This Week's Story

Jamia Wilson invokes Coretta Scott King, reminding us that struggle needs to be fought and won in every generation. It's a position of humility, endurance, and our undeniable interconnection that animate Wilson's life and work. A way to honor her ancestors, informing the legacy she's building today. A legacy, she's aware, she may not live to enjoy, but is the only way to pay tribute to the love that forged her.

To begin to understand Jamia Wilson, I realized quickly, was going to take a much wider perspective than I was accustomed to. As we sat together high up in her New York City office, I’d need every bit of that empire state of mind to travel across time to her cacophonous front porch filled with ancestors.

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Nathalie Molina Niño on the emotional agility it takes to live an undivided life

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I wasn't going to be judged by the success I had but the success that I helped other people to have.
Nikki Johnson-Huston Esq. on Success
The fear that I had and we all have . . . is that we realize that we aren't complete. And so we have to have these projections of thoughts into the future that will make us whole, for fulfillment and hope, when it's not necessary.
Pat Croce on Mindfulness
When I get really close to my core and do my work from there, that's when it touches other people the most. It's a paradox in a way because, when I give up the ambition to help other people, it seems I'm helping them even more.
Anna Lovind on Giving
I don't look at anything like 'this is my work life and this is my personal life'... It's just life and I put everything I have into everything and that's it... It's so much more meaningful when everything touches.
Marc Vetri on Passion
"I didn't go to the page with words that rhymed in mind. It came from a deep place and it traveled to my fingertips and I started to write it. And write it and write it and write it... And that's when you know you've done justice to your gifts: when you have emptied out your soul full."
Avril Somerville on Creativity
When you go on a hike, do you hike down to the lowlands or do you hike up to the highlands? ... I think every human wants that perspective from a little higher.
Reid Wiseman on Perspective
By helping people, you are helped.
Kate Leong on Goodwill
We are addicted to holding on to stuff and it just becomes one more ‘thing’. It’s wonderful to create this beautiful thing and then just let go of it.
Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg on Materialism
Art is just an extension of who you are as a person.
Caroline Rose on Art

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