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You Should Know About:

Kinfolk is a magazine, a blog, a roving dinner party, a “movement” I first learned about about a year ago. It’s one of the most heartfelt, organic, beautiful things I’ve seen, a testament to what we can create when we create from a place of love, and bring forth the things of our heart.

As they say in their manifesto, Kinfolk is “a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings.” They feel that entertaining should be “simple, uncomplicated and less contrived” — and they’ve created a whole universe in which the world they envision comes true a thousand times and in a thousand different ways. 


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November 2012:
On Grace & Gratitude

Fall is a time to harvest the fruits of our past experience, and take stock of what we’ve received. It’s a time of grace and gratitude, a necessary pause — metaphorically, at least — between the hyper-productive seasons of our lives, and the dormant, action-less times from which new possibilities are born.

Ex nihilo. Out of nothing. This is the true rhythm of things. Back in the olden days — when we lived off the land, and rose and set with the sun — the cycles of nature, and the sway they held over our lives was so evident that it required no contemplation. The frenzied days of the summer growing season gave way to the quieter, more contemplative days of fall, when we harvested the crops, putting them away for the fallow days of winter, when we were literally carried by our past efforts into the new birth of spring. In those long-ago days, we would have embraced the newfound leisure that fall introduced to our lives. We would have sat at the harvest table and received the bounty of the growing season with the deep sense of gratitude and awe that the moment deserved. We would have rejoiced in each others company and abandoned ourselves to the pleasures of a hearty meal. We would have taking the moment to breathe, and to feel our own origins and continuity within the rhythm of natural things.


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The Revelry [Week’s Best]

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THE REVELRY [WEEK’S BEST] explores some of the week’s best social & cultural finds from around the Web.

Forbes Woman
The Secret Art Of Negotiating: Take Ego Off The Table
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Conventional wisdom says you need to play hardball to win a tough negotiation. But evidence is mounting that negotiation isn’t about power, it’s about relationship. Rony Ross, founder and executive chairman of Panorama Software shares her tips for negotiating in Jenna Goudreau’s article for Forbes.com.


Marcus Samuelsson
Immigrants, The American Diet, And Health
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Tawnya Manion writes about the effects of the American diet on health in this powerful call to rethink the way we relate to food.




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