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May Roundup: Listening, giving & comparing. Notice your energy. Love your sadness. Plus, DANIELLE Magazine.

Listening is giving the other person the experience of being heard. It becomes a giving, not a taking. Imagine that. Imagine how the phenomenon of feeling heard — seen, received, met — would change absolutely everything

Love your sadness. It won’t last. A friend texted me late at night. I caught it just as I was turning off my bedroom light. Love my sadness? …

DANIELLE Magazine: Call for submissions! We’re launching the inaugural issue in September. Our writing submissions request is now closed for Issue 1, but there will be more opportunities opening in July. We’re still looking for art and photography contributions …

What I know about working with people (and yes, this also applies to romance — as does most business advice) If you want to build remarkably awesome things, then partner with people who feel like their whole life has prepared them for the opportunity at hand. If someone says something like …

What’s your Creativity Pattern? When you identify your Creativity Pattern you’ve got a very powerful opportunity: Change the way you get stuff done because it’s killing you, or keep mastering your tao of doing because it’s getting you beautiful results across the board …

The scent of consciousness: a concept for noticing your energy Short story: My boy and I are on a holiday. Alongside a bunch of other tourists of all shapes and sizes, we’re crammed in the back of a shuttle van going from the hotel to the main attraction …

The standards by which you measure yourself The only metric that matters: How free and fulfilled do you feel doing what you’re doing? …

Never start your plan with a compromise Incubation time is a tender, fiery phase when your vision is weaving itself into a strategy, and it’s tempting to fall back on convention. But don’t. Not now. Please, not yet …

Be The Giver. Give. Be the giver. Be generous. Be voluptuous with your love …