How can a tape measure inspire insight & a fresh perspective?

It smelled like a pungent, loamy forest encased in a single, mysterious room. To this day I remember the smell of sawdust in that forbidden room of my childhood memories.   My dad was a master hobby woodworker – he had a magical room chock a block full of electric saws, nails & screws in […]

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Revisiting your ‘Friend’s’ perspective – making the old new again

If you spent any length of time in North America in the 1990’s watching TV then you’ll know the show Friends.  You’ll also likely have the opening song resonating somewhere in the dusty recesses of your mind. Prepare to haul it out & take a new listen. It’s lovely.  Somewhat haunting.  Evocative.  And new. Perspective.  […]

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How to get people to stop peeing on your walls…

What do you do if you’re sick & tired of having drunks pee on your house wall after the bars  have let out? Check out this uber creative response.  Talk about thinking outside the proverbial box or in this case, paint can.

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Disappearing desks? Now that’s a commitment to wellness

Does your company stress the importance of wellness (pun intended)?  Does it put its money, errr desks where its yoga matts are? Take a look.  That’s some serious commitment to wellness (& to community development with allowing groups to use the space for free).

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To you it may be shit, to us it’s money

So says Isaac Durojayie, of DMT Mobile Toilet, Nigeria.  He’s featured in Ashoka’s film on social entrepreneurship called Who Cares. Other than being an utterly captivating film, it’s chock-a-block full of people with unusual perspectives.  People who see the world a little differently.  Like Issac who’s started a thriving social entrepreneurship business, based on a […]

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Hilarious Golden Retriever Really Wants To Race But.. First Things First

Fail fast.  FailFests. Failure is in. Check out this exuberant, embraceable, enthusiastic fail (especially next time you fall on your face & are looking for the ‘fest in failing).

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What do you get when you combine Buddhism, rats & social entrepreneurship?

A mighty interesting combination & a very cool perspective. I heard about Bart’s work when I watched an Ashoka film on social entrepreneurship. Bart Weetjens, is a Belgian zen Buddhist monk, a social entrepreneur who works in Tanzania. He trains rats (yes rats) to detect land mines & TB. My attention was caught by combining […]

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I wish you a return to yourself (with a little help from a Beagle)

Tonight marks the departure of family from Vancouver who’ve been visiting us in Nairobi for almost 5 weeks.  We’ve seen a huge male lion defending his recent kill against howling hyenas & the all elusive leopard.  We almost hooked an aged, injured hippo while fishing & we’ve shared more great meals than I have fingers […]

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3 Beyoncé Songs That Sound Totally Different When Spoken

This is delicious & delightful.  I first say it on Upworthy. Beyonce has declared herself a feminist, which some people totally love and some people don’t understand — often because they can’t see past the fact that she totally owns her sexuality on stage. So let’s take away the fantastic glittery skin-tight costumes, sexy body, […]

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Perspective changing wish from a fairy godmother

Love love love this perspective enhancing cartoon from Mighty Girl. Enuf’ said. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my www.life-lenses.com blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~

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