Found. (at Sanctuary)
Jobs at WWDC in 1997, full unscripted Q&A with the developers. Outstanding clarity of thought, the best Jobs video I’ve seen.
On a hot summer morning in 1974, a few months after my parents’ separation, my father came to visit my mother and me. He offered to take me for a walk. I was 10 months old.
"In retrospect, I should have thought it odd that he wanted me to give you a bath before the walk," my mother recalled. “I understood later that he wanted you clean for the journey."
I can imagine the scene outside Mom’s rented, white clapboard house in Athens, Georgia: She handed me over to him. He looked down at me, recognizing himself in the shape of my chin and telling himself that what he was about to do was the right thing, the best thing for me. He lowered me into the stroller and headed for the sidewalk.
Hours went by. We didn’t return. Apart from terror, my mother doesn’t remember specifics from that part of the day. I assume this is a sign of panic and trauma. Did she tearfully wander the neighborhood, calling out for us?
Here’s a Q&A that ANYONE can answer RE: Money!
QUESTION: Do you feel like you have enough money - and how much is enough, or not enough?
Trying to explain a panic attack to someone for whom anxiety is not an issue is like speaking in a foreign language. You really think your world is caving in. You’re going to have a heart attack. And no matter how many times it happens, it still feels like the world is falling out from your butt every. Single. Time.
So what are you supposed to do when it drifts into your work life and career? I’m lucky in that when I started my own company I had to pitch myself and my services constantly. Doing the things that scare you more often makes them less scary.
|—||CEO of FinePoint Digital PR Meredith Fineman suffers from panic attacks, but won’t let them destroy her life or work. (via fastcompany)|
Margo Bauer was desperate. Dealing with chronic nausea and frequent bouts of vomiting — both attributed to her multiple sclerosis — the retired nurse was constantly exhausted and in pain. That was, until she attended an informational meeting where she was introduced to medical marijuana.
Under California’s Medical Marijuana Program, she received a medical marijuana card and now legally grows her own plant at a Southern California assisted living facility where she lives with her husband who suffers from Alzheimer’s. She smokes a rolled joint once every six months, which she says keeps her nausea at bay, and her pain lifted to the point that she joined an all-female synchronized swimming team called the Aquadettes.
Bauer, now 75, has also become an outspoken advocate for medical marijuana use among seniors and was instrumental in starting a collective at her assisted living facility.
"I carry a little container with a rolled cigarette," she said, “and if I have nausea I know that it is because I haven’t taken enough pot."
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Right on, Will!
Ancient Greek physician Herophilos was on to something with these words of wisdom: “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
For July, we have decided to put the GOOD focus on the subject of health—from ways you can take better control over your personal health, to ways we can collectively help improve community and global health.
Illustration by Corinna Loo