Ellen Langer

I recently published a book entitled, The Art of Noticing. It’s full of one-liners culled from forty years of research paired with one of my paintings. The result of thinking deeply about each of them lead me to define GLADO, my recipe for a successful life: be Generous, Loving, Direct and Open. I reached the same conclusion after seriously considering the myths that prevent us from fully engaging our mindful creativity that I spelled out in On Becoming An Artist.

These books were written to encourage the recognition that these myths are of our own making. Rules and standards are decisions made by others and can be rewritten, genuine success is not zero-sum, and we are all that stand between us and the lives we’d like to live.