One Room, Magically Transformed

Oh this has really amazed me… Love knows no bounds…

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Korean artist Jee Young Lee eschews Photoshop. Through painstaking attention to detail, she transforms her tiny 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4-meter studio into surreal, fantastical settings. The sometimes-unsettling scenes from Body of Work take inspiration from Korean fairy tales and Lee’s personal life, ranging from a literal interpretation of a common Korean expression to an industrial take on her neighborhood in Seoul. But her work, which we spotted on BOOOOOOOM!, still seems a little unbelievable, even when you know she’s spent weeks or months on each set. The results are breathtaking.

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A MUST READ from friends at the Guardian

A MUST READ from friends at the Guardian Sustainable Business Blog… ‘Effective #sustainability leaders need to follow inner trail of self-understanding.’ http://ow.ly/n5VSu

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blog.ted.com: What if superpowers were r

blog.ted.com: What if superpowers were real? A series of TED-Ed lessons explores the science of flight, super speed… http://wp.me/p10512-kDJ

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blog.ted.com: Attention word nerds: 13 m

blog.ted.com: Attention word nerds: 13 mysteries of the vernacular, solved: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddehttp://wp.me/p10512-kBy wonderful word CLUE! And its history. A perfect little brain-softener for the day.

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Forest where Florence Nightingale once worked…

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11 principles for effective, empowered and meaningful communication!

I love this article… so true, and the bit about ‘feeling everything you feel’ is really necessary to be able to stand in your power… enjoy!

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[This blog post was initially published in 2013, reposting it again for an upcoming online training I’m facilitating on ‘Presentation and Communication in a Value-based, Empathy-driven economy’].

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet like they would be dead by midnight! Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~Og Mandino~ communicate

Whether you are out networking with your peers, interacting with your family members and loved ones, communicating with the aim to sell a service or product or you are simply selling your ‘personal brand’ or seek to influence people to join your cause or movement , the ability to connect deeply with your audience is key to a meaningful interaction, successful and positive outcome.

Great communicators are great influencers. And it starts with respect. The understanding that everyone has…

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TED Radio Hour asks: What is beauty?

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TED-Radio-Hour-BeautyWe all know what it feels like to stand in a place that overwhelms our eyes with splendor, to hear a piece of music that seems to pluck the strings of our heart, to behold a face whose shape is pleasing. Beauty: it’s a thing we all know and are drawn to. And yet what is it that makes something beautiful?

Today’s TED Radio Hour asks this deceptively simple question. It begins with violinst Robert Gupta, reflecting on the instinct musicians have to know when something is simply lovely. Next, we hear from Denis Dutton, who looks at the universality of beauty as a gift from our ancient ancestors and the emotions they attached to the things that helped them survive. After, psychologist Nancy Etcoff explains why those we love are so beautiful to us.

In the second half of the show, model Cameron Russell talks about the decisions…

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