Melissa Rivard

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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

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Mother's Day Reflection: Destiny's Child

4<p>SHARES<p>Mother's Day. The celebration brings up the immense gratitude I have for my mother, but it was also tinged with grief. For eight years I'd …

In Pieces: French Illustrator Marion Fayolle’s Wordless Narratives About Human Relationships

<b>In Pieces</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) is an uncommon piece of visual poetry by French illustrator and comic artist Marion Fayolle that calls to mind at once the surrealist whimsy of <i>Codex Seraphinianus</i>, the visual neatness of Gregory Blackstock’s illustrated lists, and the vignettes of Blexbolex — …

John Steinbeck on the Creative Spirit and the Meaning of Life

A decade before he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) wrote <b>East of Eden</b> (<i>public library</i>), which was eventually adapted into the 1955 film of the same title starring James Dean and which Steinbeck originally addressed to his two young sons. (The …

10 Things Grateful People Do Differently

More gratitude = Better life.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.”<p>Turns out Emerson ― who explored the meaning of a good life in much of his work …

5 Ways To Bore Yourself–And Why That’s A Good Thing

A little boredom goes a long way, when you’re using it to reset and clear your cluttered mind.<p>Modern humans do not do well with boredom. If we’re waiting for an elevator, we’ve got our phones out to check email. Downtime at work becomes a chance to read blogs.<p>It feels productive, but such constant …

Why Mindfulness Is The Antidote To Multitasking

Research shows that people who multitask all the time can’t sustain their attention, even when they shut off all their devices. Training yourself in mindfulness might be the answer.<p>“People who multitask all the time can’t filter out irrelevancy,” Stanford researcher Clifford Nass told NPR, noting …

5 Powerful Mantras for Absolute Inner Peace -- Now

On the surface, it seems that the present moment is only one of many, many moments. Each day of your life appears to consist of thousands of moments where different things happen. Yet if you look more deeply, is there not only one moment, ever? Is life ever not "this moment"?<p>This one moment -- now …

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

Maira Kalman on Curiosity, Courage, Happiness, and the Two Keys to a Full Life

Maira Kalman is one of the most beloved illustrators working today and one of my greatest heroes, a singular spirit living at the intersection of art and philosophy. In this fantastic talk from India’s INK Conference, Kalman takes us on a journey into her wonderfully idiosyncratic mind and …

Ancient Buddhist Way to Cope With Hardship

48<p>SHARES<p><i>Imagine you just found out that your child was suspended from school.</i> Imagine your boss just told you to redo a report you'd worked on for a …

What are the best clothing brands for the style-conscious adventurer?

<i>A:</i><p>If you’ve ever skied out West, chances are you’ve come across a Sam Elliot lookalike barreling down a double-black on a pair of Hart Gremlins from 1985, dressed neck to ankle in denim, head topped with an old Stetson. The skiing cowboy cares not for 900 goose down fill or hydrophobic …