KingAchash: @Haman Nice! Find Mordechai the Jew and do what you said #NiceGuysGetRewarded

Haman: Horrible day! At least I get another free dinner tonight #DinnerAtThePalace

KingAchash: @ HadassahEsther Great dinner, now what can I do for you?

HadassahEsther: @KingAchash Please spare my life and the life of my people!

KingAchash: @ HadassahEsther Who would do such a thing!?

HadassahEsther: @KingAchash Your wicked advisor @Haman!

KingAchash: Hanged Haman today. #EvilGuysAlwaysGetFoiled

@JewsAroundTheWorld Don’t forget to fulfill the mitzvot of Purim! Listen to the Megillah, have a Purim meal, send gifts of food (mishloach manot), and give gifts to the poor.

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