You have exactly 90 seconds

By: Tory  |  Published: June 24th, 2011   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

“I define responsibility as the ability to choose how we respond to stimulation…Although there are certain limbic system programs that can be triggered automatically, it takes less than 90 SECONDS for one of these programs to be triggered, surge through our body, and then be completely flushed out of our blood stream…If, however, I remain angry after those 90 seconds have passed then it is because I have chosen to let that circuit continue to run.” —-“My Stroke of Insight” by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. If you didn’t know, Dr. Jill Taylor is a one of the top brain anatomists […]

When should I wave this thing?

By: Tory  |  Published: June 22nd, 2011   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

“After rejection number forty. I started lying to my friends about what I did on the weekend….By rejection number fifty-five, I was truly neurotic. In the end, I received sixty rejections for the book “The Help.” Letter number sixty-one was the one that accepted me. After my five years of writing and three and half years of rejection, an agent named Susan Ramer took pity on me. What if I had given up at fifteen? Or forty? Or even sixty? Three weeks later Susan sold “The Help” to Amy Einhorn Books. ” — Kathryn Stockett- Bestselling author of “The Help” […]