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Weekly Favorites

Enjoy the weekly favorites from the short, sweet, creative and upbeat Stephan Stubbins newsletter. 

June 16, 2021

POEM & BLOG  by Stephan Stubbins
The sun can hit a wooden plank
for years without a mark
yet magnify the focused rays
and flames begin to spark

SONG   “I Make My Own Sunshine” by Steven Tyler
This song itself is sunshine… please tell me that you’re singing along.

VIDEO  Harvard Commencement Speech by Pete Davis
When you’ve got 8 minutes, watch this speech. I love it… it starts light and packs a punch.

June 9, 2021

POEM & BLOG  by Stephan Stubbins
I face the pesky problem
and send it to my head
to find the answer hiding
in my heart instead

SONG  “Let There Be Love” by Nat King Cole
This song is pure relaxation after a long week. Close your eyes, turn up the music and see if you don’t just start smiling without trying

LAUGH  “Pizza Business” from Saturday Night Live
One of my all time favorite SNL skits… maybe because pizza is my love language

June 2, 2021

POEM & BLOG  by Stephan Stubbins
What is it I create
With the time today I borrow
A compound interest shaping
What I’ll make tomorrow

SONG  “Feeling Fine” by Dylan Rockoff
This song feels like the beginning of summer to me. Hopefully it gives you a grove and a smile.

BOOK  “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron
Many of my artist friends know and love this book… it was a life changer for me. If you’re looking to bring more creativity and insight into your life on a daily basis, this is a great place to start.

May 26, 2021

POEM & BLOG  by Stephan Stubbins
Your words and music are strong
Yet your spirit sings louder than song

SONG  “Shower The People You Love” by James Taylor
A favorite early summer memory of mine was driving through the glorious countryside of Sonoma County while listening to this song and feeling grateful for all of you I love in my life. I hope it reaches your heart too.

GOAL SETTING  from Lululemon
Looking to clarify your life goals? You might enjoy this goal setting worksheet from Lululemon. If you’d like any help, book a free 1st session with me and we can look at it together.

May 20, 2021

POEM & BLOG  by Stephan Stubbins
I focused heart and mind
to find the game of true success
and beneath the game of checkers
I found the game of chess

SONG  “Hundred Days” by the Bengsons
There’s so much passion in this song. It doesn’t seem like it’s from a musical, yet it is!

LAUGH  “Best Volleyball Blocks Ever” by Studio C
You have to let me know if you laugh out loud like I did watching this… enjoy!

May 14, 2021

POEM  by Stephan Stubbins
I didn’t even think to clean my lenses
I was used to looking out that way
It took a moment’s pause
To get down to the cause
Now life’s a little brighter every day

QUOTE  by Sanford Meisner
“That which hinders your task is your task” – Sanford Meisner

SONG  “On My Way” from Brother Bear
I was introduced to this one at our favorite local juice shop (Local Roots) on my Birthday last week and it’s been on repeat in my head since.

PODCAST  Jay Shetty & Will Smith from the “On Purpose” Podcast
This episode has so many mindful ideas. Will Smith is a great reminder of commitment.

ARTICLE  Configure Your iPhone To Work For You, Not Against You
Many great insights on how to optimize your iPhone to serve you better.

VIDEO  Non-Zero Days by T.K. Coleman
An inspired 5 min video from one of my altMBA coaches that packs a great punch.

Wishing you the best,

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