I don’t know about you all, but the recent spate of natural disasters has rattled me to my core. I watched from afar as Houston slipped underwater and as the island where I honeymooned just last year has been ravaged again and again by Cat 5 hurricanes. In my own city, various wildfires sunk the
When I first started this blog, I was super focused on minimalism, mindfulness and positive change. I was sitting on a barstool in our kitchen while Brenton was making dinner, brainstorming and name-checking available domains. Punctuating my atheism, I started thinking aloud about how we have this “one life” so let’s freaking design it. Several
There’s a great scene in It Might Get Loud in which Jack White talks about his views on creativity. He says: “Opportunity doesn’t do anything for creativity. Yeah, it makes things easier and you can get home sooner, but it doesn’t make you a more creative person.” He talks about how limitations make us more
For me, waking up is no easy feat. It’s an every-morning struggle between time and perception, between intention and action, between drowsiness and any wisps of wakefulness. For a split-second when I’m jolted awake by my alarm, I truly believe that I’m going to stay awake and that my body will spring to life. And
Real human connection isn’t easy to come by. It takes time to cut through the bullshit and get to the juicy stuff: What’s making you happy right now? Sad? What did that feel like? What are you afraid of? Unlike many other mediums, podcasts can offer a window into this wonderful world of human experience.
I love the gentle whoosh-whoosh of the traffic outside mingling with my playlist of ambient tunes. We’ve designed our spare bedroom to be a creative space: Brenton does his music thing, I do my writing thing. Not so long ago, I wasn’t making any time for this necessary enterprise and it weighed on me. I
If I don’t intentionally carve out time to be creative, it simply doesn’t happen. It’s one of those things that makes me feel so much more buoyant afterwards, but getting into it can be a challenge. Lately, I’m not making any excuses. Doing something, anything creative is fun and important. However, what sets the tone for