Things. The enemy of minimalism. Possessions which, we are told, hold us captive, keep us prisoner. The items which surround us in our home, even if we love them, we believe we should set ourselves free from them. Sometimes, looking … Continue reading THE ENEMY OF MINIMALISM?
Trainers on asphalt and concrete, the thudding pad of the ground beneath feet. From towerblock jungles in the urban sprawl, to muddy trails through overgrown wilderness. Endurance, following through on a set goal, under the dim clouds of winter days … Continue reading SPORT & SELF DEVELOPMENT
Some successes are dazzling shooting stars, bursting through the blackness for a moment- a sudden display of brightness, brief and impressive. Other successes are slow, far off stars burning away in the distance, existing as they do and eventually shining … Continue reading CONSISTENCY | SHORT THOUGHTS
Social media looms in the background of all of our lives. Those of us who are on social media face the daily onslaught of headlines, timelines, updates, and minute-by-minute dramas occurring globally. Even those of us who aren’t on social … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | SHORT THOUGHTS
The objects slowly creep in, interiors change and transform, mindsets change in fragments, trends die out. Once monochrome interiors become full of things, the cutlery drawer increases in mass, the wardrobe spills over. Minimalism may, for many, fall away in … Continue reading THE END OF MINIMALISM?
Never talk about politics and religion– so the Dale Carnegie saying goes. In order to Win Friends and Influence People, we’re advised to avoid controversy at all costs. If we want to make friends, we’re told, we’d be better off … Continue reading POLITICS & RELIGION | SHORT THOUGHTS
To look out at a sunrise is a wonderful and precious thing. No matter how many times we may see a sunrise in our life, it will never be the same sunrise twice. With that sunrise comes the promise of … Continue reading WAKING UP EARLY
Bus, bike, train, car, tram, plane. We get to places by many means. The seasons pass, and sometimes it feels that we don’t take notice of the small changes around us. The bright skies burn into dark winters as we … Continue reading WALKING
Train doors open in a clatter as you run out onto the platform. Late again, for a train going the wrong direction; the escalators and crowds and announcements are disorienting. The hotel is not much better, long stretches of narrow … Continue reading TRAVEL MISTAKES
The drive to reach something more. The slow but steady progress from somewhere monochrome to somewhere technicolor. A human force, propelling us toward our goals, compelling us to make changes, to work hard, to strive for something. Ambition conjures images … Continue reading AMBITION: POWER HUNGRY OR HEALTHY MOTIVATION?