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  • Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
    Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
    by Leigh Newman

    Can't wait! 

  • Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
    Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
    by Krista Tippett
  • The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves
    The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves
    by Dan Ariely
  • Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
    Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
    by Harriet Lerner
  • Rhythm And Repose
    Rhythm And Repose

    Tender and beautiful. 

  • Boys & Girls
    Boys & Girls
    by Alabama Shakes

    Love this album! So happy when I saw BrainPicker post this on her site! 

  • City of Refuge
    City of Refuge
    by Abigail Washburn

    Pure magic!

  • Some Nights
    Some Nights
    by Fun.
  • She Ain't Me
    She Ain't Me
    by Carrie Rodriguez

    I'm such a fan. 

  • I'm Your Man
    I'm Your Man
    by Leonard Cohen

    Take this Waltz is on my top ten list of all songs!

  • Babel
    by Mumford & Sons
  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Original UK Unedited Edition)
    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Original UK Unedited Edition)

    So totally addicted to this series! Absolutely amazing!

  • Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking [Blu-ray]
    Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking [Blu-ray]
    starring Rufus Sewell

    Based on your recommendations from a recent blog post! It's another wonderful BBC mystery series! 

  • The Good Wife: The First Season
    The Good Wife: The First Season
    starring Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi

    One of the best shows on TV. Juiliana Marguiles is incredible. 

  • Doc Martin: Collection - Series 1-4
    Doc Martin: Collection - Series 1-4
    starring Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Lia Williams, Stephanie Cole, Ian McNeice

ushering in 2013 with three new books (and a trip to Birmingham)

I'm back from a wonderful three week technology sabbatical! Key learnings from my computer-free time?  I missed the community-based connection (blog, Twitter, etc). I did not miss email one bit. 

I spent the holidays resting, playing, reading, and painting with my kids and parents. It was exactly what I needed. There are three books that totally grabbed my attention and I'd love to share them with y'all (and yes, those are my new reading glasses). 

Dan Pink and Seth Godin both have new books out and they're fascinating. 

Dan's new book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others is an eye-opener. My first reaction was, "I'm not in sales and I don't even like being pitched - I'm not sure this is for me." I was wrong.

Dan writes, "We devote upwards of 40% of our time on the job to moving others - this is non-sales selling - it's cajoling and convincing others in ways that don't involve anyone making a purchase. And it is critical to our professional success." This makes so much sense to me - I think we all want to move others in some way. 

You can learn more about To Sell is Human here and check out the great trailer.


I probaby don't have to tell you how excited I was when I got this box in the mail:

And, let me tell you that the inside was as thought-provoking as the outside! Seth Godin's new book, The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly is all about courage, art, and why we need to fly a little closer to the sun. I love this:

Art isn't pretty.
Art isn't painting.
Art isn't something you hang on the wall.
Art might scare you.
Art might bust you.
But art is who we are and what we do and what we need.
Art isn't a result; it's a journey. The challenge of our time is to find a journey worthy of your heart and soul.

Need I say more? You can check out The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly here! 



Seth's other new book is V is for Vulnerable: Life Outside the Comfort Zone. It's a full-color ABC book for grown-ups. It's full of powerful messages about doing great work. It highlights twenty-six of Seth Godin’s principles about treating your work as a form of art, with illustrations by cartoonist Hugh MacLeod. 

You know it makes me happy to see that V is for vulnerable and S is for shame
You can learn more about V is for Vulnerable here.

To celebrate 2013 and the possibility of more art, more vulnerability, and moving people, I'm giving away three sets of these books. Leave one of your favorite words in the comment section (e.g., A is for Awesome) and I'll draw names on Thursday. Mine is D is for Daring! 

Also - if you're in Birmingham, come out and join us on Thurday, 1/10. I'll be St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Info and tickets are here. 


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