Category Archives: impact

Ordinary Photos Trump Perfection

Perfection is a great goal until it actually gets in the way of doing something great. This week I stepped out of my comfort zone and posted gorgeous new items at my online store using -gulp-, my own very amateur photography. I … Continue reading

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Something More than Sympathy

Before I started Glamour Owl I only gave a cursory glance to news stories of textile tragedies in foreign countries. I’d have only the slightest pause of something that with more time would have developed into sympathy. Last November when … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Courage

“To do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one nor is it easy” (Aristotle on Courage, Ethics II.9) My … Continue reading

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New Habits

Happy New Year! This month brings all kinds of self-reflection, or at least consideration of self-reflection. What would that be called? Meta-reflection? We banter about resolutions, self-improvement, goals and dreams, and then tend to go about with our daily lives … Continue reading

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Fashionable Philanthropy

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion” -Simone de  Beauvoir Growing up in Northern California, I experienced a number of small childhood tragedies such … Continue reading

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Telling A Good Story: Dreams Come True

My good and wise friend Sarah graciously mentioned Glamour Owl in her blog post this week. Check it out here! http://www.tellingagoodstory.com/2012/10/dreams-come-true.html GO with love!

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Faking It Brings Results

The philosopher William James believed that acting a certain way could make you feel that way.Hundreds of experiments have proved him right. Studies show that smiling actually makes people feel happier. For best results, smile wide and hold for 20 … Continue reading

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Contending with Time

The nature of the human condition is that we are bound by the confines of time.  We feel it pressing in, crawling by, whooshing past, and ticking off a constant reminder of our mortality.  Pop psychology urges us to live … Continue reading

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GO Gives in Colombia

  There are no “self-made” people. Everybody comes from a community. Everybody is born into a family, a culture, a tribe, something. Some have silver spoons, some have abject poverty. Some are lucky enough to be nurtured and tended with … Continue reading

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Do You Know Yourself?

The school year is under way and since I am sitting in on a contemporary philosophy class I will pass along a few fruits of the labor. This is a fun exercise that my Professor had us do on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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