The allure of influence. The possibility that we can become someone important, someone with the power to impact others in a real and tangible way. The now-complicated concept of friendship- ever-changing in a digital landscape where connection seems more about … Continue reading HOW TO WIN FRIENDS: DO CARNEGIE’S GUIDELINES STILL STAND UP?
“Who is he?” She presses a pointer finger to the crumpled image of a stern, grey man on the tabloid page.“Jordan Peterson.”“How do you know who he is?” If you’ve been on the internet for more than a few minutes, … Continue reading THE JORDAN PETERSON DEBATE
Cityscapes filled with ash and rubble, fires in the distance, the quiet looming silence usually filled with urban sounds. Rural areas, now overgrown, houses with boarded windows, overtaken by nature, dusty paths and cracked stonework. Impending news alerts, sirens, natural … Continue reading APOCALYPSE PREPPERS: ANTICIPATION OR ANTICLIMAX?
We talk about inspiration as though it’s something graspable, just within our reach, something we can acquire but we don’t quite have yet. Meanwhile, inspiration lurks, a vague wordy shadow meaning nothing specific, nothing tangible. As a concept, we’ve managed … Continue reading INSPIRATION
Sustainability. That vague concept, conjuring images of metal water bottles, hemp fabrics, anti-plastic movements. News reports, climate change, the horror of unsustainable choices and their effects on our world. It can feel uncomfortable to think about sustainability, and our place … Continue reading COMBINING MINIMALISM & SUSTAINABILITY
We talk about taking risks as though it’s some grand act of bravery. A venture into an unknown void which takes thought and courage. We talk about taking risks as though risks are a rare part of our overall existence. … Continue reading WHAT RISKS WILL YOU TAKE?
A busy scene: checklists, schedules which span the whole day, from the dewy morning to the midnight sky- a sense of urgency, to get things done and to conquer the vague concept of time. Productivity is everywhere. But, usually, when … Continue reading TOXIC PRODUCTIVITY
The strong brewed coffee scent in the morning, with dappled sunlight shining in through the net curtain. Sometimes, the rush of news feels far away, and for a minute life just happens. The planes whir in the sky outside, and … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #10
Often, we think too much. We enter that great and vast chasm of concern which seems to drag us down into it. We pretend that we’re somewhere else, we run from it as though we have somewhere else to go, … Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR
That fleeting break from the overwhelm of everyday school life; the rough days when homework seemed impossible. The way that the days felt long, and drowsy. The soft grass in summer, the treats of ice cream and beach trips. That … Continue reading HOW CHILDHOOD GIFTS IMPACT ADULT ATTACHMENTS