In case you’re looking for some kind of summer reading a great place to start is NPR’s Books We Love Series. This episode is all about identity and culture, take a quick listen and find out why Karen Grigsby Bates recommends “The Love Songs Of W.E.B. Dubois” by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, “Seven Days In June” by Tia […]
A super cool Canadian Duo with a unique twist on the blues, In and Out of Love has been one of my favorite finds from the New Retro Station on Spotify.
This is a special program for young adults interested in taking a deeper dive into the visual arts. This program not only offers participants an opportunity to explore various art mediums, but it uses the fine art in the Crocker’s collection as a point of inspiration. Crocker staff and local artists will drop in to […]
“It turns out, even great writers like Franz Kafka and Virginia Woolf found writing to be an arduous task. What made the work a little bit easier, he discovered, was their commitment to a daily ritual… This encourages a mindful approach to basic tasks, imbuing them with a transformational ethos. It can be as simple as […]
“…and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.” ― Audre Lorde
April showers bring May Flowers and while we (seemingly) haven’t had any rain this year, May is still one of the most important months for native flora to grow. This brings us to the concept of No Mo May: “Mowing your lawn less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including […]
Another one for the summer playlists! Dog Inside a Car is simple, catchy, and provides a dynamic listening experience. I know we go fast and we go far, but I’ll never know how the engine works
During this year’s Big Day of Giving, nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised a record $13.4 million, which is pretty Awesome! If you donated to any nonprofit organization last week, thank you so much for helping make our communities even brighter.
Not everyone has a chance to have a leadership roll, but there are ways to show that you are able to lead. This part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series goes into detail about how we can demonstrate our leadership potential to yourself and others. Like… Take Responsibility Include other people Speak up Ask questions […]
“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?” — Lois Lowry
Lately I’ve noticed that cooking for others has been a source of a lot of joy, apparently there are some psychological reasons it! According to this article on HuffPost, cooking can create bonds between people, act as a form of altruistic nurturing, and give you time to practice mindfulness for yourself. If you have the […]
There’s definitely something about a pop song like Hold It In that makes the warm weather we’ve had lately feel appropriate. A band that describes themselves as “A mishmash of modern pop, retro vocals and classic rock indulgence” Jukebox The Ghost has become one of my favorites over the last few months and I am […]