Tribute to Coach Tony Vigna

October 28, 2017 Dear Coach Vigna, In 1972 you changed a young man’s life forever. It was mine. I remember the first fall practice of the 1972-3 San Marcos junior varsity basketball team. It was brutal. I was out of shape, along with virtually all of my teammates, and for the first week we ran “the ramp” outside the gym. I’m not sure if I puked, but I sure remember it felt like I should … more

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature | BuzzFeed

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature. 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature “At the still point, there the dance is.” —T. S. Eliot posted on Dec. 9, 2014, at 12:46 p.m. Jennifer SchafferBuzzFeed Staff We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite lines from literature. Here are some of their most beautiful replies. Suggested by CindyH11 Creative Commons / Flickr: 58621196@N05 2. “In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into … more

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science. Quickly summarized: The Mistake Every Productivity System Makes Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. And feelings are a fundamental and unavoidable part of why humans do what they do. We can’t ignore our emotions. Because of the way our brains are structured, when thought and feelings compete, feelings almost always win. And we can’t fight our feelings. Research shows this just makes them stronger. That … more

How To Raise Happy Kids – 10 Steps Backed By Science

How To Raise Happy Kids – 10 Steps Backed By Science. February 7, 2014 by Eric Barker How To Raise Happy Kids – 10 Steps Backed By Science When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy. Via Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents: …the well-being of children is more important to adults than just about … more

Right Before Dying From A Rare Lifelong Disease, Sam Revealed His Three Secrets To Happiness

Right Before Dying From A Rare Lifelong Disease, Sam Revealed His Three Secrets To Happiness – About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave this speech explaining his dislike for obstacles and his strategies for beating them. When he was 2 years old, Sam was diagnosed with the rare disease progeria, which causes rapid aging and various other side effects, none of which could prevent Sam from leading a happy life.

Wisdom

A collection of wise men and women from various walks of life — their examples and words Guy Brings His White Girl To Barbershop In Harlem And Gets Hated – at minute 5:47 a gay African-American woman starts to talk to the “racist” barber Nelson Mandela: Four Acts of Forgiveness that Showed South Africa Path away from Apartheid – “Mandela invites his former prison guard to his inauguration ceremony as South Africa president. Prisoner warder … more

Uplift

For those moments when a stiff drink isn’t available: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed Gratitude Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness There’s More to Life Than Being Happy 13 Small Choices That Can Change Your Life In Great Ways Candy Chang: Before I die I want to… And when you’re wondering why lions eat their young: Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right