Monthly Archives: May 2012

Learning to see – design lessons from Anthony Rotolo

Someone forwarded me this blog post by Anthony Rotolo.  I love the emphasis on seeing. Anthony says ‘If we can observe a thing and understand why we react to it in the way that we do, then we can bring … Continue reading

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100% human – Labels are for clothes

Labels are great. They can take what’s complicated & simplify it.  They can create community (any other mothers of teens out there? any other Canadians living in Kenya?).  They can be shortcuts that bring ease.  They can define & delineate.  … Continue reading

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‘I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.’ Friedrich Nietzsche

Not many things come to mind that are as entrenched in opinion & perspective as religion. Entrenched as in I’m right, you’re wrong. Opinions such as My God rules, yours isn’t even on the radar. Dichotomous.  Black & white.  Yes … Continue reading

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Everyone smiles in the same language

Life Lenses™ is all about building bridges across different perspectives. Bringing appreciation to ‘other,’ to ‘different.’ Frequently, when conflict is rife, when tempers are hot, when differences are many, when time is short and resources are low, differences can be … Continue reading

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Home is a pregnant pause & expat ‘um’

Kenya is my new home.  I’ve moved here after living my entire life in Canada.  I find myself asking people, on a regular basis, where’s home? If you’ve lived overseas for any length of time you’ll understand the pregnant pause … Continue reading

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The ‘Middle Wife’ by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

I checked this story on Snopes & turns out it’s an urban legend, however, it’s too cute nonetheless. It’s a great example of how, when your perspective is different (that of a child) things can get turned around in the … Continue reading

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Women multiply

If you’re a frequent reader you know the Life Lenses™ blog is all about perspective how we see things & how that view affects who we are, how we act & what we prioritize as important. Our perspective affects what … Continue reading

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A perspective on gender identity

This image is from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. I think it speaks volumes. ‘nuf said.

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I put the lime in the coconut … now what?

If you know the song ‘Put the lime in the coconut’ by Harry Nilsson, then this graphic (by Mike Rilestone) is pretty darn funny. If you don’t know the song, then it will leave you scratching your head. Like perspective. … Continue reading

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