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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Three breeds of feedback

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


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 […]


Fearing fear itself

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