Turns out the “Silly old Bear” isn’t so silly after all

If you’re like me, you remember the stories of Winnie the Pooh from childhood. The adventures of one crazy bear and his furry friends in the Hundred acre wood were as entertaining as they were engrossing. But as it turns out, Christopher Robin’s imagination has more than just entertainment value to offer us. 

Pooh Bear, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, and the whole gang have lots to teach us about the Eastern philosophy of Daoism and the practice of maintaining happiness and calm under all circumstances. In this newsletter, we’ll take a cursory look at the work of Benjamin Hoff and “The Tao of Pooh” to learn more.  


I wanted to include some uplifting and inspiring content that’ll help you get through Covid-19 and I thought, “why not do this every week!” So without further ado, below is this newsletter’s first edition of The Weekly Roundup: 

  • SGN John Krasinski’s fourth episode of his ‘Some Good News’ series features The Jonas Brothers, Chance the Rapper, and a prom for the class of 2020. 
  • To Infinity & Beyond! Check out this mom’s clever use of a Buzz Lightyear costume for grocery shopping in an era of social distancing. 
  • “We shall never surrender.” Read more about this 99-year old WWII veteran who beat Covid-19.

Before you go! 

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