Minimal exteriors exude a sense of self-reliance. Great swathes of space, in simple and small settings; one set of cutlery, one rail for clothing, one simple existence. Dependence upon less, with no need for excess. The white and tan furnishings … Continue reading MINIMALISM & THE FEAR OF RELIANCE
In our best moments in life, we are kind and wonderful people, we are patient and caring and passionate. We can be generous and giving and we can work tirelessly to help others. In our worst moments, however, we can … Continue reading ACCEPTING MISTAKES & MOVING ON
Resentment feels like a heavy, but powerful, fragment of the soul. It sits in the belly of our being, waiting for the time when we are at our worst, ready to come back like bile- an acidic rage, painful and … Continue reading RESENTMENT & LETTING GO
We walk through life as vessels of influence and impact. We design our exteriors to show others what we’d like them to see, carefully constructing the pieces so that we might influence their understanding of us. We orchestrate a life … Continue reading SHOULD WE CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK?
Power is illusive, somewhere just beyond the edge of our grip. So many of us travel through life feeling powerless. We feel stuck in our situation, powerless over our unamendable past and powerless over our uncertain future. We wrongly seek … Continue reading HOW TO BE POWERFUL
Some weeks are full of things, the overwhelm of life and the roar of news, the fast-paced workdays and weekends which seem to only last for a minute. Others are slow, we wade through the concrete of each twenty-four hours … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #15
We search the pages of books to find ways to improve ourselves, challenging our ideas of who we are and what we are capable of. We try to develop who we are in order that we might experience more in … Continue reading HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
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?
Minimalism has an allure about it. Those sweeping expanses of space within a home, the strange comfort of organisation, the ambitious nature of decluttering- the prospect of becoming something new. A new type of person, self-aware, conscious of making sustainable … Continue reading PERSUASIVE MINIMALISM
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