Family portraits, those picture perfect memories, the one central message radiating from the framed image: we are normal, we are unified, we are a family. Families are complicated and messy, filled with flaws and intricacies and little moments which become … Continue reading WHAT WE INHERIT
Boxes of books, their pages crumpled and yellowing. That old paperback smell, damp and dry, like sawdust. The roar of early minimalism encourages freedom from everything, so they get shipped out, via car or collection, taken away to be sold … Continue reading MINIMISING BOOKS
In the mirror is someone who resembles you. Something close to how you are, what you look like, but just a little off. Others see versions of us which we often curate specifically for them- we get coffee with this … Continue reading BE THE MAIN CHARACTER OF YOUR STORY
News echoes from television screens and radio stations. Each week our minds are flooded by the drama of news. Every week we should take the opportunity to reflect on our successes and to reserve a piece of our headspace for … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #17
The most vibrant of feelings, that sense of the need to clutch onto something and learn everything it has to offer. The feeling of ultimate attachment. It’s as though the thing, or person, was missing from your soul and now … Continue reading WHAT IS PASSION?
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
A vista overlooking a turquoise sea, white sands stretching out into the distance under the broad palm leaves. Great bright villas with their balcony views look out onto pools and lounge beds, the air salty and hot. Shiny jets and … Continue reading WHY TO TRAVEL ON A BUDGET
Some weeks are chaotically full, packed with moments which change us and inform our lives in meaningful ways. All too often we are bombarded with information, too much, too many times of the day. News jingles and dramatic headlines frame … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #16
You remember it- that childlike pure love of something. The one element running through your formative years which you clutched onto like the promise of a future worth experiencing. We think of it like something we can step into, some … Continue reading SHOULD YOU GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS?
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?