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The Roundup – Episode 24

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.

“The impatient generation” is what many consider the young adults of today to be, you may have heard it before, you may feel you can relate to that – or perhaps not!

Either way, this week Danilo shares a key principle to help put things into perspective: ‘delayed gratification’. We live in a world of shortcuts – in fact, it spins on this pursuit of instant gratification, but is that the right way to approach things? You’ll find explorations of this principle in the Bible, the writings of Ellen G. White, in popular psychology – and, well, hopefully in the advice of wise people around you!

Danilo invites you to discover the concept of delayed gratification because it truly helps in taking a perspective that might help you in many areas of your life.


Book of the Week:

‘The Road less travelled’ - Scott Peck

“Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, leading psychiatrist Dr M. Scott Peck suggests ways in which facing our difficulties – and suffering through the changes – can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding.

He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to recognise true compatibility, how to distinguish dependency from love, how to become one’s own person, and how to be a more sensitive parent.

This is the bestselling self-help book that will change the way you live, and love, for good.”

Album of the week:

'The Gospel According to Jazz' - Kirk Whalum

This album is divided into 4 chapters, which Danilo assures is your cup of tea if you enjoy the smooth tones of a saxophone and amazing gospel singers.

To give you further insight, Brian Serge wrote for on the record’s Chapter III:

“Religion isn’t just a part of Kirk Whalum’s life, it is his life. That’s what makes the third installment in Whalum’s fusion of gospel and jazz music such a true vision. You feel the power of Whalum’s spirit as you imagine him, eyes closed, playing his sax during a live recording in 2007 at the Reid Temple AME Church in Glenn Dale, Md. This chapter is the best in the “book” so far, as a number of guest artists and musical styles coalesce into a two-CD project (also available on DVD) that is just heavenly.

Whalum’s smooth-jazz base should welcome this onslaught of musical energy; gospel fans will dig it all.”

If that isn’t going to get you racing to Spotify, we aren’t sure what will.

Cooking 101: tomato and basil soup

Do you want to know a secret? Soup is pretty much impossible to mess up, which is great news for the amateur chef. Tomato and basil soup is a must on any respectable winter menu - and Danilo has just the recipe.