Bits and Clips for February 2019

Bits and Clips for February 2019

Bits and Clips for February 2019

This monthly blog feature presents the best that I read, saw, or heard on the internet in the past month. Be sure to peruse all the memes all they way to the bottom pf this post, as well as check out the articles and videos that interest you by clicking on the links below, which are separated by topic for your convenience. I hope you find something here that is  encouraging, inspiring, informative, motivating, or interesting:


Getting Out of the Way

What Pastel Paper Should I Use?

Why an education in visual arts is the key to arming students for the future

How Extra Arts Education at School Boosts Students’ Writing Scores — And Their Compassion

16 Russian Dancers Stand Perfectly Still. But When They Start To Move, I Can’t Look Away

What does a scientist look like? Children are drawing women more than ever before

Sculpture Made from Thousands of Recycled Straws

Art education improves students’ academic, social development, study finds

10 Stunning Pastel Paintings


Viewing the Northern Lights

Frozen Methane Bubbles in Alberta


How to find inspiration when you feel uninspired

Facing Fear with Love

Getting It Right

The Kind of Christian I Refuse to Be

Evidence of the Answer

Inspired thought invigorates—and heals


Let Children Get Bored Again

Living Near Your Grandmother Has Evolutionary Benefits

An Experiment in Gratitude

Famed Relationship Therapist Esther Perel Gives Advice on Intimacy, Careers, and Self-Improvement

The Five Best Toys of All Time

10 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Connecticut Should Take

An Energy Wishlist for Congress

How to Grant Your Child an Inner Life

Where Should I Go to Escape Climate Change?

How you talk to your child changes their brain

How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

Why You Should Plan a Trip With Your Mother Every Year

When Success Leads to Failure

If Self-Discipline Feels Difficult, You are Doing it Wrong

Julia Cameron Wants You to do Your Morning Pages

The Practical De-escalation of Worry



I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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