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I was so struck by Flow’s negative implications for parents that I decided I wanted to speak to Csikszentmihalyi, just to make sure I wasn’t misreading him. And eventually I did, at a conference in Philadelphia where he was one of the marquee speakers. As we sat down to chat, the first thing I asked was why he talked so little about family life in Flow. He devotes only ten pages to it. “Let me tell you a couple of things that may be relevant to you,” he said. And then he told a personal story. When Csikszentmihalyi first developed the Experience Sampling Method, one of the first people he tried it out on was himself. “And at the end of the week,” he said, “I looked at my responses, and one thing that suddenly was very strange to me was that every time I was with my two sons, my moods were always very, very negative.” His sons weren’t toddlers at that point either. They were older. “And I said, ‘This doesn’t make any sense to me, because I’m very proud of them, and we have a good relati...more Jennifer Senior
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No matter how perfect our circumstances, most of us, as Adam Phillips observed, “learn to live somewhere between the lives we have and the lives we would like.” The hard part is to make peace with that misty zone and to recognize that no life—no life worth living anyway—is free of constraints.Jennifer Senior
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Paris in Love by Eloisa James
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This book was not what I expected, but turned out to be a good read that I enjoyed on many levels, from the stories about family and children to descriptions of exquisite chocolate creations.
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Teresa of Ávila
“It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.”
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
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Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
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“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
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