Food

Today, orange juice is associated with a complete breakfast but only because of new economic developments. A century ago, orange juice came from your orange. Market conditions have recently motivated economic powers to reshape our thinking since there are only so many whole oranges the country can eat. Many more oranges can be sold and consumed in the form of juice concentrate. Shipping and preserving got easier too. When you juice a fruit, you remove a lot of things that help us to make use of the food, like the fibre and phytonutrients. Your body can’t process the sugars as well if the rest of the orange is missing. Evolution has not given us the equipment to deal well with just isolated juice. The human body takes longer than the market to adapt to new conditions.

Joseph LaPorte

Far away

Parents are constantly present in their children’s lives physically, but they are less emotionally attuned.

Erika Christakis

Moment

In fact, as you pay attention to your breathing, try noticing how each moment is unique. That moment, and that moment, and that moment—each one flits by. Each one is precious. This may sound like a platitude until you “get” it. Then it’s a simple and profound truth: each moment is precious.

Bodhipaksa

Rhythm

Every human heart seeks meaning; for it is in meaning that our deepest shelter lies.

John O’Donohue

Meeting

Ryan Hawk: Another interesting topic–you write about how to run a brainstorming meeting. What are the proper ways to do that? What are some ways you could both run one of those meetings, as well as prepare to lend your ideas and thoughts to stand out in a meeting like that?

Scott Berkun : Most of the time these meetings are terrible. 70-80% are terribly run, terribly organized, and people’s cynicism about them is entirely warranted. The mistake that is usually made is that the goal really doesn’t make any sense. The goal of brainstorming is about volume. It’s about giving yourself a big pile of ideas in the hope that you can find good ones.

The problem is that usually people, once they get that big pile of ideas, have no idea what to do with them. The number one thing if you’re running a brainstorming meeting is to be very clear about what’s going to happen with the result. You’re going to generate a list, and that’s going to go where? Who’s going to get to see that list? Who’s going to decide? That should be totally transparent.