I have been waiting to write about the cozy trend from across the pond, hygge. A Danish word that is related to our English word “hug”, hygge is often translated as warm and cozy and is the spirit of the candlelit interior on a cold winter night.
Pink was not part of my childhood. Through accident or design, I played with handmade dolls that wore clothes that matched mine. I wasn’t dressed in pink and I didn’t play with pink toys. For me, pink is not a childish color, it is a color of power.
Yes, 100 days without reading the news for an hour a day on the internet could make you crazy to clean, but this isn’t the dust I am thinking about today. I am thinking about the metaphorical dust featured in Philip Pullman’s great fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials.
The life I live with others should reflect what I believe, this is Integrity. A frustration with the lack of honesty, of reality, in the world around me can be an invitation to deepen my alignment between what I believe and how I live.
As a gift from Evernote this New Year, I received a free Audible copy of Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing“. This is a bit ironic because several of my Evernote files include things like “declutter my Evernote”. While I am not generally troubled by hoarding of physical things, I have a real problem with digital files. Continue reading “Simplicity: Day 21”
Looking back on the first 20 days of my 100 Day Challenge, I can see that I have been in a time of consolidating my motivation. I began this process of changing my habits out of an intuition that it would be vital to have a new relationship with the media to keep bright the best of my spiritual gifts, my optimism.
I have just completed a book considered Anthony Trollope‘s greatest: The Way We Live Now. RIght up there with MIddlemarch, LIttle Women and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the Guardian’s 2003 list of the top 100 novels of the English language, this humorous epic is a scathing take-down of the corruption of the Victorian Era. It is also a reminder that there is nothing new under the sun.
I built my capsule wardrobe because, prior to the beginning of the 100 Day Challenge, I had very rarely worn all black. However, every day since the Challenge began, I have only worn black…every day.
I am not an audiophile. I don’t mean that I am an audiophobe, but I can’t claim to be an expert in music. If one purpose of a 100 day challenge is to make time in my life by banishing the crudities currently on offer as worth attention, I should find time to learn more about “music”. Continue reading “Vinyl: Day 5”
Listening to other people talking about seeking the “real”, I hear lots of people mention that they are pulling away from Social Media. Common complaints about social media include the careful curation that stimulates FOMO and social comparison. Continue reading “Social: Day 3”