In her book ‘Negotiating with the dead, a writer on writing’, Margaret Atwood pens all the reasons she can find for why writers write. It’s a rather extensive list. I wonder if your reasons are in there … many of mine are! Continue reading
Perfectionism is just fear in really good shoes.
– Elizabeth Gilbert
Watch Elizabeth Gilbert discuss her thoughts on perfectionism on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday below: Continue reading
We really must understand that the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy.
– Richard Foster
Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter.
– Harold Kushner
Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.
– The Dalai Lama
For me, minimalism is about getting back to the essentials of life, the core of living. It’s about having and consuming only what I need.
I focus on the core of what I want to achieve. I want to be a writer, so I get a pen and a piece of paper and I write. I don’t spend time emailing or tweeting that I #amwriting. That’s extra. That’s more than the work. The minimum action I need to perform in order to be a writer is to write.
When I wake up in the morning, I don’t think what am I going to do today, or tomorrow, or think about what I did yesterday. I think today is going to be the best day of my life.
– Tao Porchon-Lynch
It’s Monday, and I thought a little inspiration was in order … Continue reading
Here’s a 3 minute video to help give you a little perspective for the week ahead. Why not watch it while you sip your Monday morning coffee … guaranteed it’ll be the best coffee you drink all week. Continue reading
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
– Gabriel García Márquez
I’ve recently returned to yoga after several months of not practicing. Continue reading
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one.
You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
― Arthur Miller
Regrets: I have them. We all do, I guess. We’re not supposed to, I’m told. You should never have regrets … but never seems quite strong a viewpoint to have. I think there’s some value in regret. Continue reading