The Philosopher’s Corner

This Month’s Philosopher: Deepa Shah, WG’16  
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If I knew then what I know now, I would have...
Stopped worrying about what comes next.  Trusted enough in myself to know that I didn’t need to be anywhere else or doing anything else than what I was doing in the moment.

If I knew then what I know now, I would NOT have...
De-prioritized self-care and indoor hobbies when time felt limited.  I am especially learning this during the global COVID-19 pandemic when it is all too easy to not take a mental or physical break from doing office work or housework.


  1. “Remember that 'No.' is a complete sentence.”
    ~ I am not sure who originally said this, but I recently heard it from Jane Fonda during a webinar.
  2. “When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.”
    ~ Brené Brown, of course.
  3. “Live on the precipice of a smile.”
    ~ My reflections today are focused on presence, my daily struggle. I can’t think of a better vehicle to presence than humor.


  1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  2. The Fearless Organization by Amy C. Edmondson
  3.  Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

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