Pause and see what you’re curious about. Take away a quote or a recommendation!

I cuddle up with books whenever possible. When I read, I am fascinated, expanded, energised, and clear. Yet, a week […]


If given 20 minutes, use 10.

“It is the insecure who feel they must spend every bit of time allotted to them to embellish their record; […]


The decision to change is the ultimate instant gratification

I aspire to be many things — intending to be more organised, disciplined, creative, and efficient each day. Aiming to […]

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The Seven Sins that make us verbose

“Why BRIEF? In our attention-deficit economy, being brief is what’s desperately needed and rarely delivered. When we fail to be […]


I’m curious, but I don’t know what I’m curious about yet.

The most interesting thing about interviewing customers or users — having a conversation with the learner’s mindset — is this […]

A guide to the good life

Rediscovering the capacity for joy

I had the same misconceptions about Stoicism as the author — To begin with, I knew that the dictionary defines […]

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Do you do more when you have more to do?

When I procrastinate, I tend to buy books (and sometimes read books). It seemed to make sense that I read […]


Humor is a way to communicate concern, without feeling silly, without showing fear

When brought in to give his opinion on a suspicious package, Taylor responded with dark humor: “I’m going back to […]


Fear is excitement without the breath

How do you want to feel when you look at your schedule for the week? When you get dressed in […]


Why are most meetings boring? No conflict.

Meetings are a lot like movies, Patrick shows: they run about the same amount of time and involve sitting down. […]

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More reminders of who we are when we smile unabashedly

I’ve been taking candid, energised portraits for a little while, so I’ve compiled my favorite methods and mindsets into a […]


The big bang theory of sex and spontaneity

I can’t help noticing the discrepancy between the attention they devote to these chores and the lack of attention they […]


Continue to try in the face of failure

Whatever label it goes by, [design thinking] is an approach to problem solving that is distinguished by a few key […]


The downside of freedom is choices

Do you want more choices? Most of us would say yes. Whether its for pricing plans, website design, menu items, […]


Deliver happiness to everyone, including ourselves

I thought about how easily we are all brainwash by our society and culture to stop thinking and just assume […]


We are information insecure

Like American tourists in Europe racing from site to site with barely a moment to take a picture or talk […]


Happiness is to be loved for exactly who you are

Francois’ novel is filled with tongue-in-cheek humour, profound statements, and bittersweetness: Perhaps you worked it out before he did, because, […]


The opposite of quitting isn’t “waiting around”

No, the opposite of quitting is rededication. The opposite of quitting is an invigorated new strategy designed to break the […]

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Emailing someone 3 desks away

Jason and David enumerate the arguments/benefits of letting the team work remotely, and tackle the common concerns managers have. I […]


Three breeds of feedback

The very first task in assessing feedback is figuring out what kind of feedback we are dealing with. Bradly, feedback […]


To fall in love, but not to be in love

This beautiful sentence attracted me to this ethnography and its the one I’m taking away. Most customers are looking for […]


To improve education, think smaller

One in four children, it turns out, has subpart eyesight, while a whopping 60 percent of “problem learners” have trouble […]


Wine is bottled poetry

Think of a scent that you love. Can you imagine how you would feel when you smell it? In The […]


Is it better to ask for love or patience?

Charlie paints many beautiful scenes in this book; sadly, they are not easily captured by a sentence, or even a […]


Who gave you the right to judge my mistakes?

Even in our darkest moments or about our most shameful things, we come ourselves against others. Our failures are not […]

Your art is always mistake-free

Zentangles are meditations through pen. It’s a kind of drawing that much more about feel and intention than looking like […]

Do you want to start writing a book, or actually write one?

The first thing that you’ll what to do is ask yourself “is your priority for you to enjoy yourself or […]


The true owner of an object is the creator

You don’t understand, Harry; nobody could understand unless they have lived with goblins. To a goblin, the rightful and true master […]


Easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right

What does being wrong feel like? It feels like being right. Until the moment where we know that we’re wrong, […]


The greatest teacher doesn’t “teach”

He was nothing like any human teacher Harry had ever had. His priority did not seem to be to teach […]


We are only as weak as we are divided

When I want fiction, I gravitate the Harry Potter series, not only because it brings about a sweet sense of […]


Fearing fear itself

I would like all of you to take a moment now to think of the thing that scares you most, […]


We are choices, not abilities

Harry often struggles with his dark side. More curiously, there are moments where he is afraid that he could be […]

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Death is but the next great adventure

So many of J.K Rowling characters show us how to be brave and, if I may be cliche, how to […]

Blog goal: To keep & review beautiful language and clear explanations

Why am I keeping this blog? Because I love to cuddle up with a good book, and I’m holding myself […]