Beloved Irish poet John O’Donohue on beauty’s true grit, and finding it in the transformational edges of our daily lives.
Researcher and scholar Brené Brown speaks of the value and power of adversity to give rise to the astonishing strength of which we are all capable.
In the dissonant landscape of central Jersey, a writer reaches for the pristine beauty of Merton’s Gethsemani and finds instead beauty in asphalt and fluorescence in her backyard.
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How can we encourage our children (and ourselves) to work hard at mastering skills that evade us? Courtney Martin on delaying judgment, giving time to develop grit and resilience, and flailing at those things we’re not naturally good at.